Barex Biochemical Products was founded in 2006 and is located in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. Barex is engaged in research & development, production and sales of sperm cell preservation media (including their biochemical components) that are used to preserve sperm cells of domestic animals such as horses, cows, swines, sheep, goats and rabbits.
Barex's first product, a long-term swine semen medium that preserves swine semen for more than 10 days, was launched in 2006 and was the subject of a six-year swine insemination study, which was published in the Open Veterinary Journal. Since then, several other new products that prolong the storage capacity of semen preservation media and that increase fertility for swine and rabbit have been developed and introduced successfully. Our swine and rabbit semen preservation media are now sold by major companies that are regarded as world leaders in the area of animal reproduction. Our most recent product introduction is a group of polymers that increase fertility.
Barex's current focus is the development and market introduction of stallion semen preservation media for fresh use and cooled transport, as well as for freezing. The pre-commercial market introduction of our first stallion semen preservation medium will start early 2017.