Optimizing Canine Reproduction     |     11.7.2013

The research staff at MOFA regularly contribute to scientific journals all over the world. For an in-depth look at this recent article highlighting the optimization of artificial insemination and breeding management, click the link below!

Optimizing Canine Reproduction: Artificial Insemination and Breeding Management
TECHNEWS Fall 2013 - VOLUME 37 ISSUE 1 – Journal published by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians.


Cutting edge Amnis quantitative flow-imaging system     |     2.5.2013


MOFA started 2013 with an important addition to its state of the art laboratory at the International Center of Biotechnology (ICB). With the goal of always making the difference and bringing the latest technologies to its customers, MOFA decided to invest $400,000 in the Amnis ImageStreamX quantitative flow-imaging system. The ImageStreamX system combines the speed, statistical power, and fluorescence sensitivity of flow cytometry with the functional insights of high resolution microscopy opening the way for the the most insightful cell analysis possible. This new advanced technology associates cell sorting with cell imaging at a rate of 10,000 images per second!

According to Dr. John Verstegen, VP of Research and Development, “This new equipment will greatly enhance our research and commercial service activities. Using the Amnis system will allow us to provide our customer with more detailed and meaningful results about their semen samples. The Amnis system will combine the discrimination power of flow cytometry with concomitant cell identification allowing to perform on the same sample both functional and morphological identification. Examples of information that can be provided on sperm cells include: co-localization of membrane proteins and morphological evaluation, cell viability status and DNA integrity or simultaneous identification of membrane receptors associated with fertility, mitochondrial activity and morphology including significant details (60x magnification) of tail, head size and shape. Adding these to our Sperm Certification program will bring second to none value to our customers by allowing them to analyze semen in ways that were not available before. The new information will further improve our ability to advise and assist our clients in their semen processing and genetic selection pushing semen characterization significant steps ahead of what is currently available."

This new technology will, beside this significant addition to our semen certification and cell characterization programs, be used as an advanced research tool in our andrology, cell biology and embryology programs.

This latest investment consolidates our research and development leadership position and further differentiates us from our competitors in terms of superior products and services delivered to our customers. Our ICB team is extremely excited to put the new equipment to work and provide you the most advanced cell analysis reports. For further detail and information on how you can take advantage of this opportunity please contact us at usa@mofaglobal.com.

Examples of Amnis reports