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COMPUTERIZED SPERM MOTION ANALYSES-CLINICAL TRIALS WITH A NEW PROTOTYPE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7195
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7195
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
The Fertility Testing Laborato
330 South 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: COMPUTERIZED SPERM MOTION ANALYSES-CLINICAL TRIALS WITH A NEW PROTOTYPE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

SPERM MOTION ANALYSES AND AUTOMATED SEMEN ANALYSES ARE PRESENTLY BEING PERFORMED BY COMPUTERIZED SYSTEMS. HOWEVER,THESE SYSTEMS ARE EXPENSIVE ($35,000-$45,000) AND THEY ARE NOT COST EFFECTIVE FOR MOST LABORATORIES. FURTHERMORE, IT IS STILL UNCLEAR WHETHER THE MEASUREMENTS THAT ARE DERIVED FROM THESE SYSTEMS HAVE CLINICAL RELEVANCE. AT THE FERTILITY TESTING LABORATORY, A NEW PROTOTYPE SYSTEM FOR SPERM MOTION ANALYSIS AND AUTOMATED SEMEN ANALYSIS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED WHICH HAS COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH CAPABILITIES IN ITS BASIC DESIGN, BUT IT HAS BEEN STREAMLINED FOR PRACTICAL CLINICAL USE. THIS SYSTEM MEASURES SPERM DENSITY, PERCENT MOTILITY, INSTANTANEOUS VELOCITY, CURVILINEAR VELOCITY, NET VELOCITY, PROGRESSIVENESS RATIO, AND COURSE DIRECTION CHANGE. COURSE DIRECTION CHANGE IS A NEW MEASUREMENT THAT ALLOWS RECORDING THE ANGULAR CHANGES OF THE SPERM TRACKS ON A FRAME-TO-FRAME BASIS. PLANNED RESEARCH WILL CONTINUE WITH THE PROTOTYPE SYSTEM BY EXAMINING A VARIETY OF CLINICALSPECIMENS FROM INFERTILITY PATIENTS AND DONORS, AND ANALYZING THESE DATA WITH STATITICAL ANALYSIS ROUTINES INCORPORATED INTO COMPUTER SOFTWARE. THESE CLINICAL TRIALS WILL HELP DEVELOP A MARKETABLE SYSTEM, AND PROVIDE US WITH DATA TO MOVE FORWARD INTO PHASE II TO STUDY OTHER NEW ASPECTS OF MOTION ANALYSIS, FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, AND HARMONIC ANALYSIS.

Principal Investigator:

Neil B Goldman
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

The Fertility Testing Laborato
330 South 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No