Select Breeders Service, Inc (SBS) and Minitube International AG of Tiefenbach, Germany have signed a strategic collaboration agreement that will align the world’s largest provider of equine frozen semen services with the global innovation leader and provider of products and technologies for animal reproduction.
The agreement will focus on research and product development for equine reproduction. “I have long felt that a strategic partnership with a product development and manufacturing company such as Minitube would allow SBS to apply our 27 years of experience in equine reproduction to the improvement of products and procedures for the equine artificial insemination (AI) industry”, says Paul Loomis, Founder and CEO of SBS. With its global network of 17 affiliated laboratories, SBS is well positioned to contribute to the development and testing of new products and procedures for equine reproduction produced from this collaboration. SBS is committed to the advancement of the science of equine reproduction and the responsible development of the frozen semen industry and this collaboration will go a long way towards advancing that goal.
Minitube has been pioneering a complete line of assisted reproduction products and services over the last 44 years and is serving clients worldwide in agricultural, sport and companion animal breeding as well as veterinary, medical and research communities. Providing products of uncompromising quality and safety, together with the commitment to continuously develop new technologies and maintain company-owned manufacturing for proprietary products, comprise the cornerstone of Minitube's business approach. In line with this long-term strategy, the company sees the collaboration with SBS as an ideal platform for dedicated product and service development to provide integrated and comprehensive solutions for customers in the equine AI field. "We have found the best possible partner to support not only our goals in the equine market segment but also our global expansion strategy", says Dr. Christian Simmet, CEO of Minitube International.