US Patent Number
A method for separating male and female determining spermatozoa includes the initial step of exposing freshly ejaculated spermatozoa in a substantially protein free diluent to an excess concentration of a monoclonal antibody directed against H-Y antigen that binds substantially exclusively with male determining spermatozoa. The method continues with the suspending of the exposed spermatozoa together with a conjugate of (1) an immunoglobulin G antibody that binds substantially exclusively to the monoclonal antibody and (2) an immunoabsorbant substrate in a substantially protein free diluent. This forms a conjugate/spermatozoa preparation. The method concludes with the recovering of the separated male and female determining spermatozoa.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Zavos, Panayiotis M. and Dawson, Karl A., "Method for X and Y Spermatozoa Separation" (1991). Animal and Food Sciences Faculty Patents. Paper 10.