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Microptic courses – May 22th

2017-05-22T13:07:58+00:00 By |News|

MICROPTIC, specialized in biomedicine, offers training courses and workshops to professionals and distributors in the field of semen analysis. With a constant stream of new scientific discoveries and innovations, keeping up with the world of sperm analysis is challenging. So we have designed a range of semen analysis training courses on the [...]

Personal lubricants

2017-05-11T15:46:46+00:00 By |Blog|

Personal lubricants; for or against conception? Personal lubricants are occasionally demanded during intercourse or semen collection in clinical settings. This could be posing a problem for couples looking to conceive, as several lubricants have been reported to decrease sperm functional parameters, especially sperm motility as the most important marker of a successful [...]

Successful training in Barcelona – April 28th

2017-04-28T09:22:27+00:00 By |News|

Microptic held with immense success an international training on male fertility in Barcelona. The attendees, from all continents, have been able to learn and practice during three days basic semen assessment, based on the standards of basic semen analysis, and advanced computer aided semen analysis (CASA), where the latest news about SCA [...]

Insect sperm

2017-04-18T12:18:15+00:00 By |Blog|

The importance of insect sperm: The black soldier fly The biodiversity and general importance of insects are not generally appreciated. Very few people realize that insects represent about 95% of the Animal Kingdom (AK). In other words all other animal species such as invertebrates including sponges, oysters, mussels, sea urchins, segmented worms, [...]

Great success of the SCA seminar in Algeria – March 20th

2017-03-20T14:52:05+00:00 By |News|

Our distributor in Algeria, W.L.I. ALGERIA, in collaboration with Microptic, organized a SCA® (Sperm Class Analyzer®) CASA System Seminar, on March 18th, in Algiers (Algeria). Around 200 attendants could see the presentations of the lecturers: Dr. Rédha Belala (University of Blida) did the lecture “Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis (CASA): A valuable tool [...]

University of Salento taught a seminar on CASA/SCA – March 17th

2017-03-20T16:47:47+00:00 By |News|

The Dept. of Biology of University of Salento (Italy) organized, in collaboration with NIKON, a seminar on CASA/SCA in a master course on infertility, taught by Prof. Giovanni Aloisio (Full Professor, Computer Engineering, Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento). The seminar was held on February 28th and March 1st. The main objective [...]

Penguin sperm

2017-03-16T13:13:09+00:00 By |Blog|

Sperm of the endangered African penguin and Rockhopper penguin studied The African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) (Fig. 1) is endemic to southern Africa and is classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List. It is also known as the black-footed or jackass penguin because its bray sounds like that of the donkey. There [...]

Training in human semen analysis in April

2017-02-22T10:59:23+00:00 By |News|

Courses: Evaluating Male Fertility Microptic organizes these next trainings in Barcelona: Basic semen assessment course - April, 24th (in English) Where renowned scientists will focus on the standards of basic semen analysis. Download course program here. Advanced computer aided semen analysis course - April, 25th (in English) / April, 26th (in Spanish) [...]

Vitality in brightfield assessment

2017-02-15T12:05:44+00:00 By |Blog|

BrightVit: a new kit for vitality in brightfield assessment History, physiological basis, current use and importance Fig. 1: Greek Goddess of dawn, Eos (eosin derivation) The word “vitality” (later “viability”) comes from the late 16th century Latin vitalitas which means strong and active, has energy. In sperm biology vitality has [...]

Analyse automatisée du sperme humain

2017-01-24T12:53:23+00:00 By |Blog|

Retour d’expérience et validation de la méthode d’analyse En 2017 le spermogramme reste un examen incontournable du bilan d’infertilité du couple. Toutefois sa technique de mise en œuvre a peu évolué depuis 30 ans, elle s’appuie sur une analyse manuelle. Le laboratoire Eurofins Biomnis a souhaité s’engager dans une démarche d’automatisation de [...]