Sperm Isolation from mTESE Samples

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We are currently working to create a device capable of isolating sperm cells from microTESE samples. MicroTESE samples are testicular biopsy samples taken when no sperm are found in the ejaculate. The samples contain millions of cells, very few of which are the desired sperm cells. The current clinical practice of manually searching for the sperm cells could be greatly accelerated with a microfluidic hardware system capable of isolating the sperm cells from other contaminating cells and debris. The project is done in collaboration with the Andrology Clinic at the University of Utah and with the Salt Lake-based startup company NanoNC.

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