SpermTrack Proiser

SpermTrack

Spermtrack is the name given to the new counting camera that the ISAS brand has launched. It is a new product that we want to improve the work of seminal analysis , an area in which the company is a leader.

With Spermtrack the offer grows with a new tool that substantially improves the counting cameras that already existed in the marking . By following the semen droplet displacement procedure, The Spermtrack eliminates most of the disadvantages of the less efficient products on the market.

Another advantage is its design. A model that facilitates its use under the microscope and makes it even easier to clean, handle and store .

One of the most striking features of this element is that it can be customized by colors . Therefore, it is easier to identify the samples with which we are working and speed up the work process in this regard. It also allows you to engrave the identifying name on the bottom of the camera, for added security .

 

SpermTrack: for humans and animals

Aware that it will be an element that will be used in many laboratories and for different purposes, the company has decided to launch it with two different capacities. Thus, we can find Spermtrack in 10 and 20 micron models.

The first model is a 10 μm deep chamber that is optimal for traditional human clinical testing . These are the usual measurements that we usually find in this type of camera.

The Spertrack 20 is a chamber with a capacity of 20 μm , following the latest recommendations in the WHO 2010 laboratory manual. An aspect with which its use is also extended for veterinary purposes . This greater capacity allows a greater natural freedom of movement of the sperm , a necessary peculiarity for this type of sperm samples.

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Another feature to consider when it comes to Spermtrack is the reliability and security that comes with laboratory analysis. Therefore, the serial numbers on the lid and the chamber are independent, allowing full traceability of the sample as marked by ISO 13485 standards .

Finally, it should be noted that Spermtrack allows better visibility under the microscope . This is because this chamber is thinner than other similar products in the lab products industry.

This is because the light from the microscope’s condenser reaches the sample much more in focus, improving optical quality and avoiding the generation of common visual artifacts that appear in other similar devices. This makes it much easier to observe and study these samples in laboratories.

Therefore, with Spermtrack you gain in reliability, safety, visibility, organization, optimization of work, safety and reliability . Aspects that are causing many laboratories to rely on this new system for their projects. If you want to test its effectiveness and improve your performance, do not hesitate and contact us.

Not only will we expand the information we have collected in this article , but we will answer any questions that may arise in this regard and we will tell you how to get them. And all this simply by contacting us through the web or by phone. Don’t hesitate and make the leap to superior quality and work!

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Sperm quality and subpopulation behavior.

The quality of sperm in a semen sample does not depend, as previously thought, on the individual quality of sperm samples. On the contrary, it depends on the joint action of sperm subpopulations.

 

This conclusion, which is based on a clear research premise, has been made possible by the work of researchers from the University of Valencia and the PROISER Company.

 

Sperm quality: A job of many years

The study on sperm behavior and sperm quality in different samples has been the main objective of the Department of Cell Biology, Functional and Physical Anthropology of the University of Valencia for several decades. A line of research that has been supported by the Valencian company PROISER, dedicated to the diagnosis of semen samples and which has developed revolutionary software to reveal parameters of sperm samples and give answers on sperm morphometry.

Sperm morphology is a line of study and work that is based on the correct identification of sperm involved in the reproduction function of some internal fertilization species.

An area of work in which the members of the research team of the University of Valencia raised the need to check the starting point of many of the work that had been carried out in the laboratories. Works that claimed that the success of fertilization depended on the health of a sperm and its individual ability.

However, thanks to the trials carried out by the professionals of the University of Valencia, it was possible to verify that the way sperm behave in a reproduction process is mainly due to the joint action of them and the coordination they develop with each other.

Hence the main element of work in internal in Vitro fertilization processes is no longer a single sperm, but a sample of them.

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Sperm analysis. – CASA System

The findings of this study revolutionized the field of assisted reproduction by offering answers and solutions around male fertility with internal fertilization.

 

Reference in the field of reproduction

With this new work, which has been echoed by numerous scientific journals, a change in assisted reproduction strategy has been defined, both in its veterinary and human applications. What has made both the University of Valencia and the company PROISER a reference for the rest of the laboratories and entities that carry out their work in this field.

This new milestone adds to other PROISER findings in the same area. This private entity has been developing computer programs and applications for more than a decade that favor successful seminal analysis. In fact, it is noted as a leading company in the development of different systems of sperm analysis that in the professional field are known as “Computer Assisted Semen Analysis“. A quantification system that has full implementation today.

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CASA System

In this way, PROISER continues to advance and place Valencian talent at the top of the international ranking.

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Thrumorph: the new technique of observing sperm morphology

Trumorph is the name of a technique that is presented as the definitive mode of work in terms of observation of sperm morphology.

A system with which you will be able to obtain reliable data with which to carry out your research on sperm samples, in the best possible way. Who your lab, using this system, will be able to be more competitive and be able to respond to the needs of users faster than is usually done.

In order to know this system, its operation and advantages, we have written this article in which we want to develop a little its concept and philosophy.

Trumorph: what is it and what advantages it offers in the observation of sperm morphology.

Trumorph is a system that allows us to analyze the morphology of sperm from a semen sample of a person or animal. So thanks to it we can know all the data we need to work with sperm samples.
To achieve this, Trumorph comprises a device and a 40x/60 PH (-) lens. So, after placing a drop between the carrier and the conventional cover, the device raises the sample temperature to 45 degrees Celsius for 5 seconds, applying a slight pressure. This allows cells to be immobilized and easier to observe in the optical microscope. Which allows you to carry out your study without any problem more quickly because thanks to this system we have prepared the sample in just a few seconds.

What saves key time for this activity, as the shorter process of preparing sperm samples usually takes about 2 hours.
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Trumorph®

Trumorph is an innovative technique of observing sperm morphology

You only need 20 seconds to prepare the sample!

Trath significant advantage of this system, is that the results obtained in terms of observation of the sperm morphology are comparable to those observed after using conventional stains, with the advantage that in this case it is not necessary to introduce these elements.

The Trumorph system is supported by different scientific publications, as it has been proven to be valid both in the conduct of analysis with human samples and those obtained from other animals. You can request more information at info-proiser.com

On our website you can obtain information about Trumorph as well as all the product offering that Proiser has at the disposal of its customers to give a complete solution for the analysis and counting of sperm samples; sperm counting cameras; Heated plates and plates; staining kits and reagents and systems to develop analysis on sperm morphology in living cells refers.
In any case, if you have any questions and need to clarify it, do not hesitate and contact us. We will assist you both by email and by phone.

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Reusable counting chamber of sperm samples

When we work with sperm samples we need top quality products. Systems and work supplements like those we offer in Proiser, where you will be able to acquire all kinds of tools and substances that you require for your daily work. One of the most popular is our seminal counting chamber. A product that is called Spermtrack and that allows to alleviate the workload of laboratories.

To get to know it, in Proiser we have written this article with which we want to explain its main characteristics and its operation.

Seminal counting chamber: Spermtrack

Spermtrack is the name of a new counting chamber that has launched the ISAS brand, one of the most prestigious in the scientific field.

Thank you to this new camera, seminal analysis is developed as an activity with a new tool that substantially improves pre-existing counting chambers.

And is that following the semen drop-shifting procedure, Spermtrack eliminates most of the disadvantages presented by the less efficient products found on the market.

The Spermtrack design makes it easy to use under the microscope and also the cleaning, handling and storage actions that require proper use.

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Spermtrack®

 

Advantages of using Spermtrack

To facilitate its handling, Spermtrack can be customized with different colors. Allowing even recording a name at the bottom of the camera. So we avoid mistakes or have to repeat tests because samples have been mixed.

To adapt to all the needs and activities around this activity, Spermtrack is available in two models: one of 10 and one of 20 microns. In the first case, it is a 10 μm depth chamber for traditional human clinical analysis. On the second model, it should be noted that it is a 20 μm  chamber, which follows the latest recommendations from the 2010 WHO Laboratory Manual, while expanding its use for veterinary purposes, due to increased natural freedom of movement of sperm cells.

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Spermtrack®

Another advantage offered by the use of this camera is its traceability as far as its daily application is concerned is that it has independent series numbers on the lid and in the camera, allowing for complete traceability according to ISO 13485 standards. A guarantee for those who work with them.
It should be noted, too, that Spermtrack is thinner than other similar products. This allows the microscope capacitor light to reach the sample much more focused, improving optical quality and preventing the generation of common visual artifacts that appear on other similar devices. All of this makes it easier for people who manipulate them to get their results more reliably.
So, if you want your lab to be more competitive when it comes to sperm sample work, don’t hesitate and purchase these reusable counting chambers. You will be able to find them on our website, in the tab that we dedicate to the products that relate to the seminal analysis. Here, in addition, you will be able to get more data about it, and even see photographs of the product. Which will allow you to get a visual idea of what it’s like and how you work with it.
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Spermtrack®

And if despite all this you still have doubts about anything related to it, do not hesitate and contact us, Proiser. We’ll figure it out for you quickly.

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Security measures to resume assisted reproduction

The Ministry of Health authorized the resumption of Assisted Reproduction Units at the end of May, provided that the necessary measures can be implemented to guarantee the safety of patients and health personnel.

 

In the Valencian Community, 21,000 assisted reproduction treatments are carried out every year and although the new situation will delay waiting lists somewhat, priority will be given to alleviating the emotional strain that the postponement of these treatments has meant for many families.

There are many doubts that patients have now, since the maximum age to access treatments by Social Security is 40 years. Many women have reached this age in full confinement, but Dr. Rubio of the Hospital la Fe in Valencia comments that “there will be no problem with any woman who has started her medical record before the Alarm State. Although they are already 40 years old, they will continue their treatment”.

In Proiser we advise you to follow this link for more information.

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The Bioethics Committee asks the Government to end the anonymity of sperm and ova donors

The Assisted Reproduction Law only provides for reporting the identity of biological parents for medical reasons

 

The Spanish Bioethics Committee has asked the Government to change the law that regulates assisted reproduction treatments in Spain and to end the anonymity of ova and sperm donors. The proposal, embodied in a report that has been debated for months, aims to prioritize the “interests of children born by assisted reproductive techniques.” Although the petition is not retroactive, it would not affect children already born.

Spanish reproductive medicine not only meets the needs of the indigenous population but has also become the best international destination for fertility treatment. The quality of the treatments is one of the reasons why Spanish medical centres are chosen, but also the anonymity of donors. In several countries this has already disappeared and with it has brought a gigantic drop in the donation of gametes.

Until now, only the age and blood group of the donors were communicated to the recipients, but the bioethical organism considering another perspective that “it can only be up to the child of these techniques to decide whether or not he wants to know and to what extent”.

In Proiser we advise you to follow this link for more information.

PROISER Fertility studies

Proiser develops fertility studies in freshwater fish

Proiser together with the University of Valencia develop fertility studies in sperm samples from humans and animals, and have obtained results in freshwater fish that could be useful to protect endangered species such as salt salmon.

Proiser is the name of a Valencian company whose work is carried out in the research and development of automated systems of diagnosis and automatic semen analysis.

Its origin is located in 2004, when Dr. Carles Soler (Professor of the University of Valencia in the field of Cell Biology, Functional Biology and Physical Anthropology), and computer engineer Francisco Blasco (Computer Engineer) join to develop semen analysis systems.

Proiser‘s main product line is the ISAS (Integrated Semen Analysis System) family, composed of CASA (Compuert Assisted Semen Analysis) systems, reusable and disposable cell counting chambers, and all the tools needed to perform numerous routine andrology lab analyses. Hence this company is at the forefront of what is going on in this field of biology and the environment.
The ISAS software used by Proiser is, today, the most advanced and cutting-edge solution to perform the automatic analysis of all types of semen. In fact, it is capable of analyzing more than 2000 cells per field, and more than 80,000 sperm by analysis. A job that will allow you to evaluate sperm mobility, sperm concentration, sperm morphology and other similar characteristics at the same time.

Fertility studies. Proiser products.

Currently, Proiser has a wide range of products that allow the correct manipulation, study and analysis of semen of different animals (including humans).

In addition, it develops its own lines of research such as the one that focuses its attention on the fertility of freshwater fish.

In this context, professionals from Proiser and the University of Valencia have already published results around sperm quality studies in humans and animals; as well as the results that have been obtained in freshwater fish, made with their own technique.

Particularly relevant have been its conclusions as far as salt salmon are concerned, a very important species at a commercial level and which has come to conclude, for example, that genetic-environmental interactions can be an important factor in the reproductive competition of male individuals of this species.
To carry out this work, Proiser has used a technique of his own with which they have been able to study sperm kinetics, thus identifying the different sub-populations of sperm that exist.
This work is part of Horizon 2020’s IMPRESS-Marie Sklodowska-Curie Program. A European programme that has allowed, for example, the experimental part to have been developed at the National Conservatory of Salmon Salar in the French town of Chanteuges.
PROISER ISAS Fertility Studies

 

This line of research highlights the important contribution of the Integrated Semen Analysis System (ISAS) in the study of different parameters of semen samples such as concentration, motility, percentage of progressives or different kinetic parameters and their use for scientific advancement in areas such as clinics, humans and veterinarians, scientific research, toxicology or livestock production among others.

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ISAS V1

Multispecies sperm analysis: ISAS V1

ISAS V1 for Sperm tests, which are increasingly widespread evidence among the animal and human population. Hence, there is an increasing supply of systems on the market and, by extension, it is increasingly necessary to have systems that offer greater efficiency in the results obtained.
In Proiser we are aware of this, that is why we have developed the ISAS V1 method, a system that gathers tools to be used both in clinics and in research.

Its fields of application are both the field of human sciences and those related to veterinary, scientific research, livestock production or pharmaceutical and reproductive toxicology.

ISAS V1 is currently considered to be the most complete and easy-to-use sperm analysis system of all we can find on the market. This is mainly because it works under different hardware conditions and with different operating systems, so it adapts to the needs of all types of users.

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ISAS V1: What it is and what applications it has

ISAS V1 is a sperm analysis system suitable for multiple species, so it can work with different sperm samples. It doesn’t matter if it is to analyze the sperm sample of a man, a horse, a bull, a pig, a goat, rabbit, dog, rat, lamb, etc. It’s valid for all of them. This does not imply that ISAS V1 always applies the same parameters. On the contrary, each species has its own configuration algorithms and results in independent analysis.

Depending on the sample, ISAS may use negative or positive phase contrast. The motility analysis of a field is performed in real time (less than one second), and can be configured to analyze motility up to 250 frames, at 200 frames per second and with concentrations greater than 1000 sperm/field.

In addition to the concentration, motility and percentage of progressives, with ISAS V1 the following kinetic parameters are also calculated: VCL, VSL, VAP, LIN, STR, WOD, ALH, BCF, DNC, MAD, among others.

It should also be noted that it works with cameras up to 200 frames per second, allowing for near-perfect analysis of sperm behavior.

In addition, it is specially designed for quality control programs, allowing the analysis of video files of many different formats (Windows AVI, Windows Media Video, MPEG-4, DV among others). It also allows to obtain images, which makes it easier to have collections of videos and images for offline analysis of mobility, concentration, morphology, vitality or DNA fragmentation.

Another application of ISAS V1 is the morphological and morphometric analysis of sperm from dyed or fresh samples (using phase contrast optics).
This work provides data on 14 morphometric parameters: head size (area, length, width and perimeter), head shape (ellipticality, elongation, roughness, and regularity), percentage of acrosome, head color level, centerpiece size (area and width), and insertion of the middle part (angle and distance).

With ISAS we can also know the data related to the percentage of fragmented sperm. To do this, it uses 20x or 40x real-time (less than 1 second) targets.

Finally, it should be noted that ISAS V1 also provides data on automatic feasibility of sperm cells. This is especially interesting because we need to determine the actual percentage of viable cells in a sample, and to accurately perform this analysis, we use fluorescence techniques with their corresponding use of tying kits.

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FEATURES of the ISAS V1 system

The current ISAS V1 equipment is completely modular, so each part of it can operate independently and together.
In addition, we have designed the system to allow most of the components that can be found in each type of laboratory, from the microscope to the computer, as long as they meet the minimum system requirements.

So, if you are looking for a system with which you can do high quality multispecies sperm analysis and be able to obtain a large number of data, do not hesitate and come to Proiser. You’ll find everything you need.