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Swine it #101: Xenotransplantation: pigs can literally save your life - Dr. Guillermo Ramis

29 July 2021, at 9:08am

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"𝘗𝘪𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘪𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺, 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯." - 𝗗𝗿. 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼 𝗥𝗮𝗺𝗶𝘀

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:

1. Xenotransplantation
2. Challenges
3. Components and proteins targeted
4. Achieving a successful liver transplant
5. Survivability of a litter of modified pigs
6. Survivability of the transplant itself
7. Animal weight vs. Receiver weight
8. Public acceptance

𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: Dr. Ramis received his degree in Veterinary Medicine / Science from the University of Murcia in 1993, and earned a PhD in Veterinary Medicine / Science with honors also from the University of Murcia in 2002. He obtained his Diploma from the European College of Porcine Health and Management in 2006. Dr. Ramis is currently Associate Professor at the Animal Production Department at the University of Murcia, teaching courses for the Veterinary Medicine / Science degree and the Professional and Scientific Swine Production Master’s degree (he is also this program’s coordinator) at the University of Murcia.