Effect of Microfluidic Processing on the Viability of Boar and Bull Spermatozoa

Tanja Hamacher, Johanna Theodora Wilhelmina Berendsen, Stella-Maria Annette Kruit, Marleen L.W.J. Broekhuijse, Loes Segerink

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Abstract

In this study, we evaluate the impact of microfluidic processing on the viability of spermatozoa and compare shear stress in various chip configurations and connection tubing. In contrast to other microfluidic devices for cell analysis, the spermatozoa are still used after processing in our application. During this processing, the semen is exposed to shear stress which might harm the viability and functioning of the spermatozoa. Our results indicate that the impact of microfluidic processing on the viability of boar and bull spermatozoa is less than literature reported for flow cytometry and that it is comparable to the impact of conventional centrifugation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages907-908
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2020
Event24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2020 - Virtual Event
Duration: 4 Oct 20209 Oct 2020
Conference number: 24
https://microtas2020.org/

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2020
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS 2020
CityVirtual Event
Period4/10/209/10/20
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