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About Us

A company on a mission.

At SSR, we exist to create high-value solutions through partnerships that positively contribute to the health and well-being of humans, animals, and the environment.

Leading the way.

As the USA’s largest supplier of sow co-products, SSR is leading the industry in quality porcine tissue. We have a long history of working with and supplying high-quality porcine materials, and we understand their potential applications within various industries. We partner with each of our customers to design a process to provide reliable materials that meet their needs, delivered precisely to their exacting standards. 

The people behind the products.

Our porcine tissue experts are here to help you meet your porcine needs. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for solving problems, you can count on our team to help yours.

Lauren Sammel

Director

Pete Whyte

Sales Manager

Jessica Freeman

Business Manager

Dialed in for quality control. 

SSR is ISO 22442-2 compliant and sources porcine tissues from three SQF-certified Johnsonville facilities (abattoirs) located in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Kansas. We understand the importance of highly-specific preparation in a controlled environment. We can utilize designated medical-material rooms at our abattoirs when there is a need for a controlled environment and specific preparation steps for porcine tissues. These rooms are staffed by Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) trained personnel who process, inspect, package, and ship porcine tissues according to the standard operating procedure (SOP) defined in partnership with our customers. 

A higher standard for success.

At SSR, good enough is never good enough. These five pillars form the foundation of our company and ensure the highest standard for our partners.

Animal Welfare

Consistent with the practices and values of Johnsonville LLC, we are committed to the well-being of our animals. Our moral and ethical obligation is to ensure our animals are treated humanely. We always strive to meet and exceed industry animal welfare and husbandry guidelines. We continuously improve equipment and facilities, educate our members in ethical treatment practices, and actively pursue new technology to further enhance our handling practices.

Sustainability

SSR stands for “Sustainable Swine Resources,” and we don’t take the responsibility of that name lightly. We stand by the principles of sustainability in the use of high-quality porcine materials. We strive to be the best stewards of our animals, using the entire animal to improve, prolong, and save human lives or feed and advance the health and well-being of other animals. We ensure the total utility of the animal by working in partnership with customers who utilize essential porcine materials and products for various industries.

Customer Service

At SSR, we’re in it for the long haul. We focus on lasting partnerships with our customers to address their needs and strive to be the global leader in supplying reliable porcine materials and products. Our consultative approach starts with understanding our customer’s needs and specific requirements. We work closely with our customers to design the best process to deliver high-quality, customized materials that consistently meet their requirements and standard operating procedures.

Innovation

With a desire to move the world forward, our culture is based on exploration, experimentation, continuous learning, and discovery. We welcome critical feedback from our customers and research partners to continuously innovate and improve our practices and processes for delivering high-quality porcine tissues.

Quality

Above all else, we are committed to delivering the best products possible. We follow rigorous quality procedures that meet or exceed industry and regulatory standards. We are committed to mitigating risk and promoting quality for our customers and research partners through continuous improvement of our supply chain management and verification, safety, and quality systems.

The proof is in the partnership.

If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, let’s connect and see how we can meet your custom porcine needs.

Sustainable Swine Resources

A proud member of the Johnsonville family

SSR Overview

For over 30 years, SSR Lifesciences has provided biomedical researchers, companies and manufacturers a complete range of high-quality porcine materials sourced, prepared and delivered precisely to client's specifications.

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