ZyMot sperm selection for ICSI
An advanced method of sperm preparation, ZyMot has been designed to mimic the body’s natural mode of sperm selection.
What is ZyMot?
ZyMot is a device, also called a chip, which can be used in the IVF laboratory to prepare and select sperm for insemination by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). ZyMot relies on the sperm actively swimming through the membrane filter in the chip, demonstrating motility.
This technology is designed to mimic aspects of natural conception and avoids centrifugation which some reports suggest may stress the sperm membranes and potentially cause damage.
Could Zymot be right for me?
Is Zymot effective?
- Overall sperm numbers were significantly lower with ZyMot than standard preparation methods.
- The sperm which were prepared using ZyMot were significantly better than established methods in terms of total motility, normal sperm morphology (shape) and sperm DNA fragmentation levels.
- No difference was found between the methods for progressive motility.
- Finally, with ZyMot sperm separation for ICSI, clinical pregnancy was significantly more likely than when sperm was prepared with standard methods.