Milestones in Artificial Insemination
First artificial insemination attempt on Juana, wife of King Henry IV of Castile.
1677 - Anton Von Leeuwenhoek visualized spermatozoa under the microscope.
1780 - Spallanzani’s experiment proved that physical contact between the male and female gamete is required for successful embryo development.
1899 - Russia works towards development of Artificial Insemination methods.
1922 - Reports of successful insemination experiments in horses published.
1939 - G. W. Salisbury pioneers research in animal breeding and artificial insemination.
1940 - Technical improvement in freezing and thawing of sperm preparations.
1950’s - Cornell suggests idea of adding anti-biotic to the sperm preparation media.
1953 - The first successful artificial insemination with frozen human semen was achieved.
1970, 1980’s - Enhancement in the sperm collection techniques.