Minipig Animal Models
The minipig is becoming the model of choice in pharmaceutical development programs due to its physiological similarities in humans and availability. Consequently, regulatory authorities now accept the minipig as a suitable nonrodent species for use in safety evaluation assessment and efficacy studies when it’s scientifically appropriate.
Our scientists have experience performing a wide range of study types in several minipig strains (most commonly the Göttingen minipig), as well as full-size domestic swine. They are available to advise on the appropriate study design for your research.
Our advanced technology and experienced staff are available to support you with the knowledge and resources you need to make better decisions and progress your lead compounds forward.
Our experience running a wide range of study types in several minipig strains (most commonly the Göttingen minipig) means we can advise on the best design for your specific study. We also offer full-service laboratory support to enable each client to have all aspects of a study performed at a single GLP-compliant facility.
ROUTES OF ADMINISTRATION
- Oral (gavage, dietary, and water)
- Intravenous (single bolus or repeat dose)
- Continuous infusion
- Subcutaneous, intradermal, and intramuscular
- Dermal (open, partial, or full occlusion)
- Surgical implant (medical devices)
SPECIALTY STUDY DESIGNS
- Teratology studies
- Fertility assessments
- Juvenile studies
- Safety pharmacology studies
- Toxicokinetic (ADME) studies
- Wound healing studies
- Diabetic model