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Study gives reassurance on safety of xenotransplantation

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 28 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:533
  1. Janice Hopkins
  1. Tanne New York

    A large international study gives reassurance on the safety of xenotransplantation, the use of donor organs from non-human species, to alleviate the shortage of human organs (Science 1999;285:1236-41). Patients exposed to living pig tissue do not seem to have been infected with a pig virus.

    Dr Khazal Paradis, director of clinical research at Imutran in Cambridge in the United Kingdom and lead author of the study, told the BMJ: “We hope to proceed to small, well …

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