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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Scientific Meeting

Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 21, 2022 | 08:00


This congress is jointly organized with the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX) and the Europe...

Scientific Meeting

Oct 23, 2022 - Oct 27, 2022 | 08:00

AALAS National Meeting 2022

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Scientific Meeting

Nov 13, 2022 - Nov 16, 2022 | 08:00

ACT Annual Meeting

The mountains are calling you to the ACT 43rd Annual Meeting, to be held at the Gaylord Rockies in D...

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Whether you are looking for scientific support, need to consult a veterinarian, or wish to make an enquiry, we will do our best to help you.

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.


Anaesthesia & Analgesia Göttingen Minipigs

Adrian Zeltner

Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs can easily be anaesthetised for several hours without a higher risk of complications. As they are microbiologically defined, with the absence of certain pathogens, the risk of respiratory arrest and cardiovascular failure is decreased. Furthermore, the absence of the halothane gene prevents the development of malignant hyperthermia.


Anterograde Tracing From the Göttingen Minipig Motor and Prefrontal Cortex Displays a Topographic Subthalamic and Striatal Axonal Termination Pattern Comparable to Previous Findings in Primates

Johannes Bech Steinmüller, Carsten Reidies Bjarkam, Dariusz Orlowski, et al.

Doi: 10.3389/fncir.2021.716145


Taking Blood from Göttingen Minipigs while placed in a sling

Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S

Minipigs, Iike any other animal. do not particularly like to be re­strained and being turned on their back with their belly exposed. With increasing age and weight this method creates also some physical challenges to the technicians. The force needed to con­trol a resisting Minipig can be considerable.

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.


Research Services Coordinator

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.




Kirsten Rosenmay Jacobsen

Kirsten is an experienced scientist with a veterinary background. She can answer scientific questions about Göttingen Minipigs in biomedical research and support you in planning your studies either at your own or our facility.


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian

Susi Søgaard

Susi 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.


Customer Support & Training

Adrian Zeltner

Adrian is an experienced technician, qualified in surgery. He has many years of experience working practically with Göttingen Minipigs and can answer questions concerning surgery, training, handling, dosing, and housing.


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.


Order Management & Logistics Coordinator

Lillian Di Wang

Lillian 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 Mandarin.


Head of Marketing

Iben Scotwin

Iben 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.



Klaus Kvist Rasmussen

Klaus is an experienced CFO. He can answer questions concerning regarding financials matters.


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 hr@minipigs.dk.



Martin Windfeld Velin

Martin is responsible for all operational activities at Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs. He has extensive experience working in and managing operational matters in international organisations and can answer questions concerning our operational set-up incl. IT.

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

Phone: +45 5818 5818
E-Mail: ellegaard@minipigs.dk
CVR No (VAT): 17055682

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