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Bee sperm

By |2019-01-16T15:42:07+00:00January 16th, 2019|Blog|

Bees are Keystone species: Urgent need to study their sperm quality, preserve the sperm and inseminate best quality Fig. 1: Fynbos (meaning plants with small leaves) area near Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. What is a keystone species? A keystone species is a plant or animal species that plays a [...]

SCA has many other applications

By |2018-12-18T09:19:14+00:00December 18th, 2018|Blog|

SCA is firstly a top class Computer Aided Semen Analysis System: But it has many other applications. What are these? The Sperm Class Analyzer (SCA) of Microptic S.L. needs no introduction and has earned a reputation as the most advanced CASA system providing the widest range of modules to analyse many facets [...]

New CASA in East Africa: Tanzania

By |2018-11-30T09:17:33+00:00November 21st, 2018|Blog|

A new CASA system for East Africa, Tanzania, for the National Artificial Insemination Centre: A unique situation! Fig. 1: Entrance to NAIC with administrative quarters and laboratories. In Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa there is a great need to improve the quality of livestock in general and particulalrly cattle such [...]

Declining sperm count

By |2018-10-18T16:42:34+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog|

Human zero sperm count in the next generation: Really? What are the facts? The aspect of declining sperm count has been debated over many decades and is very controversial. Recently Dr Haqgai Levine presented a paper at the 13th International Symposium on Spermatology in Stockholm that sperm numbers are declining and represent [...]

New standards at the international sperm and egg bank Cryos

By |2018-09-10T15:17:23+00:00September 10th, 2018|Blog|

Sperm Class Analyzer ensures standardization and improves documentation in the world’s largest sperm bank Cryos The market for human sperm has rapidly increased during the last decade – especially due to the acceptance of solo motherhood and homosexual couples with the desire to become parents. As one of the market leaders, Cryos [...]

Sharing AI data, interesting connections arise

By |2018-08-22T13:05:08+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Did you know that genetic suppliers in the pig business are responsible for a large part of the result? An enormous important link at the start of the chain, together with the AI ​​station. As a pig farmer, it is therefore interesting to invest in this in order to be able to [...]

Reflections after ISS 2018

By |2018-06-19T11:22:04+00:00June 19th, 2018|Blog|

Three participants at XIII International Symposium on Spermatology explain to us their thoughts on the event: Prof Gerhard van der Horst, Prof Stefan du Plessis and Dr Liana Maree. Representing your country and institution at any international conference is always a great honour, but with that also comes a [...]

Rabbit sperm

By |2018-05-14T16:25:04+00:00May 14th, 2018|Blog|

Not Easter bunnies or hares, but rabbit reproduction and sperm Fig. 1: Captive bred rabbits. There is a new focus on rabbits in terms of their so called prolific breeding rate, huge demand for rabbit meat production globally, but also ethical issues in terms of animal experimentation in medical research. [...]

Manatee sperm

By |2018-04-11T16:53:06+00:00April 11th, 2018|Blog|

Sperm analysis of West Indian manatee by University of Florida Aquatic Animal Health Program team using SCA® CASA System Fig. 1: West Indian manatee from Florida. Modified from National Geographic. The West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus spp.) is a large herbivorous mammalian species (average length 3 meter and weight 500 [...]

SCA Tricks

By |2018-03-14T17:20:36+00:00March 14th, 2018|Blog|

Tricks for optimizing the analysis of sperms with the SCA     1. The presence of bubbles inside the counting chamber may alter the results obtained by your SCA. This occurs when: a) Non-optimal counting chambers are used for automatic analysis. b) The counting chamber is not filled in correctly. - Micropipettes [...]

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