January 1, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 1)
The Arctic™ Sperm Cryopreservation Medium is formulated to improve the post-thaw performance of frozen sperm samples and reduce the cost of sperm cryopreservation. This medium has an enriched formula, high in glycerol, that provides effective cryopreservation at a low 3:1 ratio of semen to medium—minimizing dilution of poor-quality samples compared to most commercial sperm cryopreservation media that require a 1:1 ratio. Arctic Sperm Cryopreservation Medium uses a dual-buffer system of HEPES and MOPS that maintains a stable environment while on the benchtop. These benefits result in the improved post-thaw performance of sperm. Arctic Sperm Cryopreservation Medium requires 60% less medium per application, resulting in significant savings. It also increases the amount of semen stored per cryovial or straw to aid in reducing storage costs.