Cefusa and the University of Murcia collaborate in research on piglets conceived by a new in vitro fertilisation technique


They sign an agreement to continue a research project on pigs conceived using an innovative method of assisted reproduction

Cefusa,  the livestock company of Grupo Fuertes, and the University of Murcia  are collaborating on a research project to develop a pilot plant of piglets conceived via in vitro fertilisation and its study as a model applied to health.

This collaboration will enable piglets to be born via an innovative method of assisted reproduction developed by the team from the Physiology Department at the University of Murcia, coordinated by the professor and head of the project, Pilar Coy.

The researchers will then carry out from the pilot plant the follow up and control of the growth, metabolism, resistance to illnesses or reproductive capacity of the animals with the new method as well as the conventional technique, and they will be able to be compare them with animals conceived naturally.

The agreement has come about today via the signing of this collaboration between the managing director of Cefusa, José Fuertes, and the chancellor of the University of Murcia, José Luján, in a ceremony held in the Rectorate building of the University, and which was also attended by the project’s research team.