Premier BioSource opened a 78,000-sf swine production facility in July of 2019 in Rensselaer, Ind. Designed as a barrier facility with advanced HEPA filtration and positive air pressure systems, the $7.5 million farrow-to-finish complex will enable biomedical research on the creation of organs for xenotransplantation in humans. Supporting lean manufacturing operations, the biocontainment facility features advanced building systems including individual controls for the air pressure in each room and an energy recovery wheel for optimal heat exchange. The swine complex will house 600 Yucatan breeding sows with the ability to accommodate a total of 4,752 pigs at full capacity. Ground was broken on the project in August of 2018.