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MEX™ is a provider of services related to improving mastitis management and udder health in dairy herds. A spin-off of M-team UGent, it is founded by Sarne De Vliegher and Sofie Piepers. Together, it is their mission to make mastitis management easy for dairy farmers around the world.

Why MEX™? Since delivering commercial services is not the core business of an university, the spin-off was created in order to outsource coaching, training and consultancy services. MEX™, however, stands by the same core values as M-team UGent. Driven by passion, inspired by science and strengthened by experience, the team at MEX™ works hard to create holistic, integrated solutions for easy mastitis management. In everything they do, the team’s core values – integrity, holism, practicality and excellence – come into play.

Perhaps what makes MEX™ most successful, though, comes out of the alliance between its two founding members, Sarne and Sofie. While the two of them share the same core values, their energy, interests and areas of expertise are unique and complement one another. Together, they have a clearer vision with a wider understanding of their clients’ needs. Today, founders Sarne and Sofie together with Project & Concept Manager Dimitri make up the team at MEX™. Their ambition, though, is to further grow their team, expanding its expertise and furthering its reach.

About MEX™

About founders & team

Sarne De Vliegher

Sarne De Vliegher graduated as a vet in 1998 from Ghent University and became a world-renowned mastitis and milk quality research expert with special expertise in the epidemiology of heifer mastitis and coagulase-negative staphylococci. He is passionate about udder health and milk quality as   well as about the veterinary profession. In everything he does, Sarne is both proactive and    passionate. When working with students of veterinary medicine, he encourages them to be proactive and creative in their work. He motivates them to have a clear mission and vision for the modern practice they hope to set up. It’s not just his students he seeks to motivate, though. His passion extends beyond the university to his veterinary colleagues who he tries to inspire to make the shift from curative to preventative medicine, from being a skilled practitioner to a respected herd health advisor.

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Sofie Piepers

Sofie Piepers graduated as a vet in 2005 and since that time she has been a member of M-team UGent. She is passionate about mastitis and milk quality. As a veterinarian and researcher, Sofie uses her expertise to coach and train vets in mastitis management and encourages them to become the best udder health experts they can be. She loves networking, collecting new information at scientific conferences, and later turning that knowledge into practice. She also enjoys to inspire her veterinary students, showing them how to successfully utilize their talents as udder health advisors. Finally, she loves the reward of transferring data into evidence and evidence into action.

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