PICSI is a method of sperm selection which is in addition to ICSI. It imitates the natural linkage of mature sperms on the cell layer surrounding the egg.

PICSI helps embryologists in sperm selection. It is based on research documenting that mature and structurally sound sperm will bind to hyaluronan, and is a reliable alternative to more expensive DNA integrity assays.

PICSI indication

  • Extremely low sperm count or morphology
  • Previously low number of fertilised eggs or not fertilised after ICSI
  • Repeated miscarriage and/or repeated embryo transfer without implantation