History

Minitube history

Milestones in the history 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

1970
Establishment of "Minitüb GmbH Abfüll- und Labortechnik" by Dr. Ludwig Simmet

1972
Spirette: development of the world’s first disposable AI catheter for pig insemination

1974
Triladyl®: start of the production of bull semen extender

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

2008
1st Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction awarded to Dr. Cesare Galli at ICAR congress in Budapest, Hungary

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

2015
Opening of the new technical center in Germany

2018
Founding of the holding Minitube International AG

Qualidade assinada e selada: recertificação bem-sucedida da ISO 9001:2015
Qualidade assinada e selada: recertificação bem-sucedida da ISO 9001:2015