Precision Leveling Technology

Midwest Research Swine has developed the capability of precision leveling for porcine dermis, and we are pleased and excited to announce that we now can offer porcine dermis produced using this technology to our customers.

This process removes tissue layers from dermis in a very precise and controlled way and has the potential to significantly reduce our customer’s costs.

Dave Theis
President of Midwest Research Swine

Midwest Research Swine (MRS), the leading U.S. supplier of High Health Herd Status™ biomedical swine, donor tissue animals, and harvested tissue, announced the introduction of Precision Leveling Technology (PLT) and the availability of porcine dermis prepared using this technology. With over 27 years of experience in the Bio-medical industry, MRS continues to improve quality, services and processes.  “Midwest Research Swine has developed the capability of precision leveling for porcine dermis, and we are pleased and excited to announce that we now can offer porcine dermis produced using this technology to our customers. This process removes tissue layers from dermis in a very precise and controlled way and has the potential to significantly reduce our customer’s costs.” said Dave Theis, President of Midwest Research Swine.

Precision Leveling Technology can be applied in a variety of ways to porcine dermis:        

Porcine dermis without hypodermis - shaved

Porcine dermis without hypodermis - scalded

Removing the hypodermis (fatty subcutaneous layer) from the targeted dermis section of the hide.
This replaces the use of “fleshers” and the results are a more consistent and higher quality dermis section.

Porcine dermis without hypodermis and epidermis

Removing the epidermis (top thin layer) from the targeted dermis section of hide.
Sizing the targeted dermis section to final product thickness specifications.

Porcine dermis

With this new capability, Midwest Research Swine is now positioned to serve the porcine dermis market in exciting new ways. 

Using PLT, MRS can precision level to provide full length hide strips up to 18” wide as well as smaller hide sections that are sized (length and width) to product specifications.
This value-added processing capability allows MRS to take on the most challenging porcine dermis applications.

Precision Leveling Technology benefits are many and include:

  • Elimination of in-house processing steps, which can save on labor, overhead, space, equipment and facilities costs.
  • Improved product yields.
  • Faster product development and launch.
  • Reduced costs (shipping, handling, storage, scrap) due to focus on usable product only.
  • Superior product quality.

With PLT, MRS intends to be a world leader in providing porcine dermis to the medical industry.  The company understands the cost pressures that the bio-medical industry is experiencing in today’s competitive market, and therefore MRS will continue to be an industry partner that will take on the tough dermis projects while maintaining high product quality and helping to reduce costs.

Why partner with Midwest Research Swine?

  • Vertically integrated with tissue sourced from High Health Herd Status™ pig herds
    (compliant with ISO 22442:2007, 24 CFR 820 and Council Directive 93/42/EEC guidelines).
  • Core competency is providing porcine tissue for the biomedical industry.
  • Serve as a partner that can work with the client to improve processes and reduce cost.
  •  Continue to develop and improve new technologies like Precision Leveling Technology.

 

MRS realizes that the future of biomedical tissue processing will require driving down net costs for clients, and will continue to be a strong partner in achieving this ultimate goal.