History and Milestones of Minitube

1968

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

First automatic filling and sealing machines for semen straws

Company Founder and his wife

1970

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

In memory of the Company Founder 

1972

Spirette: development of the world’s first disposable AI catheter for pig insemination

1974

Triladyl®: start of the production of bull semen extender

Tryladyl chemical
MiniJet

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

2002

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

2006

BoarMatic: system for automatic and hygienic semen collection in boars

Cesare Galli

2008

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

Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction 

2012

Minitube’s extender production facility audited and GMP certified

AndroVision®: CASA system with integrated sperm functionality analysis

2013

Opening of new logistics center in Germany

BSP the first fully automatic boar semen packaging line worldwide

2015

Opening of the new technical center in Germany

2018

Founding of the holding Minitube International AG

50 years Minitube

2020

Celebrating 50 years of artificial reproduction with amazing partners

QuickTip® semen bags: Minitube introduces entirely adhesive free boar semen bags

2021

Founding of Minitube Human Division