Emgenisys improves pregnancies in livestock
The EmGenisys company is working with livestock to advance pregnancies. Through its efforts with veterinarians, it is helping professionals to evaluate and select the most promising embryos to improve the results of in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Prior to this program, all embryo evaluation for livestock was subjective and based on visual analysis. Through this method, 20% of embryos that have no chance of resulting in pregnancy are not identified. This is a $1.5 billion dollar problem for the United States beef and dairy industry.
This new technology, which uses Software as a Service (Saas), requires only a fraction of the cost and the time of other solutions. It is implemented through mobile phones. Veterinarians simply record 30 second videos using the camera built into a smart phone. Through the videos, veterinarians are able to see hidden celllular activity. The videos are then uploaded to a web-based program and the EmGenisys technology analyzes the video to determine which embryos are developing well.
It is estimated that the need for meat, milk, and eggs could rise as much as 76% by 2050. This effort could help improve the growth of the livestock industry.
EmGenisys was awarded $50,000 through the Luminate NY accelerator at NextCorps. It is through this program that the company is learning how to increase the commercialization of their technology. For more information, go to EmGenisys.