INGELHEIM, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2019--Boehringer Ingelheim has acquired a minority stake in SoundTalks NV, a Belgian company. SoundTalks NV has developed a digital monitoring tool that seeks to improve the healthcare of pigs and helps farmers operate more efficiently.

“We are proud to partner with SoundTalks NV to offer an innovative solution to pork producers,” shares Rolf-Dieter Günther, Head of Diagnostics & Monitoring, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Business Unit. “Technological innovation is transforming the animal health industry, and we are committed to developing solutions that help veterinarians and ultimately farmers as well as pet owners.”

Boehringer Ingelheim plans to install the SoundTalks TM system in select pig barns in the US and other major swine markets this spring in a pilot programme.

“We are very pleased with this partnership. Our two companies share passion for innovative solutions, technology and animal health. This is just a beginning of a very exciting collaboration,” adds Dries Berckmans, CEO, SoundTalks NV.

The SoundTalks TM system revolves around a digital microphone that records pigs coughing. It relies on an algorithm to differentiate coughing from other sounds in a pig barn and thus detects increased coughing that could signal respiratory distress. The system lets farmers and veterinarians intervene more quickly to obtain samples and get a diagnosis.

The companies did not disclose financial terms of the deal.

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CONTACT: Boehringer Ingelheim

Animal Health Communication

Tereza Urbankova

55216 Ingelheim/Germany

Phone: +49 170 9388827

Email:press@boehringer-ingelheim.com

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