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International Men’s Day – Championing Male Fertility

International Men’s Day is a gentle reminder for us all to appreciate and celebrate the men in our lives. For Examen, this...

World-leaders in male fertility, Examen, head to London to catch up with experts, partners and clinics

With social restrictions easing, Examen were able to make their first proper trip since the pandemic began with back-to-back...

New partnerships provide Exact tests to Scottish residents experiencing fertility problems

We’re delighted to welcome two new Scottish clinics – The Natural Fertility Centre, Edinburgh, and Ninewells Hospital,...

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit”

Alan joined the Examen team in August as an experienced Quality Manager to ensure our Quality Management processes are of the...

Learning the ropes of a science SME

Jasmin’s experience as a placement student with Examen We recently welcomed Jasmin to the team at Examen for a short placement...

Sperm link to failed fertilisation

For couples undergoing fertility treatment, the first hurdle they have to face on their treatment journey, is finding out if...

The 2021 WHO manual includes sperm DNA fragmentation testing in its extended examination list

Examen is delighted to see that the latest WHO manual includes sperm DNA fragmentation testing in its extended examination list....

Sperm DNA damage provides powerful insights to male fertility

You may be surprised – or possibly reassured – to learn that more than a quarter of couples having fertility investigations...

Meet the Examen team: Erica Gardiner

Erica Gardiner, Research Scientist, shares highlights and challenges from her first year in the Examen team. Erica has a PhD in...

Sperm DNA damage – Why good quality sperm are essential to getting pregnant and having a healthy baby

Over the past couple of decades, many clinics and couples across the globe have been using sperm DNA quality as a valuable tool...

Food for male fertility – Tomato and white bean soup

In our final recipe from Melanie Brown, she looks at one of the most important nutrients for male fertility and gives us some...

Food for male fertility – Power breakfast for healthy sperm

People always say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so long as it’s the right kind of breakfast, it...

Food for male fertility – Baked stuffed squash

We’ve teamed up with Melanie Brown Nutrition to bring you some tasty recipe inspiration to boost male fertility. A balanced...

Meet the Examen team: Eileen Regan

What aspect of your work inspires you the most? My previous position was in a large corporate, but start-ups, scale-ups and...

Meet the Examen team: Alastair Sloan

Making a difference with Sperm DNA analysis Having completed my Biology degree, I wanted to gain more laboratory experience in a...

Examen is now ISO 13485:2016 certified

We recently passed our ISO 13485:2016 accreditation! This seal of approval from the BSI shows our quality management system...

Invest NI funds Examen to advance work in male fertility testing

Examen has received two Invest NI Grants for Research and Development, supporting company innovation in services, products and...

Achieving the (baby) miracle

A lovely reminder of why we do what we do Abby and her husband Daniel had experienced two miscarriages before Daniel was...

Meet the women powering through the pandemic and growing Belfast based male fertility business, Examen

To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we focus on the women in our team at Examen who have worked...

Online Fertility 2021 proves to be a huge success!

Understanding the causes of infertility is essential to improving the outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). It was...

Business as usual at Examen

Lockdown and Brexit bring additional challenges but we are open to offer our Exact tests As we once again enter a period of...

Examen Year in Review 2020

What a year! We’ve taken a look back at our year in review and we couldn’t have done it without our amazing team and...

Why are men missed out of miscarriage conversations?

We have heard a lot about miscarriage over the past week since Meghan Markle told us all her sad news. We send our sympathy and...

Sperm DNA fragmentation measured by the Exact® test is a novel biomarker for early pregnancy loss

New study reveals Sperm DNA damage is a key indicator of the likelihood of miscarriage Belfast, UK, 26th October 2020 / A new...

Examen reports a surge in demand for sperm DNA fragmentation tests following Covid-19 pause on services

Eileen Regan joins Examen as Chief Commercial Officer as the company expands to meet the needs of the UK’s top fertility...

Live the new normal and accelerate your fertility journey now

COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to lift, and most clinics are back up and running. It’s time to take the next positive...

5 tips to recalibrate your mind and boost your fertility during the COVID pandemic

Plus 5 important fertility questions to ask your doctor This blog was originally published on Fertility Road. If you’re...

Are you fit for fatherhood?

This blog was originally published on Fertility Road. Society seems to focus exclusively on women preparing themselves for...

Make Every Cycle Count

This blog was originally published on Fertility Road. People often assume that fertility problems lie with the woman, but male...

Examen has received further support from Invest Northern Ireland

Examen has received further support from Invest Northern Ireland under the European Union’s Investment for Growth and Jobs...

Top tips from fertility experts to give your sperm DNA a healthy start this spring

Lifestyle tips that could increase your chances of having a baby from Examen and the Lister Fertility Clinic Spring is the...

Don’t wait until after Christmas to face up to male infertility – The time for finding answers is now!

Whilst Christmas is a time of joy and celebration for most couples, it can be a difficult time for those trying to have a baby....

Examen will share the latest research in male fertility at Fertility 2020, Edinburgh

There are many unanswered questions when it comes to male fertility research. Of couples seeking IVF treatment, the second most...

Let’s talk about sperm

Professor Sheena Lewis shares her expertise in a webinar for The Fertility Network CEO of Examen and expert in male fertility,...

Miscarriage affects men and men affect miscarriage

How understanding your sperm DNA damage can help you take control of your fertility and improve your chances of becoming a dad...

New study demonstrates comet technology for sperm dna analysis improves diagnosis of male infertility and predicts success of IVF and ICSI.

Examen, a world leader in male fertility testing, is pleased to announce the results of its latest study conducted in...

Irish Times: Could artificial sperm mean the end of men?

The Irish Times recently published an article about the future of fertility and Sheena Lewis was approached for comment. Read...

The shame of having poor sperm

Sheena Lewis was interviewed on the BBC News today on the subject of declining Male Fertility. See the article. There is an...

How do men cope after infertility diagnosis

Hundreds of men in the United Kingdom experience fertility problems. Research carried out by Dr Stamatios Karavolos shows that...

The importance of male fertility investigations

The need for more focus on male fertility investigations was outlined in a recent review by our partner urologist Mr Jonathan...

5 things to improve your sperm

Eat well. If you know that your sperm DNA needs improvement, I strongly recommend advice from a nutritional therapist with...

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