Spermatozoa high quality ; high fertility potential
Significant improvement in the chances of pregnancy
Magnetic Activated Cell Sorting (MACS) is a technique for removing invisibly damaged spermatozoa prior to assisted reproduction treatment. Dead or damaged sperm are closely related to poor sperm quality and are one of the most common causes of male infertility.
With Annexin V – MACS method we ensure that we select the spermatozoa with the greatest fertilizing potential, so that they are the ideal spermatozoa, the healthiest, purest and those with the least morphological alterations and the least DNA fragmentation.
When is this technique used?
MACS has been shown to be very helpful, among other cases, in men with severe infertility whose sperm quality is low, as they have high levels of DNA fragmentation and poor mobility. Also, in patients who have undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, as well as in unexplained male infertility.
How this technique is performed?
It consists of binding metal beads to the spermatozoa with a substance called Anexin, which is a protein with an affinity for defective spermatozoa. After this, a magnetic field is applied which retains the damaged spermatozoa attached to the Anexin, so they can be separated from the optimal spermatozoa. The procedure is efficient, safe, non-invasive and very reliable in treating male sterility.