For immediate release: ART Compass — The world’s first mobile IVF laboratory information management system (LIMS) powered by artificial intelligence, announced today that it is partnering with the World Health Organization to deliver educational content for Andrology competency assessments using high definition images from the planned 6th Edition Laboratory manual for the examination and processing of human semen.
“We are thrilled to be bringing our users high definition, high quality andrology images from the World Health Organization’s 6th Edition. Semen analysis is of paramount importance to study potential male fertility and a couple’s infertility. It is was very important for us to deliver educational and competency assessment content in Andrology from the world’s foremost authority.” ART Compass Founder, Dr. Carol Lynn Curchoe says.
“2/3RDS OF IVF CLINICS ARE STILL USING A PAPER REPORTING SYSTEM.
THERE IS NO INDUSTRY-STANDARD QUALITY CONTROL. HOW CAN PATIENTS AND CLINICS BE CONFIDENT IN THEIR RESULTS?“
The IVF industry has a CAGR of 10.2%, resulting in a technology explosion, but a major lag in Quality Control Infrastructure; despite having the highest levels of documentation and reporting required for local, state, and national compliance, of any medical field. These failures cost the industry millions annually, but most important, destroy the dreams of couples desperate to make a family. ART Compass is the world’s first industry QA/QC platform powered by artificial intelligence that puts physicians, administrators, and lab staff on the “same page” as their patients. ART Compass documents IVF staff’s clinical decision making streamlines reporting, automates data analysis, and makes critical information available to all stakeholders.
The sixth edition of the WHO manual will update information provided in the fifth edition on sperm preparation for clinical use or specialized assays and on cyropreservation, quality control in the semen analysis laboratory and evidence-based reference ranges and reference limits for various semen characteristics. The methods described are intended to improve the quality of semen analysis and the comparability of results from different laboratories.
Semen analysis may be useful in both clinical and research settings, for investigating male fertility status as well as monitoring spermatogenesis during and following male fertility regulation and other interventions. This manual provides updated, standardized, evidence-based procedures and recommendations for laboratory managers, scientists and technicians to follow in examining human semen in a clinical or research setting. Detailed protocols for routine, optional and research tests are elaborated.