"Superpig: a research project for animal and human health”

It was held on October the 12th at the Maffei Hall of the Chamber of Commerce of Cremona the conference  "Superpig: a research project for the  animal and human health." The conference has been organised by Avantea Foundation in collaboration with Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the Municipal Council and Province of Cremona. The conference was organized under the program of R & D Superpig. Superpig is co-financed by Lombardy Region. Its purpose is to create a technological platform for the use of the pig in the biomedical field (for organ and tiassue  transplantation) and biotechnology (animal model).The conference had as its objective the dissemination of current knowledge in the field of organ transplantation. Experts in the field took part in the conference: Prof. David H. Sachs (Professor of Surgery (Immunology), Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA), Dr Emanuele Cozzi (Head of the Unit of Clinical and Experimental Immunology of Transplantation of the Azienda Ospedaliera of Padova), Prof. Gianluigi Condorelli (Head of the cardiovascular Research Clinical Institute Humanitas) and Dr Maria Tollis (Director of Research in Viral diseases of Domestic Animals at the National Institute of Health '). During the conference it was illustrated the state of the art in the use of large animals as models in the field of biotechnology and their use in biomedicine for organ and tissue transplantation, as well as the use of induced pluripotent stem cells for heart disease.

Download the conference program.