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Pork producer Smithfield eyes bigger role in medical market

It sets up bioscience unit with the ultimate aim of selling pig organs for transplant into humans

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Smithfield Foods, the world's biggest pork producer, has joined a public-private tissue engineering consortium funded by an US$80 million US Department of Defense grant.

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SMITHFIELD Foods, the world's largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans.

Routine pig-human organ transplants are

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