DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT SIGNED FOR SEMEN DEVICE CREATED BY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER,
TEXAS TECH RESEARCHERS
November 30, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Nov. 30, 2005
CONTACT: Julie Toland, firstname.lastname@example.org
LUBBOCK – Embryonic Technologies of Austin today announced a five-year North American
equine distribution contract valued at $23 million with Breeders Choice LLC for an
innovative semen device to be used in horse breeding.
The device was developed by Samuel Prien, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department
of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and
Dustie Johnson, Ph.D., a recent doctoral graduate in the Department of Animal and
Food Sciences at Texas Tech University.
A patent for the device, licensed with Embryonic Technologies, was issued in March.
The technology encompasses the method of collecting sperm as well as the container
into which the sperm are collected.
Devices for use with cattle, horses and sheep are currently in production and being
marketed worldwide. Designs of the semen devices for use with pigs and with humans
are complete and should be ready for testing by Jan. 1, 2006.