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The birth of the first children from pregnancy with the help of a “sperm robot”

The first two babies were born with the help of a robot that injected sperm into the eggs during IVF, a cutting-edge technique that could reduce the cost of assisted reproductive procedures.

According to MIT Technology Review, engineers at the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City used a robotic needle to insert sperm cells into eggs, resulting in two healthy fetuses and ultimately two daughters.

According to the report, the fertility boom involved using a remote-controlled needle and camera to puncture an egg in a petri dish; this could eliminate the need for highly paid embryologists.

The Spanish startup has developed a sperm injection robot that can be controlled with a PlayStation 5 controller, and the team has successfully used it to fertilize human eggs. One of the engineers who worked on the world’s first insemination robot had no experience in fertility medicine, which requires PlayStation 5 console certification.

Using the console, the engineer manipulates a small, automatic needle to insert sperm cells into human eggs.

According to experts, although engineers still have to manually load sperm cells into injection needles, the technology is a gradual step towards fully automating the process.

Santiago Mooney, chief geneticist for Overture Life, a Spanish company that developed sperm robots, said the technology could one day eliminate the need for patients to visit a fertility clinic, and that an attempt to get pregnant can cost $20,000 in the United States.

Mooney believes that the fertilization process could one day happen automatically and be performed by a gynecologist, but he did not explain how multiple eggs could be retrieved and retrieved at this stage.

Overture Life has applied for a patent that describes an IVF lab “bio-chip” with hidden reservoirs containing growth fluids and tiny channels for sperm to swim through.

It is worth noting that approximately 500,000 babies are born worldwide each year through IVF, but most people who need help conceiving cannot pay for the procedure or obtain fertility drugs.

Some fertility experts suspect that the robots will cut costs, because they do not address the problem of aging eggs, one of the main reasons why fertility treatments fail.

In the case of the first babies born with a sperm robot, MIT Technology Review reported that eggs from a donor were given to patients free of charge and placed in the mother’s womb after high-tech insemination.

As a result, many fertility experts agree that the use of IVF robots in the future is inevitable.

Source: New York Post

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