Smithfield Foods has built a trusted name with customers and consumers for over 85 years with a mission to provide “Good food. Responsibly.®” Smithfield BioScience delivers essential life-saving pharmaceutical solutions setting the new standard in ultimate supply chain safety, security and transparency to meet the needs of the industry and the consumers who benefit from them. This caring approach combined with proven science, safety and sustainability, deepens Smithfield’s commitment to make a unique difference in the world.
Smithfield is committed to responsible, sustainable food production. Part of that responsibility is making sure it minimizes waste and delivers maximum value to society from precious resources. For example, there are many parts of the animals we harvest that are not generally consumed as food but have valuable uses in the medical community. Smithfield BioScience harvests and further processes these products – including organs, mucosa, pig tissue, and other parts – for use in medical applications.
Smithfield BioScience is part of a vertically integrated platform launched in 2017 providing an unparalleled level of traceability and product safety, while offering innovative solutions to increase functionality and viability of Smithfield’s bioproducts for the advanced development of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutraceuticals.
Smithfield continues to invest in growing its Cincinnati, Ohio-based BioScience unit and offers one of the only completely USA-based supply chains manufacturing Heparin Sodium USP/EP. This United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-approved and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-registered facility manufactures critical, life-saving Heparin products used in cardiac surgery, dialysis procedures, blood transfusions, medical device implantation and many other applications.