Positive impacts on pigs,
people and the planet
PIC’s PRRS-resistant pig saves pigs from one of the most devastating diseases in the swine industry today, the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus.
This solution provides resistance to the impact of the PRRS virus, improving animal health and welfare and reducing antibiotic use.
Resilient Protein, Less Waste
Reducing waste makes protein production more efficient and resilient while creating economic value throughout the supply chain.
Enhanced Pork Supply
These combined benefits will help maintain a more reliable and affordable pork supply for all of us.
Efficient Pig Health
Healthier pigs consume feed and water resources more efficiently than sick pigs. This reduces inputs and waste, creating positive environmental outcomes, like reduced greenhouse gases and water use.
Learn more about how the PRRS-resistant pig can benefit you.
A Gene Editing Solution: The PIC PRRS-Resistant Pig Story
The PRRS virus has ravaged the global pork industry for over three decades. Pork producers have relied on vaccines with limited efficacy and on-farm biosecurity protocols to protect their pigs from the PRRS virus – until now.
PIC partnered with university researchers to develop a solution using gene editing technology. PIC deleted a small portion of the pig’s DNA that encodes a protein the virus uses to attach, enter and infect the pigs’ cells. Without the ability to attach or bind, the PRRS virus is unable to enter the cell, replicate and infect the pig.