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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Jan 25, 2022 | 3 pm CET

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Mar 27, 2022 - Mar 31, 2021 | 08:00

SOT 2022

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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.


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.


Species selection for nonclinical safety assessment of drug candidates: Examples of current industry practice

Namdari R, Jones K, Chuang SS, et al.

Doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2021.105029


Anatomy and histology of the Göttingen minipig adenohypophysis with special emphasis on the polypeptide hormones: GH, PRL, and ACTH

Tvilling L, West M, Glud AN, et al.

Doi: 10.1007/s00429-021-02337-1

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.



Lars Friis Mikkelsen

Lars has an international, educational, and professional track record with deep insight into the service and technology needs of the biomedical research industry. He is always approachable and ready to help the industry advance human health by enabling safer and better medicines globally via translatable animal models and related research services.


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.


Head of Production & Facility Management

Søren Vangsgaard

Søren is responsible for our entire production and delivery set-up and knows every corner of the facility. This means, that he can answer any question concerning our daily operations and production facility.



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.

Contact us

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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