The International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA) was established at the Montreal '98 Congress of The Transplantation Society, with the aim of providing a forum for those with a special interest in Xenotransplantation.
The IXA’s core mission is closely aligned with the principles outlined in the Cartagena Protocol on Biological Diversity. This international agreement describes international norms for the use of genetically modified animals “to contribute to the development of human welfare and the promotion of environmental conservation on a global basis.” The Cartagena Protocol specifically seeks to “promote access to and transfer of technologies, including biotechnology” for the advancement of human health, and “to ensure the development of appropriate procedures to enhance the safety of biotechnology in the context of the Convention’s overall goal of reducing all potential threats to biological diversity, taking also into account the risks to human health.”
The IXA’s mission is to promote xenotransplantation as a safe, ethical, and effective therapeutic modality by:
International Xenotransplantation Association
C/O The Transplantation Society
505 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal, QC, H2Z 1Y7