Experimental Animals
Online ISSN : 1881-7122
Print ISSN : 1341-1357
ISSN-L : 0007-5124
Swine used in the medical university: overview of 20 years of experience
Eiji KobayashiYutaka HanazonoSatoshi Kunita
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2018 Volume 67 Issue 1 Pages 7-13


Center for Development of Advanced Medical Technology (CDAMTec) in Jichi Medical University was established in 2009. It is the first educational research facility specialized for medical research and training using swine in Japan. Preclinical studies on large animals are essential prior to clinical trials to develop regenerative medical products and medical equipment. We have continued comprehensively considering using miniature swine for experiments to develop advanced medical technologies and train physicians with advanced clinical abilities, while paying attention to animal welfare. The center plays a pioneering role in this field by accumulating know-how such as (1) Construction and effective utilization of research facilities, (2) Procurement of quality animal resources, (3) Education and training of technical staff, (4) Establishment of support system for physicians and researchers. We now open up widely these expertise and foundation for medical research and training not only within our university but also outside the university, so as to move faster to practical use of advanced medical technology and contribute to human health and welfare.

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