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Decreases sperm count in western men

As published in recent weeks, sperm count in western men have declined over the past four decades. This entails numerous reproductive problems in couples, which find it an impediment to creating their own families.

In Proiser we had already observed that the amount of sperm had been significantly reduced in recent decades. And we urge our users to change habits to improve the quality and quantity of sperm they generate in their reproductive system. If you want to know more about it, don’t hesitate and read this article. A text we have written inspired by the publication of these in the 20 minute newspaper, which in turn echoes the report of the Human Reproduction Update, directed by Dr. Hagai Levine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A document that has managed to get a spot on the BBC’s news agenda and has reached the world.

 

Sperm count in western men

Sperm counts have declined alarmingly among men in Western countries over the past forty years. Lack of physical activity, obesity, poor postural habits, stress, or smoking are some of the factors that have influenced the progressive decline in sperm count among first world male inhabitants.

The research to which the report just made public refers is one of the largest that has been carried out so far. It brings together the results of a total of 185 studies carried out between 1973 and 2011, worldwide.

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The results obtained highlight that while South America, Asia and Africa do not see significant changes in sperm production, it does exist in the rest of the continents. Dr. Levine found a 52,4% decrease in sperm concentration and a 59,3% decrease in total sperm among samples taken from men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. This means that the survival of the human species in certain parts of the world is clearly at risk. And we need to put in place mechanisms that will stop this trend if we do not want to extinguish. This trend, far from being slowed, seems to increase year after year.

These falls in sperm production are directly related, as the research shows, to the population’s exposure to chemicals, to the use of plastics, to the fast and sedentary life rate we carry in western societies, but above all it is directly related to obesity, smoking, and even the amount of hours we spend in front of screens like television. The excess temperature in the genital area directly affects the quality of the samples and the rate of activity that sperm have in these cases.

This work, however, is not welcomed by the entire scientific community. And there are researchers who say that the unchanged group may not be such, as the reality highlights that there are fewer studies in South America, Asia, and Africa, so comparisons cannot be developed with the same absolute terms.

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At Proiser, as specialists in everything that is related to human reproduction, we are aware that beyond the figures the reality is clear: The quality of the sperm is getting worse and worse, which makes reproduction difficult even when assisted. Therefore, to those who wish to be parents, we always tell them that they must begin to take care of themselves because any gesture, any activity they perform directly affects this natural capacity of their organism.

Proiser R+D Systems. Análisis de esperma

Proiser, a global sperm analysis solutions company

Proiser R+D is the name of one of the leading companies in the sector of tailor-made solutions for the analysis of sperm samples in Spain. It is an entity founded in 2004 by two doctors: Carles Soler (Professor at the University of Valencia) and Francisco Blasco (Computer Engineer), who until that time had been working together to develop proposals for other companies. And that at the time they considered it appropriate to launch their own project with which to be able to materialize high quality personal proposals.

If you don’t already know them, we have written this article with which we want to approach it and the products they develop.

Proiser R+D: Who they are and what they do

Proiser R+D is a company whose activity is focused on the research and development of automated systems for the diagnosis and automatic analysis of semen samples.

Its main product line is the ISAS (Integrated Semen Analysis System) family, consisting of CASA (Compuert Assisted Semen Analysis) systems, reusable and disposable cell counting chambers, as well as all the tools needed for routine andrology laboratory analysis.

For those who don’t know, ISAS software is the most advanced and cutting-edge solution for automatic semen analysis in this field. In fact, it is a system that is capable of analyzing more than 2.000 cells per field, and more than 80.000 sperm per analysis. It is also able to evaluate the following parameters: Sperm motility, sperm concentration, sperm morphology and other similar characteristics of semen samples at the same time.

It is a versatile and versatile system. Therefore, do not matter the nature of the sample on which you work. It does the same if the person needs to obtain the balanced and customized dose calculation for animal production, or if, on the contrary, he or she is looking for a complete seminal clinical analysis. And it’s because, both cases, the ISAS system provides it.

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Software ISAS

Proiser: sperm analysis products

The main products offered by the company Proiser are the following:

  • ISAS v1, which has been developed as a system that brings together all the tools necessary to be used in both the clinical and research setting. Its fields of application are: Human and veterinary clinical, scientific research, livestock production as well as pharmaceutical and, of course, reproductive toxicology.
  • ISASLab, which allows seminal reviews in the ordinary circumstances of a laboratory for the development of its analyzes, both for the determination of seminal quality, and for the monitoring of samples during processing in assisted reproduction techniques.
  • ISASPSUs, which allows sperm to be recognized by the detection of the tail. For this purpose, a system is proposed in which sperm is digitally “washed” by the development of a morphological analysis. This allows mobility, concentration and morphology, which are analyzed at the same time.
  • SPERMTRACK, which following the semen drop displacement procedure, eliminates most of the disadvantages of the less efficient products found in this market area. A uniquely designed product that enables and enhances use in the microscope, as well as cleaning, handling and storing samples at all times and in the laboratory.

So if you’re looking for quality in the analysis of your semen samples, it’s best to choose Proiser products. And it’s only here you’ll be able to find the lab tools that can offer you the solution to exactly what you need. Always with high quality and completely guaranteed.

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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.

SpermTrack Proiser Laboratory

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!