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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

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.


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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