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Among the different uses of porcine tissues and other pig co-products, the pharmaceutical industry maximizes the use of pigs to research and create groundbreaking new medicines that improve the lives of humans and animals. This use of porcine, or pig, medicine materials helps pharmaceutical research continue to innovate and discover the medicines of the future.

Pigs are a primary source of materials for animal biologics. Biologics are potent medicines that are made from the molecules, cells or tissues of living things. Biologics can come from microorganisms, insects, plants or animals. From common medicines to cutting-edge porcine biologics, pigs play a huge role in the treatment of illness and disease.



Porcine Materials Used in Pharmaceutical Applications

  • Organs and glands
  • Blood vessels
  • Reproductive organs
  • Fluids
  • Tissues


Medicines and Medicinal Components Made from Porcine Materials

  • Gelatin
  • Epinephrine
  • Heparin
  • Progesterone
  • Oxytocin
  • Insulin
  • Thyroid medications
  • Melatonin

Dozens upon dozens of products are made from this short list of porcine materials. In turn, these porcine-derived products contribute to many pharmaceutical applications and continue to play important roles in the development of new medicines and biomedical advances, thereby improving patient outcomes in medicine. 

From common medicines to cutting-edge porcine biologics, having porcine and pigs in medicine plays a huge role in the treatment of illness and disease. 

Because of the nature of porcine biologics, production methods demand consistent quality and purity to continue saving lives. At SSR, we pride ourselves in the quality we provide and the ability to scale our production to meet the precise needs of our clients. Whether that is customized solutions, reliable production capabilities, or collaborative opportunities.

If you have any other questions about our products, services or partnership opportunities, please contact us online. We look forward to assisting you in your pharmaceutical endeavors.

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