History

Milestones in the history of Minitüb:

1968

Patent for the Minitüb system: 0.3 ml semen straws with sealing balls for the cryopreservation of bull semen

1968

First automatic filling and sealing machines for semen straws

1970

Establishment of "Minitüb GmbH Abfüll- und Labortechnik" by Dr. Ludwig Simmet

1972

Presentation of the Minitüb system at the 7th ICAR in Munich by Dr. Ludwig Simmet

1972

Spirette: development of the world’s first disposable A.I. catheter for pig insemination

1974

Triladyl®: start of the production of bull semen extender

1977

Complete product line for artificial insemination in swine

1980

Complete product line for embryo transfer in cattle

1985

Minitüb starts production of 0.5 ml type semen straws

1987

MiniJet: the world’s first computerized printing system for all types of semen straws

1988

Androhep®: start of the production of the world’s first long-term extender for boar semen

1989

BSP: the first fully automatic boar semen packaging line worldwide

1991

Complete product line for equine artificial insemination

1992

MPP: first filling and sealing machine convertible for 0.25 ml and 0.5 ml semen straws

1994

CombiSystem: introduction of a filling and sealing machine with integrated printer for semen straws

1996

Foundation of MINITUB SLOVAKIA

1997

Foundation of MINITUB do BRASIL

2000

EasyCoder: 3-line semen straw printer, operating without ink

2001

AndroMed®: egg-yolk free bull semen extender

2002

Foundation of MINITUB IBÉRICA in Spain

2002

SafeBlue: the single wrapped lubricated and sterilised one-way catheter

2004

Foundation of MINITUBE AUSTRALIA

2005

Complete product line for artificial insemination in dogs

2006

BoarMatic: system for automatic and hygienic semen collection in boars

2007

Foundation of MINITUB CHILE

2008

1st Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction awarded to Dr. Cesare Galli at ICAR congress in Budapest, Hungary

2009

Foundation of MINITUBE INTERNATIONAL

2010

Minitube UV Protect: tube protects semen from UV-radiation

2010

HYGenius Lab™-worktops: hygienic, durable, easy to clean

2011

TurboFreezer: an integrated solution for the freezing process

2011

SDM1 photometer for measuring sperm concentration

2012

2nd Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction awarded to Dr. R. John Aitken at ICAR congress in Vancouver, Canada

2012

Minitube’s extender production facility audited and GMP certified

2012

AndroVision® - with integrated sperm functionality analysis, more than CASA

2012

HyPacker - high speed, high-tech, hygenic design for boar semen processing

2013

Foundation of MEXITUBE ALEMANIA in Mexico

2013

Opening of new logistics center in Germany

2013

Foundation of MINITUBE INDIA

2014

ISO Certification of MINITUB do BRASIL

2014

Foundation of MINITUBE CHINA

2015

Opening of the new technical center in Germany

2016

Foundation of MINITUBE USA

2016

3rd Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction awarded to Prof. Katrin Hinrichs at ICAR congress in Tours, France

Successful re-certification: audit confirms GMP norms for Minitüb’s extender production facility