Minitube Human ART products amaze at ASRM Expo
Minitube Human ART made a significant presence at the ASRM Scientific Congress and Expo held in New Orleans, USA from October 15th to 18th, 2023. The event boasted an impressive lineup of 187 exhibitors, drawing approximately 6,000 international visitors,
Introducing LifeM antivibration tables: ICSI, bedded on clouds
Microinjection of sperm (ICSI) and embryo biopsy are among the most technically demanding activities in the IVF laboratory. Here, even the smallest gain in stability and working comfort counts. It pays off every day when everything runs smoothly. Intrusio
Minitube Human ART makes a mark at DVR Congress
The recent DVR Congress (Dachverband Reproduktionsmedizin), a joint congress of all German associations in reproductive medicine, saw a significant presence from Minitube Human ART. The event took place at the iconic former Bundestag building in Bonn, now
LABOX: workbenches for IVF with innovative ideas
There is news in a class of equipment where apparently, "everything had been said": The Czech manufacturer LABOX, a cleanroom expert company for 30 years, has expanded its product range to include product protection and class II workbenches for IVF. Lates
May we present: Dr. Paul Gassner
Since the establishment of the Minitube Human Division in January 2021, it has been led with great commitment by Dr. Paul Gassner. With his many years of experience, both hands-on and on the supplier side, he has closely witnessed the development of techn
5-well dish: new design for even more benefits
The Minitube 5-well dish is well-proven for many years - for oocyte collection and washing, for cumulus removal, cryopreservation or for conventional IVF and embryo culture. Always committed to quality "Made in Germany", we have further developed the 5-we
Vibrant days at the ESHRE Meeting
Fruitful, informative, and enjoyable – from June 25-28, the Bella Center in Copenhagen hosted another unforgettable ESHRE Annual Meeting.
MultiCoder in everyday practice
Seven questions for Dr. Renate Suttner, embryologist at Kinderwunsch Centrum München (Fertility Center Munich). Dr. Suttner, you have been using our MultiCoder for direct printing on labware since January 2023. We highly appreciate that you share your exp
Underdogs with potential
Made of aluminum, Minitube warming plates are a classic among laboratory devices, present in almost every IVF lab. Their black anodization makes them scratch-resistant and easy to clean even after years of use. Their flat design makes them a perfect fit f
Minitube supports meaningful charity projects
At the turn of the year, Minitube looks back with gratitude on turbulent but successful months. Knowing our responsibility to those who need our help, donations have become a Minitube tradition in recent years. This time, we support the following meaningf
Minitube Season's Greetings
At the end of each year, we traditionally look back and take stock. It is not only the facts and figures that determine how we judge the success of the fiscal year. Rather, it is personal experiences, encounters, or projects that were successfully continu
Minitube Human ART on the road: from California to Berlin
The end of this busy congress year was marked by two congress highlights. At the end of October, we celebrated our premiere at the ASRM Scientific Congress and Expo in Anaheim, California.
MultiCoder: now even more flexible to use!
The MultiCoder was specially developed for direct printing on containers in IVF, cryopreservation, or research laboratories. Its advantages lie in the optimum legibility of the labeling, secure data transmission and efficient, time-saving operation. Durin
Minitube showed strong presence at the 13th Alpha Conference
The 13th Alpha Biennial Conference for Scientists in Reproductive Medicine once more kept its promise to be a most enjoyable and highly educational experience.
Vial packaging set: safety for reproductive tissue samples
For many patients, cryopreserved ovarian or testicular tissue represents the last fertility reserve. Consequently, safe storage of such samples is of utmost importance. Cryovials with screw caps and a volume of 1.8 to 2.0 ml are common for cryopreservatio
Successful Minitube premiere at ESHRE
Around 8,500 participants and 180 exhibitors braved the Milan heat and gathered for the ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) 38th Annual Meeting from July 3-6.
Andrology: standards to meet, means stages to heat
Like previous versions, the sixth edition of the "WHO laboratory manual for the examination and processing of human semen" emphasizes the temperature dependence of sperm motility. Different from the past, the conclusion is much clearer now: for obtaining
Our long-term commitment to sustainability
Terms like "sustainability" and "energy saving" currently dominate public discussion. A paradigm change and the broad introduction of techniques to generate "green energy" seem more urgent than ever.
MultiCoder in practice: fast and simple
Minitube recently launched the MultiCoder, a semi-automatic labeling device for culture dishes, centrifuge tubes, straws, and many other types of laboratory items. Direct printing on the container surface revolutionizes the labeling process in laboratorie
Practical exchange of German and Austrian embryologists
From April 1-3, about 180 participants, mainly embryologists, followed the invitation of the German Society of Human Reproductive Biology (AGRBM) and the Austrian Embryologists´ Forum (EFA) to meet in Salzburg, Austria.
Webinar MultiCoder: print it like magic
End of March Paul Gassner, Head of Human Division and Tammo Buss, Product Manager at Minitube hosted a practice-oriented webinar featuring the MultiCoder, a robust printer, which was specifically designed for rapid labeling of almost every shape and size
Reinvention of a classic: HTi control units
Oocytes and embryos should continuously be kept at 37°C when being handled outside the incubator, and optimum sperm analysis is always performed at a defined temperature. The Minitube control units of the HT and SC series made this possible for decades.
Personal relationships for the long term success
Despite its size, Minitube is a family business where personal relationships are very important. Let us introduce you to the Managing Director, Dr. Christian Simmet, in an interview.
Closing straws reliably
Today, it is standard to close straws for cryopreservation of gametes or embryos with an electric sealer. The heat required to seal a straw is either generated directly by heated sealing jaws, or indirectly through ultrasonic waves. Ultrasound causes the
Proven 5-well dish is available again
After a short break, Minitube is now offering the well-proven 5-well dish again. Our culture dish is made in Germany from high-quality raw materials. After production, each batch undergoes a strict validation process consisting of several steps (mouse emb
MultiCoder: labeling, as if by magic
Reliable sample identification in the IVF, andrology or cryopreservation lab is based on clear, legible labeling of all containers used to culture or store gametes and embryos. Until now, the ideal technology for this has been lacking. Hand labeling is st
Hidden champions: Minitube cassettes for cryo-storage
Everyone wants their cryostorage system for straws or vitrification carriers to be as clear and efficient as possible. The "secondary packaging", i.e., the container that immediately surrounds the straws, plays a central role regarding sample safety, and
The “sperm sun” is rising: Minitube goes Human
The products are known to almost everyone: For decades, our heating systems have been inconspicuously and indestructibly working in numerous IVF laboratories and many of you are using our straws, cassettes, or human sperm packaging sets for cryopreservati