Spermbot could help solve male infertility – Headline Science

One of the main causes of infertility is low sperm motility. Sperm that are healthy, but can’t swim. Now a team of scientists has developed a possible solution: the Spermbot.

Oliver Schmidt, Ph.D. and his team at the IFW in Dresden, Germany built a tiny metal helix controlled by a rotating magnetic field. The Spermbot can wrap around a sperm and drive it into an egg, leading to possible fertilization.

The research appears in the ACS journal Nano Letters.

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Oliver Schmidt, Ph.D. – IFW Dresden