IDANT, a division of Scientific Medical Systems, was established in 1971. It is one of the oldest and largest semen banks in the United States. Over $3 million was spent in research and development of IDANT's freezing processes, technology, and facilities. IDANT pioneered semen banking in the U.S. and developed the technology that made it possible to ship frozen semen all over the world. IDANT was the early innovator in developing techniques needed to freeze semen for long-term preservation, thus revolutionizing the use of artificial insemination as a treatment for male infertility. Today, IDANT maintains one of the largest human semen banks in the U.S. and provides services to the medical community throughout the world. IDANT currently holds the world record for yielding a successful pregnancy resulting in live birth after using semen that had been stored for nearly 29 years.