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What is a CASA (Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis) system?

- CASA systems are systems that analyze sperm samples videomicroscopy. They are able to perform the following operations:

1.- Detects spermatozoa by the size and brightness of their head

2.- Records video sequences of the sperm population analyzing the position of the head of each sperm in each frame

3.- Reconstructs the whole sperm trajectories

4.- Generates a large amounts of data about sperm motility, concentration and kinetics.

5.- Measures the sperm concentration very precisely.

SCOPUS is a CASA system that analyzes sperm samples, providing characteristics of sperm concentration, velocity and kinetics. Moreover, SCOPUS allow to calculate the number of sperm doses that can be prepared and the amount of storage media that must be added. Finally SCOPUS provides reports of the sample quality, the sperm quality records of the sire or even detailed reports of each sperm.




SCOPUS technical specifications

· CASA sperm quality sperm analysis SCOPUS Software version 1.0 for equine, swine, sheep, rabbits, goats, dogs and fish. Kinetic module. Real-time morphology. Reports OppenOffice. USB key for the program.

· Eclipse E200. Nikon phase contrast trinocular Microscope. 1. Obj. ACRO CFI 10x BM AN 0.25 WD 6.1 mm. 1. CFI Achromat Objective 40x DL 1. IFC and Acro Objective 100x plan oil, 1 C-mount adapter ISO CCD. 1 Stage warmer with Slide warmer.

· Basler monochrome videocamera, 782 x 582 pixels, CCD Sensor 1/2''; 54.0 fps; IEEE 1394b Digital output (compatible 1394a); Mount C.

· FireWire 800 Repeater Hub IEEE 1394b (3-Port)

· Dell Studio 1735 Laptop. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300. Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650. Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels. Weight: 3.6K

. Metallic troller (optional)




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by Dr. Radut.