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Hyaluronic Acid based natural alternative to polyvinyl plastic (PVP) for slowing sperm for ICSI.
SpermCatch is a natural alternative to polyvinylpirrolidone (polyvinyl plastic – PVP) for slowing sperm for ICSI. Clinicians have always been concerned that injecting this artificial product (PVP) into the oocyte along with the sperm may cause damage to acrosomal, mitochondrial and plasma membranes, as well as to the chromosomal DNA.
SpermCatch contains the component human serum albumin. (hSA). The human serum albumin is manufactured from human blood donated in the United States. The blood donors who supply the human plasma are tested for various viruses before being allowed to donate blood for this purpose. Each plasma donation is individually tested for ALT, HBs antigen, HIV-1/2 antibody and HCV antibody by ELISA. Only those plasma donations found non-reactive for those antibodies have been used for the manufacture of the hSA component. The plasma pool is tested again before manufacture of the hSA product. The hSA product is heated at 60ºC for 10 hours as a final precaution.
Article No. / Name / Volume
SC-100 / SpermCatch / 6 × 100 µl (Not available in Europe)
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Yoku Kato, Yoshikazu Nagao
Reprod Med Biol. 2012 Apr;11:165-176.
Balaban B, Lundin K et al
Hum Reprod. 2003 Sep;18(9):1887-9.
Strehler E, Baccetti B, Sterzik K, Capitani S, Collodel G, De Santo M, Gambera L, Piomboni P.
Hum Reprod. 1998 Jan;13(1):120-3.
Huszar G, Ozenci CC, Cayli S, Zavaczki Z, Hansch E, Vigue L.
Fertil Steril. 2003 Jun;79 Suppl 3:1616-24.