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Olga Garkavenko - Living Cell Technologies

A pathogen is a microorganism that can cause disease in a host. Our main task is to ensure the safety of the tissue that is transplanted from animals to humans and also to follow up our patients to make sure that they did not acquire any silent infection or any unknown pathogens from our pigs. So we have to design a very rigorous programme and search for pathogens that do not cause any disease in animals but can for humans.