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Piezoelectric Actuator for Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Author(s): Andi Sudjana Putra, Sunan Huang, Kok Kiong Tan, Sanjib Kumar Panda, Tong Heng Lee.

Abstract:

While manual ICSI has been able to accomplish artificial fertilization rather satisfactorily, it has also been associated with several drawbacks inherited from its manual manner of operation. Piezo-assisted ICSI is currently gaining attention and preference because of its ability to perform sperm injection in a precise manner, which has significantly improved the result. A number of piezoactuators for this purpose have been proposed. This paper discusses the publications and patents pertaining to this application, as well as a proposed device to further improve the result.

Keywords: Actuator, piezoelectricity, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection

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Article Details

VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2007
Page: [147 - 152]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/187221207780832165
Price: $100