50 years of Minitube - The development of CASA systems

In 2012, Minitube scientists developed AndroVision® in 2012, which was, from the beginning, tailored to the needs of animal breeding and not borrowed from human medicine. AndroVision® is still today a never ending story and provides new and more functions to its users every year.

Minitüb GmbH receives certificate of honor from the IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)

The history of Minitube began 50 years ago in a small laboratory in Landshut. Today, Minitube International is the market leader for technologies for assisted reproduction of farm animals. On the occasion of the company's 50th anniversary, Minitüb GmbH has now received an IHK certificate of honor. 

Excellent partnership

50 years of Minitube - that also means 50 years of successful cooperation with distributors all over the world, servicing and advising the users of Minitube products. One of these long-term partners, the Argentinian company Phibro (formerly Biotay) recently congratulated Minitube with a very special award.

BoarMatic: hygienic and efficient boar semen collection

With the BoarMatic, Minitube has developed an efficient technique of boar semen collection. In combination with the US Bag®, boar semen can be collected under optimal hygienic conditions.

50 years of Minitube - the launch of semen extenders

The major benefit of AI would be void without the research discovery of semen extenders, which protect sperm cells through temperature and time - and thereby allow storage. Beginning with the launch of Triladyl® bull semen extender in 1974, constant improvements and research led to a variety of Minitube diluents for different species and different applications.

Spectrum: high pregnancy rates with frozen-thawed stallion semen

The SBS CryoSystem consists of a range of freezing extenders, allowing the clinician to identify the best extender and complementary freezing protocol for each individual stallion. This results in more successfully frozen ejaculates, overall higher quality of frozen semen and more commercial doses per ejaculate.

From cow model to success model - a customer's report on “Henryetta”

“In our animal breeding and insemination center in Bydgoszcz, Poland, we have started our eco-courses of artificial insemination with Minitube's training cow model named “Henryetta” in October 2017. Since then, we have performed 70 trainings with 700 students - a real success model!"

Minitube: Pioneer in porcine reproduction technology

The founding of Minitube in 1970 was closely related to automation of bovine semen processing with a novel straw technology. However, Minitube did not play any less of a role in developing porcine reproduction technology.

QuickTip® semen bags: safer bag technology for boar semen

Minitube QuickTip® semen bags are 100% sperm-safe. They are made from an innovative multilayer plastic foil, which is entirely free from any adhesive. Every batch undergoes extensive sperm toxicity tests (Sperm Safe program) before it is released for sale.

1970: The birth of Minitube

Let´s go back 50 years in time. The technique of artificial insemination of farm animals was still in its infancy. Driven by the emerging opportunities and dissatisfied with the existing range of products on the market, Dr. Ludwig Simmet developed a novel technique for deep-freezing bull semen.

Minitube celebrates 50 years of innovation