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The Journey of a Porcine Tissue Sample

The Journey of a Porcine Tissue Sample

The journey of a porcine tissue sample from farm to laboratory tells the story of sustainability, ethical practice, and scientific contribution. Sustainable Swine Resources (SSR) stands at the forefront of this story, demonstrating how ethical sourcing and...

The Sustainable Swine Revolution: How SSR is Paving the Way

The Sustainable Swine Revolution: How SSR is Paving the Way

At Sustainable Swine Resources (SSR), we are at the forefront towards sustainability in the swine industry. As a provider of high-quality porcine materials, our commitment extends beyond the supply chain. In collaboration with PQA+ certified farmers, SSR is...

Harnessing the Power of Pericardia

Harnessing the Power of Pericardia

At Sustainable Swine Resources (SSR), our commitment to providing high-quality porcine materials extends to exploring the incredible potential of every part of the sow. This includes using pericardia, the sac around the heart, for its diverse applications in science,...

Welcoming Noah Gibson

Welcoming Noah Gibson

At Sustainable Swine Resources (SSR), we're delighted to introduce our latest addition to the team, Noah Gibson, who officially joined us in September 2023 as our Sales Manager. Noah's role marks a significant milestone in our journey to deliver high-quality porcine...

Pig Kidney Xenotransplantation Update

Pig Kidney Xenotransplantation Update

On July 14th, 2023, Surgeons at NYU Langone Health achieved a significant medical milestone by successfully transplanting a genetically engineered pig kidney into a human recipient who had been declared dead by neurologic criteria. The transplanted pig kidney, which...

How Companies are Using Porcine Collagen in Healthcare

How Companies are Using Porcine Collagen in Healthcare

Porcine collagen, also called pork collagen, has emerged as a groundbreaking component in the realm of healthcare. With its remarkable properties, it has garnered significant attention for different applications in the medical field. The potential of porcine collagen...

The Importance of Working with PQA + Certified Farmers

The Importance of Working with PQA + Certified Farmers

Here at Johnsonville/Sustainable Swine Resources (SSR), we take animal health and safety very seriously. One of the ways we show that and provide insight to our customers is by working with only farmers who are PQA+ certified to provide the highest quality porcine...

Benefits of Heparin

Benefits of Heparin

Porcine materials can become helpful ingredients in a wide range of market uses. From food offerings, medical devices, industrial components and much more, harvesting porcine tissues continues to be a sustainable way to reduce waste in the pork industry. While many...

Standards that Save Lives: SSR on Quality

Standards that Save Lives: SSR on Quality

Because porcine tissues and other materials derived from pigs can be used in so many sustainable applicable ways to reduce waste, it’s important that high quality standards are maintained throughout the entire harvest process. At SSR, many of our products go into the...

Porcine Materials and Pharmaceuticals

Porcine Materials and Pharmaceuticals

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...

Introduction to Organ Meats

Introduction to Organ Meats

When it comes to promoting sustainability in the food industry, one approach that has been gaining attention isn’t new. The consumption of organ meats – commonly known as offal – is being rediscovered for its positive health and environmental benefits. At SSR, we...

Porcine Materials and the Pet Industry

Porcine Materials and the Pet Industry

Porcine tissues and other pig co-products have various applications in the creation of industrial, commercial and medical products. Another area where pig materials are a huge benefit is the pet industry. The use of porcine materials for pet food and supplements helps...

Member Spotlight: Noah Ruh, Co-op

Member Spotlight: Noah Ruh, Co-op

SSR is the premier supplier of porcine materials for a variety of industries, ranging from medical and pharmaceutical to pet food. We specialize in supplying customized tissue to meet our customers’ specifications. At SSR, we pride ourselves in the superior quality of...

Introducing the New SSR Customization Center

Introducing the New SSR Customization Center

As science and technology continue to move towards greater innovations and upgrades, the industries that support them must keep up with the changing needs and demands to help companies create the products and medicines that continue to improve lives. In accordance...

Porcine Materials in Wound Healing

Porcine Materials in Wound Healing

Porcine tissues and other pig co-products are used in various medical and scientific fields to further technological innovations and help improve people’s lives. Pigs are a perfect candidate for biomedical research because there are many similarities between pigs and...

Animal Welfare, Part IIIB

Animal Welfare, Part IIIB

Starting in June 2020, we published a three-part interview with Ben Peyer, Director of Animal Welfare at Johnsonville.  Part I covered animal welfare in general, Part II focused on animal welfare in agriculture, and Part III narrowed the discussion further to animal...

Animal Welfare, Part III

Animal Welfare, Part III

Interview with Director of Animal Welfare - Johnsonville - Ben Peyer Part II This is the third and final installment in our Q&A series with Johnsonville’s Director of Animal Welfare, Ben Peyer. In Part III, we talk to Ben about the work Johnsonville is doing to...

The Science of Success: Customer Service

The Science of Success: Customer Service

At SSR (Sustainable Swine Resources), we’re proud to have a balanced outlook, combining advanced scientific knowledge with an old school work ethic. As one of our pillars of success, customer service motivates everything we do. Pete Whyte, Sales Manager at SSR, shares...

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Now, more than any other time in history, sustainability in the food industry is seen as an important means to help future generations to flourish. At SSR, sustainability is at the heart of what we do. Our products and services help promote meat industry...

Animal Welfare, Part II

Animal Welfare, Part II

Interview with Director of Animal Welfare - Johnsonville - Ben Peyer Part II Below is the second of a 3-part series of interviews with Ben Peyer, Director of Animal Welfare at Johnsonville, the parent company of SSR.  In this installment, we cover two big topics:...

SSR Animal Welfare, Part I

SSR Animal Welfare, Part I

Interview with Director of Animal Welfare - Johnsonville - Ben Peyer Below is the first of a 3-part series of interviews with Ben Peyer, Director of Animal Welfare at Johnsonville, the parent company of SSR. We'll explore the significance of animal welfare within our...

How We Partner

We are committed to your success. Through our parent company, Johnsonville LLC, SSR has the resources and flexibility to engage with clients at any level, from supply agreements to joint ventures.

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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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