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Update IFU HOS Test and LeucoScreen (05-JUN-2018)
The instructions for use of the HOS Test and LeucoScreen have been updated.

The update of the instructions for use of the HOS Test includes small changes to the text describing the method.
Click here to visit the HOS Test product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

The update of the instructions for use of LeucoScreen includes a simplification of the current protocol.
Click here to visit the LeucoScreen product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

Update IFU FertiCult IVF medium (01-JUN-2018)
The instructions for use for FertiCult IVF medium has been updated.

FertiPro adapted the Mouse Embryo Assay protocol used to test FertiCult IVF medium before release. With this new protocol, mouse oocytes are inseminated in vitro with sperm in FertiCult IVF medium and after 2PN check, the zygotes are transfered to standard medium for 96-hours. The product is only released when the percentage of 1-cell to expanded blastocyst within 96 hours is higher or equal to 80%.

Click here to visit the FertiCult IVF medium product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

Update IFU FertiCult Mineral Oil (23-MAY-2018)
The instructions for use for FertiCult Mineral Oil have been updated.

  • The instructions for use of FertiCult Mineral Oil now include 5 languages (English, French, German, Spanish and Italian).
  • The new IFU indicate that additional storage temperatures between 2-15°C are also allowed. Stability data have demonstrated that FertiCult Mineral Oil can also be stored at 2-8°C when it is not possible to store at room temperature (15-25°C). However, be aware that this might cause some turbidity which disappears when the oil is warmed up again.
  • Furthermore, the endotoxin specification is narrowed from <0.25 EU/ml to <0.1 EU/ml.
  • The product codes for Mineral Oil in PETG bottles were also added.
  • Finally, the update also includes some extra advice provided in the section ‘instructions for use’.

  • Click here to visit the FertiCult Mineral Oil product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

    *NEW* Sil-Select Plus density gradients with Human Serum Albumin ! (16-MAY-2018)

    Based on the results of clinical evaluation and validation studies, we have found out that the performance of our current formulation of Sil-Select Plus can be improved by addition of a small concentration of human albumin solution. The main advantage is the reduced unintended adhesion of spermatozoa to laboratory glass ware whilst handling. For many years, embryologists have been preparing density gradient layers by diluting Sil-Select Stock solution with FertiCult Flushing medium, which contains 4 g/Liter Human Serum Albumin.

    We want to serve you to the best of our abilities and manufacture ready-to-use Sil-Select Plus containing a small concentration of Human Serum Albumin (< 2.5 g/Liter). This change will not affect the intended use and have no consequences for the protocol.

    Click here to visit the Sil-Select Plus product page, download the latest version of the instructions for use and MSDS.

    Update IFU (13-APR-2018)
    The instructions for use for FertiCult Aspiration medium, Hyaluronidase in FertiCult Flushing medium and VitriFreeze/VitriThaw have been updated.

    The update of the instructions for use of FertiCult Aspiration medium only includes minor changes.
    Click here to visit the FertiCult Aspiration medium product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

    The update of the instructions for use of Hyaluronidase in FertiCult Flushing medium only includes minor changes.
    Click here to visit the Hyaluronidase in FertiCult Flushing medium product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

    The update of the instructions for use of VitriFreeze/VitriThaw includes small changes. Additional information was included in the text describing the method. Furthermore, the instructions for use now specifies the number of procedures that can be performed.
    Click here to visit the VitriFreeze/VitriThaw product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

    Update IFU + MSDS (29-JAN-2018)

    The instructions for use for Sil-Select Plus/Stock, the SpermMar IgG/IgA test, Spermac Stain, LeucoScreen and VitalScreen have been updated.


    The instructions for use for Sil-Select Plus/Stock now include 5 languages (English, French, German, Spanish and Italian).
    Click here to visit the Sil-Select Plus product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.
    Click here to visit the Sil-Select Stock product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.


    The update of the instructions for use for the SpermMAR IgG and IgA test only includes minor changes.
    Click here to visit the SpermMAR IgG Test product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.
    Click here to visit the SpermMAR IgA Test product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.


    The update of the instructions for use of Spermac Stain only included small changes. The test protocol however did not change.
    Click here to visit the Spermac Stain product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.


    For LeucoScreen:
    Click here to visit the LeucoScreen product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.


    The instructions for use of VitalScreen now include a barcode which leads to a product demonstration video. Furthermore, small changes were applied to the text describing the method.
    Click here to visit the VitalScreen product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.



    Furthermore, the MSDSs of all products have been updated. These MSDSs can be found per product page on our website.

    Update IFU: Citric Acid Test, HOS Test, Fructose Test and LeucoScreen (14-JUN-2017)

    The instructions for use for the Citric Acid Test, HOS Test, Fructose Test and LeucoScreen have been updated. They now include a barcode which can be scanned by the app “REA Pharmascan”. This will lead you to the product demonstration video. This video can also be found per product page on our website (see website links below).


    Citric Acid Test

    To avoid the formation of precipitation during the analysis, we advise to use the semen plasma instead of the whole semen sample (see specimen type section). The centrifuge should be set up at 2500g for 20 minutes after addition of Reagent 2. Further, a detailed instruction on how to pipette the supernatans (25µL) and the assay performance parameters are indicated in the IFU of the Citric Acid Test.
    Click here to visit the Citric Acid Test product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use or view the product demonstration video.


    HOS Test

    More attention is paid to the percentage of tail abnormalities before exposure to the hypo-osmotic medium (=step 1). This percentage should be subtracted from the calculated result with the HOS Test (see section Result).

    Click here to visit the HOS Test product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use or view the product demonstration video.


    Fructose Test

    We have added in the method that we recommend to use a fitting heat block in step 11, if available in the lab. The wavelength range measured with the plate reader / photometer is extended from a 470-492nm to a 450-492nm filter. Further, the specimen type and assay performance parameters are mentioned on the IFU.

    The interpretation will now also be easier if you download the excel calculation sheet for the Fructose Test on our website.

    Click here to visit the Fructose Test product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use and the calculation sheet or view the product demonstration video.


    LeucoScreen

    The protocol should be performed under a fume hood, as Reagent 1 is poisonous. More details are given on the interpretation of the cells, the specimen type and the number of test days.
    Click here to visit the LeucoScreen product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use or view the product demonstration video.

    Update instructions for use SpermMar IgA/IgG, EpiScreen Plus and Sperm (27-FEB-2017)
    The instructions for use for the SpermMar Test IgA, SpermMar Test IgG (and controls), EpiScreen Plus and Spermac Stain have been updated. They now include a barcode which can be scanned by the app “REA Pharmascan”. This will lead you to the movie of the product. This movie can also be found per product page on our website (see website links below).

    The test protocol of the SpermMar Test IgA and SpermMar Test IgG (Positive and Negative controls) has not changed however.

    Click here to visit the SpermMar Test IgA product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.
    Click here to visit the SpermMar Test IgG (Positive and Negative controls) product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

    The instructions for use of EpiScreen Plus has been completely reviewed.
    Click here to visit the EpiScreen Plus Test product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

    In the instructions for use of Spermac Stain the following is added:
    Step 3:“Let the slide dry by placing it on a warm plate at 37°C for 15 minutes.”
    Step 5: “Stain 2 minutes in stain A” (instead of 1 minute)
    Click here to visit the Spermac Stain test product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

    IFU update: Sil-Select Plus/Sil-Select Stock and FertiCult IVF medium (23-JAN-2017)
    The instructions for use for Sil-Select Plus/Sil-Select Stock and the FertiCult IVF medium have been updated.
    Click here to visit the Sil-Select Plus/Sil-Select Stock product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

    The instructions for use of the FertiCult IVF medium is completely revised.
    Click here to visit the FertiCult IVF medium product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

    SpermFreeze SSP and Fructose Test IFU update + calculation sheet Fruct (17-NOV-2016)
    The instructions for use for SpermFreeze SSP and the Fructose Test have been updated. For the SpermFreeze SSP the test protocol has not changed however. The instructions for use are translated in 5 languages and the instructions for use bear the CE mark now.
    Click here to visit the SpermFreeze SSP product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.


    The instructions for use of the Fructose Test are updated with the remark that steps with Reagent 3 should be performed under a fume hood:
    step 9: "Remark: perform step 10-13 under a fume hood as Reagent 3 is toxic by inhalation (see warnings and precautions)."
    Warnings and precautions: "Reagent 3 (Indole in methanol): ...Always work under a fume hood when using this reagent."
    Click here to visit the Fructose Test product page and download the latest version of the instructions for use.

    To facilitate the calculation of the results of the Fructose Test, a calculation sheet is added to the website. This calculation sheet can also be downloaded on the Fructose Test product page.

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