Sandia scientists create fertility test for men

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two former Sandia National Laboratories scientists say they have come up with a take-home fertility test for men.

The Albuquerque Journal reported ( Friday that researchers Greg Sommer and Ulrich Schaff have created a portable test kit for gauging a man's sperm quality that could be available to consumers as early as 2015.

Sommer says the device allows men to test and track their fertility from the comfort and privacy of their own homes.

The scientists say the test would give results within a few minutes.

Both men licensed technology they helped create for detecting toxins in emergency first responders and applied it to the idea of a fertility test.

They say the test kit would sell to consumers through established medical companies.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal,

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