Pig tissue and pig organs commonly collected:

  • Skin
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Small Intestine
  • Heart Value
  • Liver
  • Heart
  • Pancreas
  • Lungs
  • Spleen
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Tongue
  • Kidneys
  • Head
  • Internal Organs
  • Brain
  • Spine
  • Femur

Midwest Porcine Recovery offers highly qualified traceable porcine organs, collagen tissue, cells and genetic material recovered exclusively from Midwest Research Swine’s High Health Status Herds™

Our Porcine Source Material
The only source of swine obtained by Midwest Porcine Recovery come from the four closed High Health Status Herds™ owned and managed by Midwest Research Swine. Locations are separated and in biosecure areas in the state of Minnesota to provide disease management control and insuring there are alternate sources if one location should become compromised. Midwest Research Swines’ herds exceed standards set by the National SPF Swine Accrediting Agency. Animals pass USDA inspection. Each herd is clinically free and serologically negative to numerous porcine pathogens. Animals are USDA validated brucellosis free and qualified pseudorabies negative.

Animals used for processing have been validated free of BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathies) and enter a porcine only abattoir.

MRS offers a complete, controlled, integrated program that provides medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies with high quality porcine tissue and cells. All tissue and cells are collected per clients SOP and specifications.

Our Facility
Midwest Research Swine expanded its business in 2010 by adding Midwest Porcine Recovery and building its own porcine only abattoir. Located 55 minutes west of the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport in Glencoe, MN. This facility contains scalders, hide leveling equipment and trained personnel to collect and process tissue.
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Coolers are easily monitored with calibrated thermometers. Specific clean rooms are designated for tissue collection and are separated from the floor.

There is additional floor space to allow clients to maintain an R&D lab on-site and further process collected tissue if desired.