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    Our scientific research

    As the world’s leading sperm- and egg bank, we want to take part in and support innovation and scientific development regarding human reproduction. This ambition is being carried out in the form of ongoing studies and scientific research that we share with you on this page.


    Being a key player in the field of ART, we feel that it is our responsibility to support innovation and scientific development. Improving people’s access to ART worldwide, establishing clear legal framework, governing parental rights, and increasing the awareness of the importance of having children at an earlier stage are all areas with great importance to Cryos. We tend to these areas of importance through, for example, the Cryos Symposium and through scientific research. Further down, you will find the latest studies that Cryos has conducted or taken part in conducting.

    Read more about the mission, vision, and values of Cryos.

    A Cryos employee looking at sperm cells in a microscope

    External Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC)

    In our quest to enhance human reproduction, Cryos International has gathered a selection of experts in an External Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC). The committee consists of four experts within different scientific areas of human reproduction. In addition, the CEO as well as the Scientific Director of Cryos International take part in the meetings and work of the committee.

    “Cryos expects that the committee (ESAC) will contribute to making it possible for more people to have their dream of a child come true in particular by conducting landmarking research within areas related to third party reproductive treatment.”

    Anne-Bine Skytte
    Scientific Director at Cryos International, Registered Specialist in Clinical Genetics, and ESAC member

    Latest scientific research studies

    Browse the list of scientific research studies below. Each study is summarized as a layman summary and contains a link to the full study. The list will be updated as new scientific studies are carried out and published.

    Cryos lab worker examining donor sperm

    “The use of expanded carrier screening of gamete donors” – with focus on the role of Cryos and future perspectives on Genetic Matching of gamete donors

    In 2021, Cryos implemented the use of expanded carrier screening to better detect recessive genes among donors and to increase size of the donor group.

    Read the summary

    Cryos lab worker examining donor sperm

    “The use of expanded carrier screening of gamete donors” – with focus on the role of Cryos and future perspectives on Genetic Matching of gamete donors

    In 2021, Cryos implemented the use of expanded carrier screening to better detect recessive genes among donors and to increase size of the donor group.

    Read the summary

    Cryos nurse talking to a sperm donor

    “Attitudes of sperm donors in Denmark and the United States towards offspring, anonymity, and extended genetic screening”

    In 2021, Cryos carried out a study – the first of its kind – comparing the opinions of ID Release and Non-ID Release Donors on several different topics.

    Read the summary

     

    Cryos nurse talking to a sperm donor

    “Attitudes of sperm donors in Denmark and the United States towards offspring, anonymity, and extended genetic screening”

    In 2021, Cryos carried out a study – the first of its kind – comparing the opinions of ID Release and Non-ID Release Donors on several different topics.

    Read the summary

     

    Cryos scientist looking at sperm in a microscope

    “A cohort study of men infected with COVID-19 for presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in their semen”

    In 2020, during the pandemic, Cryos investigated if COVID-19 virus can be passed on between sexual partners. Reassuringly, the Cryos study shows that the infection cannot be transmitted through semen.

    Read the summary

    Cryos scientist looking at sperm in a microscope

    “A cohort study of men infected with COVID-19 for presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in their semen”

    In 2020, during the pandemic, Cryos investigated if COVID-19 virus can be passed on between sexual partners. Reassuringly, the Cryos study shows that the infection cannot be transmitted through semen.

    Read the summary