Benefits of Miniature Swine Models
Our ExeGen® Yucatan miniature pig models offer a much more accurate and effective testing platform for new treatments than traditional mouse models.
Advantages of Miniature Swine Over Traditional Models:
Human-like disease phenotypes on accelerated timelines
Human-like size useful for device and imaging work
Anatomically similar to humans (eg, similar structure of cardiovascular systems)
Improved translational value to human clinical trials
Challenges of Medical Product Development
The process to develop successful treatments faces significant obstacles including:
More than 80% of new medications fail at the human clinical trials stage, contributing to huge investment expenses, typically greater than $1 billion per drug
For rare disease states, limited patient populations makes predictive efficacy much more difficult
Miniature swine models aim to address and improve the outcomes in these challenges, enabling significant cost savings in develppment and the ability to bring medications to market faster.