Since 1977 LAMPIRE has been a leading supplier of abattoir-derived glands, tissues, organs, and blood products. Located near the top beef, veal, and porcine abattoirs in the United States, LAMPIRE provides products for academic research as well as the production of pharmaceuticals and medical devices worldwide.
Bovine and Porcine Hides for Collagen Production
In addition to the products listed in the following section, LAMPIRE is the industry leader in raw materials for collagen production. Hides, tissues, and tendons can be fresh collected and processed to customer specifications or simply frozen for delivery. Bovine and porcine hides slated for corium production are processed at LAMPIRE's Coopersburg facility. Maintaining an FDA registration for Medical Devices and holding EC 1774/2002 regulation compliance for the collection and direct export of hides, this facility and staff are able to meet your production needs. As outlined below, hides are processed and shipped in a variety of formats, including fresh or frozen, intact/unprocessed, trimmed, fleshed, split, and/or limed. Hides are available from adult bovine, formula-fed calf, and porcine from controlled or closed herds. (Inquire about availability of newborn calf hides)
Intact/Unprocessed Hides: Fresh-collected, frozen hides are collected from USDA-inspected facilities by LAMPIRE technicians. Hides are cleaned, trimmed of all extraneous tissue and packaged to your specifications for shipment.
Processed, Fleshed Hides: Processed hides are collected and processed as above. In addition LAMPIRE fleshes the hides to remove the hypodermis layer. Upon final cleaning and inspection, hides are packaged to your specifications for shipment.
Processed, Split Hides: Processed hides are collected and processed as above. In addition LAMPIRE fleshes and splits the hides to isolate the corium layer. Upon final cleaning and inspection, hides are packaged to your specifications for shipment.
Processed, Limed, Split Hides: Processed, limed hides are collected and processed as stated above. In addition,
LAMPIRE limes the corium layer for further collagen purification. Limed hides are put through a final rinse process, inspected, then frozen and stored for shipment. (Please inquire)
Abattoir-derived bovine products are offered from the following age ranges:
Newborn Calves(< 14 days old)
Formula-Fed Calves (< 6 months old)
Adult Steer (12-18 months old)
Tissue Collection & Preparation
LAMPIRE specializes in the custom preparation of tissues, glands, and organs for further processsing and/or specific cell, enzyme, or hormone isolation. Due to the critical nature of the preparation and product shelf life, products are fresh collected and processed upon the receipt of your order and verification of your specifications. The available preparations include:
Antibiotic Preparation:Fresh collected and rinsed, materials are shipped in media containing Pen-Strep solution or client-specified antibiotic preparation;
Media Perfusion: Media Perfusion - Fresh collected and perfused with either DMEM or a client-specified medium;
Tissue Extraction: Cell Specific Isolations and/or fine needle aspirations for RNA isolation;
Snap Frozen: Fresh collected and snap frozen in liquid nitrogen;
Slide Preparation: Tissue slides prepared from specified tissues.
Material can be collected fresh in customer-specified media and/or frozen for shipment. Please inquire.
Glands, tissues, and organs from species not listed in this section may also be available. Please inquire.