A new device that could potentially increase the success rate of IVF treatments has been developed. The device, a microfluidic chip made from silicon and glass, uses a gentle current to separate healthy sperm from the non-motile ones without damaging them. This could be a viable alternative to using a centrifuge for IVF treatments.
The device has already been tested in the lab with human sperm, and the results of the study suggest that it is effective at separating the healthy sperm from the non-motile ones. However, further research is needed to determine the effectiveness of the device in clinical settings.
The potential of this device to improve IVF treatments is promising. If the results in clinical settings confirm the results of the lab study, this could be an effective way to improve the success rate of IVF treatments. This could be beneficial for couples who are struggling to conceive, as it could potentially increase their chances of success.