Build or expand your knowledge on Göttingen Minipigs

Educate yourself on the basics of Göttingen Minipigs histology and pathology, retrieve key research findings and detailed MR/CT imaging atlases, and learn from the comprehensive references on vehicle systems and routes of administration to aid in your study design.

Göttingen Minipigs ACADEMY Course Calendar 2024

The course calendar for the Göttingen Minipigs Academy 2024 is now available and open for registration.

Are you interested in the welfare, management, and use of Göttingen Minipigs in biomedical research? See our prescheduled courses or contact us for an individual session.

We develop, breed, and supply Göttingen Minipigs for biomedical research worldwide. Based on our fundamental belief in quality, cooperation, respect, and animal welfare, we enable the development of safer and more effective medicines.


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Göttingen Minipig as Animal Model for Inhalation T...

Göttingen Minipigs, as a model for inhalation studies, provide a valuable alternative to dogs and no...

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Scientific Meeting

Scientific Meeting

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Göttingen Minipigs Academy

Göttingen Minipigs Academy

Bell ring Sep 02, 2024 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Workshop: Physical well-being when working at an a...

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Science base

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In our science base, we have collected links to a wide selection of relevant papers and knowledge-sharing. Below are a few highlights, but you are welcome to browse through the database.

IgG Humanized Göttingen Minipigs

IgG Humanized Göttingen Minipigs

Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S

Genetically altered Göttingen Minipigs, carrying a mini repertoire of human Ig-γ1/γ4 heavy and the human κ light chain genes, show tolerance to a broad range of human antibodies. This provides a novel model for safety testing and an important and viable alternative for toxicology studies of therapeutic antibodies in non-human primates.

A humanized minipig model for the toxicological testing of therapeutic recombinant antibodies

A humanized minipig model for the toxicological testing of therapeutic recombinant antibodies

Tatiana Flisikowska, Jerome Egli, Krzysztof Flisikowski et al.

A Strain Rate-Dependent Constitutive Model for Göttingen Minipig Cerebral Arteries

A Strain Rate-Dependent Constitutive Model for Göttingen Minipig Cerebral Arteries

Noah Pearson, Gregory M Boiczyk, Vivek Bhaskar Kote, et al.

Doi: 10.1115/1.4053796  

The people behind

Head of International Sales

Peter Vestbjerg

Peter has many years of experience with client management and support within the biomedical research industry. He supports you on general and special inquiries on our full portfolio of Göttingen Minipigs and connected materials and services.

Study Director

Andres Eskjær Jensen

Andres is an experienced scientist with a veterinary background. He has vast experience coordinating and running pre-clinical studies. He will be your point of contact for designing and executing studies at our facility.


Regional Manager

Olivier Dillenseger

Olivier has over 15 years of experience working with scientists in the biomedical research field. He speaks French, German, and English and can support you with all your enquiries for Göttingen Minipigs and related services.


Principal Laboratory Animal Veterinarian

Maja Ramløse

Maja is specialised in biomedicine and is an experienced veterinarian. She can answer questions concerning the health and welfare of Göttingen Minipigs along with other veterinary questions, both before and after delivery.

Laboratory Animal Research Veterinarian

Susi Søgaard

Susi is an experienced veterinarian and former GLP Study Director. She can answer any scientific or veterinary questions re. Göttingen Minipigs in research and development programs, as well as our QA program and the Göttingen Minipigs Academy.

Order Management & Logistics Coordinator

Mette Damgaard Johansen

Mette is one of our dedicated staff members who takes care of our customers and their orders. She can help with information about existing orders, track orders in transit, and is fluent in Danish, English, and French.

Head of Marketing

Maria Bonnesen

Maria is an experienced marketer and handles all marketing and communication affairs. She can answer questions related to the website, social media, event coordination, webinars, the Göttingen Minipigs Magazine, and sponsorships.


Brian Christiansen

Brian has extensive financial experience from international organisations and can answer questions concerning financials matters.

Operations Manager

Anders Köppen Nygaard

Anders is responsible for our production and delivery set-up. This means, that he can answer questions regarding our daily operations and production facility.

Executive Assistant, HR & Legal Support

Søs Pihl-Poulsen

Søs has many years of experience of supporting the top executive level, works with HR incl. recruitment, and provides internal legal support. She answers questions regarding MTAs, CDAs, and access to the Göttingen Minipigs MR and CT Imaging Atlas.

For job applications, please email


Martin Windfeld Velin

Martin is overall responsible for all activities at Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs, and has extensive managerial and international experience, especially within the operational field.

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Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S
Soroe Landevej 302
DK-4261 Dalmose

Phone: +45 5818 5818
CVR No (VAT): 17055682

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