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 (zĕn′ə-trăns′plăn-tā′shən, zē′nə-)
The surgical transfer of cells, tissues, or especially whole organs from an organism of one species to an organism of a different species.
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Noun1.xenotransplantation - a surgical procedure in which tissue or whole organs are transfered from one species to another species
organ transplant, transplantation, transplant - an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient); "he had a kidney transplant"; "the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent"; "a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"
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My early experience with xenotransplantation provided me an opportunity to see its potential first hand.
Rothblatt began spending millions to supply researchers with pig organs four years ago and has quickly become the largest commercial backer of xenotransplantation research.
A major barrier in successful human xenotransplantation is HAR, which is mediated by natural anti-pig antibodies and complements in humans.
The decision to embark on xenotransplantation may be primarily driven by an instinctual wish to survive due to a lack of other viable alternatives.
When I first raised that question in the xenotransplantation community 10 years ago, I got blank looks," he said.
NZNO believes Maori need to determine if xenotransplantation will assist Maori health, and any decision made by the Government requires interaction with Maori nurses and doctors.
The drug company backing Sachs eventually grew discouraged, and the National Institutes of Health, which ordinarily funds academic research, doesn't fund much xenotransplantation.
In the simulated negotiation for xenotransplantation, stakeholders were X-Gen (the biotechnology company who had developed the procedure), the National Government, the World Health Organization, the Animal Rights Coalition (a non-governmental organization), and the Patient Rights' Organization (a second NGO).
In the field of xenotransplantation, key components of a source-animal production facility were described.
Xenotransplantation carries with it a multitude of ethical and medical issues, including monitoring and control of clinical trials, animal welfare concerns, the cost of the treatments and the risks of new disease epidemics.