Estonians extend their transgenic cow project to Vietnam

The Estonian transgenic cow project has gained interest worldwide. The Competence Centre on Health Technologies (CCHT) begins collaborations on the transgenic cow project with the National Institute of Animal Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, with an aim to transfer and further develop the transgenic technologies. The project also applies for funding from the FIRST (Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology) project, which was launced by the World Bank to support science, technology and innovation in Vietnam.

As a result of this collaboration, transgenic animals should be born both in Estonia and in Vietnam, and production of human insulin using the Estonian technology should begin in 2020.

For additional information, please contact Hardi Tamm, Development manager at CCHT (hardi.tamm [at]