Preserving and Freezing Small Numbers of Human Spermatozoa
Striving to conceive and bring a child into this world is probably one of the most fundamental aspirations people have.
The disappointment and frustration when unable to conceive cannot be measured or described in words.
Male fertility problems can reduce chances to conceive.
Couples with male factor infertility problems represent 30-40% of the infertile population.
Azoospermia (absence of spermatozoa in the ejaculate) and Virtual/Crypto Azoospermia (semen with a very low concentration of spermatozoa) account for 20% of all male factor cases.
Despite these fertility challenges, sperm can be collected with appropriate procedures and technology.
The primary benefits of freezing sperm are to grant an infertile couple or an infertile individual a chance to conceive.
However, the huge challenge is the successful preservation of these precious sperm cells, for future successful use.
The SpermVD was developed to provide the solution this challenge, enabling preservation of small numbers of spermatozoa, and even single sperm cells.
When is there a need for sperm cryopreservation?In addition to cases of Azoospermia and Virtual Azoospermia, allowing a man to preserve his fertility by freezing sperm for use at a later date may also be used for:
- Advancing age
- Deteriorating sperm quality or low quantity
- Cancer or other medical reasons
- Sperm banks
- Patient wish
Until development and introduction of the SpermVD, no efficient method or current technology for cryopreservation of small number of spermatozoa existed.
The SpermVD is currently in routine use with full satisfaction in dozens of IVF clinics worldwide.