Tag: Reproductive Medicine

Tactra Penile Prosthesis Stands Up As Needed

Boston Scientific is releasing its new Tactra malleable penile prosthesis, a device that provides a new option for treating erectile dysfunction. It is designed to reproduce a natural erection thanks to a dual-layer silicone construction and Nitinol (a nickel titanium alloy), which is a shape-memory material that can easily transition between two d (Read more...)

Microfluidic Chip Allows Embryonic Stem Cells to Differentiate

Complex multicellular organisms, such as ourselves, start out from stem cells that differentiate into different kinds of cells. This process is controlled by groups of cells that secrete special signaling molecules called morphogens, which guide nearby stem cells to turn into the kinds of cells that should be located in that region. This is an [&he (Read more...)

Contraceptive Jewelry from Georgia Tech

Contraceptives are very effective, as long as they’re administered on a tight schedule. All too often many women forget or ignore to take the pill, leading to unwanted surprises. Researchers at Georgia Tech, taking into account today’s fashion of wearing unusual jewelry, have developed an earring, necklace, ring, and a wrist watch, each (Read more...)

Self-Administered Long-Lasting Contraceptive Patch

  Long lasting female contraceptives typically require trained professionals to perform injections and to implant devices, something that’s not always available in low-resource settings. Researchers at Georgia Tech and University of Michigan have created a microneedle patch that can deliver a long lasting contraceptive by simply being pr (Read more...)

myLAB Box STI at-home Test Kits. Interview with Lora Ivanova, Co-Founder and CEO at myLAB Box

myLAB Box, a healthcare company based in California, has developed and pioneered an at-home sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing service. With the number of STDs rising, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 20 million new STDs occur annually in the US, and half of these are in people aged 15 to […]

Microfluidic Device Corrals Viable Sperm for IVF

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a microfluidic device to rapidly isolate the strongest and fastest sperm from a sperm sample. The technique should help technicians during the IVF process, as the current method of isolating the most viable sperm is painstaking and can take hours for the manual effort to pay off. During IVF, [&hellip (Read more...)

YO Sperm Motility Testing and Counting at Home

We’ve already seen products that offer men the ability to do sperm counts in the privacy of home. Yet, sperm count is only one indicator of healthy fertility. Whether sperm are lively and energetic is another important parameter. Medical Electronic Systems, a well known name in laboratory equipment for sperm quality analysis, is about to (Read more...)