SCA® Vitality

SCA® Vitality2018-06-26T16:40:22+00:00

SCA® Vitality

SCA® Vitality is a module that automatically provides the percentage of live and dead spermatozoa in a human semen sample.

This analysis module is also
available for Veterinary and Toxicology.

Sperm Vitality is estimated by assessing the membrane integrity of the cells, and is fundamental for samples having less than 40% progressive motile spermatozoa. The percentage of the viable cells normally exceeds that of motile cells.

Vitality assessment can be performed with BrightVit kit (in brightfield) or with FluoVit kit (under fluorescence).

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SCA® Vitality last news

Brightfield analysis - SCA® Vitality

Brightfield analysis

New vitality analysis in brightfield, in samples stained with BrightVit.

Ready for BrightVit - SCA® Vitality


Ready for the new BrightVit kit to assess the Vitality in brightfield.

Interactive threshold modification - SCA® Vitality

Interactive threshold

Interactive threshold modification for sperm classification.

Analysis and detection improved - SCA® Vitality

Analysis improved

Vitality analysis and sperm detection improved.

SCA® Vitality main features

Vitality analysis with BrightVit or FluoVit - SCA® Vitality

Analysis is performed in brightfield, in samples stained with BrightVit stain and can be also performed under fluorescence microscopy with FluoVit kit.

Vitality automatic analysis with BrightVit - SCA® Vitality

Spermatozoa are recognized and classified automatically (in brightfield, alive sperm in white and dead sperm in red).

Vitality automatic analysis with FluoVit - SCA® Vitality

Fluorescence analysis allows the differentiation between alive sperm (in blue), and the dead sperm (in red).

Additional information

Creating new analysis configurations icon_correct icon_correct
Modification of the optics, microscope scales and image capture options icon_correct icon_correct
Modification of the particle area cut off parameter for cell detection icon_correct icon_correct
Motorised stage icon_correct icon_correct
Species available: Human icon_correct icon_correct
Species available: All (human, and all animals, including rat and mouse) icon_correct
Species available: All animals with oval sperm head icon_correct
Species available: rat and mouse icon_correct
Specific digital Basler camera with 780×580 icon_correct icon_correct
Specific digital Basler camera with 1280×1024 icon_correct icon_correct
Total sperm counted icon_correct icon_correct
Percentage of the counted sperm that are alive and dead icon_correct icon_correct
Captured images and distribution charts icon_correct icon_correct
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SCA® Stage Controller icon_correct icon_correct
SCA® Capture icon_correct icon_correct
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The assessment is under fluorescence microscopy at 20x:  The specimen is illuminated with light of a specific wavelength, which is absorbed by the fluorochromes, causing them to emit light of longer wavelengths, i.e., of a different color than the absorbed light .
Vitality of spermatozoa is evaluated indirectly though the integrity of the cellular membrane using vital fluorescence staining FluoVit®.
Vitality analysis can be also assessed in brightfield at 20x using the BrightVit stain.
Possibility to add or eliminate spermatozoa and/or captures fields
Calculation of basic parametres: Number and percentage of live and dead spermatozoa.
Visualization of the analysis mask superimposed to the original image.
Image capture takes 1 second per field
Allows capture up to 30 fields of the sample
Counting of live and dead spermatozoa by color detection
Number and percentage of life and dead spermatozoa

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