PICSI (pronounced as “Pixie”)
Senior Embryologist Ferhath describes in this video a brand new technique – PICSI. It’s marvelous in being able to select mature and good quality sperms for the ICSI procedure. The principle behind this ingenious technique is a smear of the egg’s hormone is plastered onto the bottom of the dish. To this hormone only mature sperms are attracted and bind successful. The embryologist then scoops up these mature sperms and discards the rest. The selected sperms are then further shortlisted for the ICSI procedure.
Ferhath then goes on to speak about a particularly interesting case we had at Conceive where the male patient’s sperms mostly lacked an acrosome cap (sperm helmet). PICSI was used to find the ones that had it. Watch on ….