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Breaking Bad: Insights Into Sperm DNA Fragmentation

What is sperm DNA fragmentation? DNA fragmentation is the separation or breaking of DNA strands into pieces. Sperm DNA fragmentation occurs when DNA inside the sperm head is damaged and the strands become broken or fragmented. This matter because sperm DNA provides 50% of the makeup of your baby. Men with a high proportion of… Read more »

Examen Welcomes New Lab Director

Following the retirement of our eminent Founder and CEO, Professor Sheena Lewis PhD FRSB, Examen is delighted to welcome Professor Tara Moore, a Professor of Personalised Medicine who joins us as Lab Director with Dr Ashok Songra as acting CEO.   Hailing from Northern Ireland, Professor Moore is world renowned in genetic medical research in… Read more »

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

Alan Barclay, Quality Manager

Alan joined the Examen team in August as an experienced Quality Manager to ensure our Quality Management processes are of the highest level and meet with industry standards. Here Alan discusses why quality management is so important in diagnostic testing and how it helps Examen deliver accurate and reliable results to fertility experts and patients…. Read more »

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 their sperm have fertilised their eggs. The long-awaited phone call  comes with intense anxiety as it could bring an early end to their hopes of having a baby, and sadly, the outcome of this first… Read more »

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 are told that neither of them has any detectable problems[1], or maybe you are disappointed. We are too. This is frustrating for both the fertility expert and the couples trying desperately to have a… Read more »

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 great to hear from some of the world’s leading fertility experts on their latest research into the causes and treatments of infertility at Fertility 2021. Our first large national, virtual fertility conference proved to be a huge… Read more »

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 lockdown, we’d like to reassure all our partner clinics that we are open as usual. We have put the necessary measures in place in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of… Read more »

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 Programme. The project will be implemented over the next two years, performing research and development activities aimed at developing new products aligned with market demand to expand the customer base outside Northern Ireland. Sheena Lewis, CEO of… Read more »

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 common reason is ‘unexplained’ fertility, accounting for 32% of cases1. There is clearly still significant research to be done and it is ever more important for fertility experts to come together and share the latest… Read more »