Microfluidic devices for enhancing in-vitro fertilization

Yung Chin Tzeng, Yueh Jen Chen, Chang Chuan, Li Chen Pan, Fan Gang Tseng

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Abstract

We propose the synergic operation of two devices that consist of a high quality sperm sorter and an oocytes zona-removal as well as incubation device for promoting the successful rate and the efficiency of In-vitro fertilization (IVF). The high quality sperm sorter can gently sort out large number of sperms in few minutes and keep high survival rate for oligospermia patients. The oocytes zona-removal and incubation device can rapidly reduce enzyme contraction after gently removing oocytes shell. Experiment results showed that these two devices not only provide an easier and faster method to sort out motile sperms as well as better preserve the viability of dezona oocytes, but also increase the attachment rate of sperms on oocytes for enhancing fertilization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTRANSDUCERS 2017 - 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1567-1569
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538627310
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 26 2017
Event19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2017 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 22 2017

Other

Other19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2017
CountryTaiwan
CityKaohsiung
Period6/18/176/22/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tzeng, Y. C., Chen, Y. J., Chuan, C., Pan, L. C., & Tseng, F. G. (2017). Microfluidic devices for enhancing in-vitro fertilization. In TRANSDUCERS 2017 - 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (pp. 1567-1569). [7994360] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2017.7994360