Professor Bjørn Skålhegg talks about male contraceptive technology
Spermatech AS and partner Norsvin R&D project: SpermAct: A Novel boar sperm activator for improved pork production, supported by Norges Forskningsråd and FOrskningsmidlene for jordbruk og matindustri, proceeds according to schedule. Spermatech AS is currently testing prototypes of chemically optimized activator solutions, developed together with CRO ARAGEN Life Sciences. We aim to introduce an optimized […]
Spermatech AS opens dialogue with International CRO Aragen Life Sciences, to aid in the challenges of the chemical dispositions of our sperm cell activator. We expect to make progress in this area within the next 6-9 months.
The project “SpermAct: a novel boar sperm cell activator for improved pork production” is initiated, running for three years to the end of April 2024. We have now teamed up with the “Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering” of NTNU Gjøvik, to help us develop and device hardware for the administration of SpermAct.
Spermatech has renewed the collaboration with Norsvin to prepare for field trial studies using our promising sperm activator. Spermatech AS has also entered an activator administration and delivery development program with NTNU at Gjøvik.
Based on the positive result discoveries concluding field trial in the fall of 2020, Spermatech AS together with partner Norsvin R&D is awarded a new R&D project launching in May 2021. The project aims to further enhance our sperm activator’s (SpermAct) abilities and effect by improved chemical properties, as well as developing a new administration […]
The last group of sows in our field-trial were inseminated in ultimo January. Thanks to both Stampen purkering and Næra purkering for the extra efforts. Our partner Norsvin R&D is now in the process of collecting farrowing data and rates from all the different groups that were inseminated during the trial. We are happy to […]
Spermatech AS has together with Norsvin entered into a large-scale field-trial with our boar sperm activator. The first inseminations were performed in October 2019, at Stampen purkering in Ørje, and Næra purkering in Næra, Brøttum. 400+ sows will be included in the study, as we aim to demonstrate that our activator can increase the number […]
Spermatech has filed a patent on their inhibitors for application as a male contraceptive.
Spermatech together with Norsvin has developed a sperm activator to improve boar fertility. The selected activator will be used for artificial insemination.