Reproductive medicine needs dramatic improvement

INFCircle.jpg

Learn more about the natural process of sperm capacitation...

CHALLENGE:

  • 15% of couples infertile, 7M in the US, 90% of which are untreated, partly due to low probability of success of having a baby

  • Sperm count decreased by 50% in the past four decades

  • The personal toll of infertility is one of the most upsetting experiences of people’s lives

  • Following a diagnosis of infertility, women feel as anxious or depressed as those diagnosed with cancer, hypertension, or recovering from a heart attack, while men experience similar levels of low self esteem, stigma, and depression.

  • Lack of innovation, focus of research on female factors

OUR APPROACH:
Target male component of infertility