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What is MACS?
Magnetic Active Cell Sorting, or MACS, is a spermatozoid selection technique that enables elimination of dead or damaged spermatozoids prior to assisted reproduction treatment. In some case these spermatozoids can represent up to 90% and are very much linked to low quality semen or spermatozoid DNA fragmentation. In fact, cell apoptosis or programmed cell death is one of the most common causes of male infertility. Separating the defective spermatozoids from the rest ensures that only the optimum ones are used, thus considerably increasing the possibilities of achieving an in-vitro pregnancy.
The benefits of using MACS
The MACS technology has been proven to be extremely beneficial in studies that compared rates of pregnancy obtained over conventional techniques.
At Clínica Fertia we have been offering this technique since 2012 as a successful alternative when: