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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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While the idea is good in concept, cross-species transplantation, also known as xenotransplantation, has been difficult to actually accomplish.
Ekser, "The role of costimulation blockade in solid organ and islet xenotransplantation," Journal of Immunology Research, vol.
MOTH purchases by Lung Biotechnology will be contingent upon successful development and US Federal Aviation Administration approval of the MOTH rotorcraft, as well as approval by the US Food and Drug Administration of Lung Biotechnology's xenotransplantation organ products.
Rothblatt began spending millions to supply researchers with pig organs four years ago and has quickly become the largest commercial backer of xenotransplantation research.
Within this context, xenotransplantation is an especially suitable image of the contingent status of the species boundary and the instrumentalization of bodies typical of a Cartesian worldview.
Applied immunology (antibody engineering, xenotransplantation, T-cell therapies)
A significant issue with any xenotransplantation procedure is the possibility of xenozoonosis.
Northwestern Medicine scientists developed a new method that prevented rejection of the islets, a huge problem in transplants between species, called xenotransplantation.
Among specific topics are prokaryotic cells in biotech production, the production of biopharmaceuticals in transgenic animals, drug approval in the European Union and the US, new nanobiotechnology strategies for developing vectors for cancer vaccines, the metabolic engineering of medicinal plants and microrganisms to produce natural products, and xenotransplantation.