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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 [...]

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 [...]

Successful edition of ESHRE in Barcelona – July 10th

By |2018-07-18T09:31:10+00:00July 10th, 2018|News|

Barcelona, our city, hosted the 34rd Annual Meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in which Microptic participated with an innovative booth. At this special edition our company presented the new SCA SCOPE, a lab equipment for semen assessment that comprises both software and hardware. Thus, analysis can be [...]

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 [...]

Rat sperm morphology

By |2018-02-14T16:59:51+00:00February 14th, 2018|Blog|

Not of Mice and Men but Rat sperm morphology quantified In a previous Microptic blog in 2015, we reported on the SCA TOX system of Microptic and its uses in reproductive toxicology testing. It was further indicated that tailor made modules exist for sperm motility, vitality, fragmentation and that in principle it [...]

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