ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aytu BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: AYTU), a specialty life sciences company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology, today announced that it presented six posters demonstrating the clinical potential of MiOXSYS®, the company's rapid in vitro diagnostic system for the qualitative measurement of static oxidation-reduction potential (sORP) in human semen, to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of infertility in males.
Josh Disbrow, Chief Executive Officer of Aytu BioScience, Inc., stated, "These studies demonstrate the robustness of our MiOXSYS System as a stable and accurate measure of oxidative stress, that can be standardized globally within clinical andrology and IVF laboratories to aid in the assessment of male infertility. MiOXSYS represents an easily accessible, rapid, in-office diagnostic option to measure oxidative stress in semen. Identifying high levels of oxidative stress can help rule in the cause of poor semen quality and lead to intervention strategies associated with the improvement of semen quality and male fertility. Aytu has been committed to conducting research in male infertility with leading centers around the world to continue to validate the ability of MiOXSYS to address this area of high clinical need."
The posters are as follows:
Title: MULTI-CENTER EVALUATION OF OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIAL ASSAY IN THE INFERTILE MALE Poster Number: P-553 Session: Male Factor Presenter: Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., Director of the Andrology Center and Director of the American Center for Reproductive Medicine under the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Conclusion: ORP levels can serve as an adjunct to routine semen analysis in men undergoing infertility evaluation. A reference value of 1.34mV/106 sperm/mL for ORP provided the greatest predictability when distinguishing abnormal from normal semen quality among the 1,644 patients undergoing infertility evaluation. Abnormal ORP levels will be especially useful in pinpointing the altered functional status of the sperm in patients with idiopathic male infertility and thereby directing those men toward accurate therapeutic management
Title: OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIAL: A RELIABLE AND REPRODUCIBLE METHOD Poster Number: P-552 Session: Oxidative Stress Presenter: Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., Director of the Andrology Center and Director of the American Center for Reproductive Medicine under the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Conclusion: The measurements for ORP among infertile men were consistent between centers in the USA and Qatar and with previous studies conducted by our group. ORP remains stable even with measurable differences in other sperm parameters, and it therefore can be used in addition to semen analysis to confirm poor semen quality or as a possible independent diagnostic tool for assessing infertility. Overall, ORP is a reliable method of measuring OS and can be used by laboratories worldwide as a standard part of assessing semen quality.
Title: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SEMINAL OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIAL AND SPERM DNA FRAGMENTATION IN INFERTILE MEN Poster Number: P-550 Session: Oxidative Stress Presenter: Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., Director of the Andrology Center and Director of the American Center for Reproductive Medicine under the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Conclusion: Correlation of ORP levels with SDF confirms the causal relationship between the oxidative stress (OS) and sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF.) ORP could be used as a surrogate marker for SDF in clinics which lack access to highly complex sperm function testing due to the expense or need for highly trained laboratory personnel.
Title: HIGH SEMINAL OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIAL IN CRYOPRESERVED SEMEN FROM INFERTILE MEN IS A MARKER OF POOR POST-THAW SPERM QUALITY Poster Number: P-554 Session: Sperm Biology Presenter: Ramadan Saleh, M.D Ph.D., University of Sohag, Sohag, Egypt Conclusion: Sperm cryopreservation in infertile men was associated with high seminal ORP, low sperm motility and reduced cryopreserved sperm rates (CSR). Sperm cryodamage is related to high seminal ORP generated during freeze-thaw process. Future efforts should be directed towards reduction in oxidant production to improve sperm recovery following cryopreservation.
Title: OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIAL: A NEW SURROGATE MARKER OF OXIDATIVE STRESS AND SPERM QUALITY Poster Number: P-082 Session: Male Reproduction and Urology Presenter:Rakesh Sharma, Ph.D., American Center for Reproductive Medicine under the lickman Urological & Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Conclusion: There is a direct relationship between poor semen quality and high oxidation-reduction potential (ORP). The ORP levels can serve not only as an accurate measure of oxidative stress but has the potential to increase the reliability of routine semen analysis in the prediction of sperm quality.
Title: VARICOCELE-INDUCED MALE INFERTILITY - A MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE: Poster Number: P-533 Session: Male Reproduction and Urology Presenter:Luna Samanta, Department of Zoology, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India Conclusion: Impaired mitochondrial function in infertile males with varicocele leads to oxidative stress (OS) and sperm dysfunction. Reduction in cAMP levels due to declining ATP synthesis results in dysregulated protein kinase initiating a vicious cycle by impairing mitochondrial activity. Therefore, along with conventional management, therapy targeted towards the mitochondria may improve the treatment outcome in infertile men with varicocele.
About Aytu BioScience, Inc.
Aytu BioScience is a commercial-stage specialty life sciences company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology, with a focus on products addressing vitality, sexual wellness, and reproductive health. The Company currently markets two prescription products in the U.S.: Natesto®, the first and only FDA-approved nasal formulation of testosterone for men with hypogonadism (low testosterone, or "Low T") and ProstaScint® (capromab pendetide), the only FDA-approved imaging agent specific to prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) for prostate cancer detection and staging. Additionally, Aytu is developing MiOXSYS®, a novel, rapid semen analysis system with the potential to become a standard of care for the diagnosis and management of male infertility caused by oxidative stress. MiOXSYS® is commercialized outside the U.S. where it is a CE Marked, Health Canada cleared product, and Aytu is planning U.S.-based clinical trials in pursuit of 510k medical device clearance by the FDA. Aytu's strategy is to continue building its portfolio of revenue-generating products, leveraging its focused commercial team and expertise to build leading brands within growing markets. For more information visit aytubio.com. Aytu also now owns wholly-owned subsidiary Aytu Women's Health (formerly Nuelle, Inc.), a personal health and wellness company focused on women's sexual wellbeing and intimacy. Aytu Women's Health markets Fiera, a personal care device for women that is scientifically proven to enhance physical arousal and sexual desire. Fiera is a consumer device and is not intended to treat, mitigate, or cure any disease or medical condition. For more information about the Fiera personal care device visit fiera.com.
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