Controlling the way that sperm swim may be the key to new male contraceptives. Researchers at University of California, San Francisco have discovered the chemical change that can start sperm swimming.
By adjusting the level of anandamine, a naturally occurring chemical, the timing and speed for swimming sperm may be controllable. If scientists can come up with the right chemical combo, one that isn’t toxic to other bits of human function, they may be able to prevent sperm from penetrating eggs and they may be able to help sluggish sperm get their mojos working.
How Sperm Swim May Lead to Birth Control Pills for Men
1. Controllable Sperm Movement - Controlling the way sperm swim may lead to disruptive innovation in male contraceptives.
2. Chemical Adjustments for Contraception - Developing the right chemical combo to control sperm movement may create disruptive innovation in male birth control pills.
3. Enhancing Sperm Function - Finding ways to help sluggish sperm get their mojos working may be a disruptive innovation opportunity for male contraceptives.
1. Pharmaceuticals - The pharmaceutical industry can explore new solutions for male contraceptives by developing innovative drugs based on controlling sperm movement.
2. Biotechnology - The biotechnology industry can leverage advancements in chemical manipulation to create disruptive innovations in male contraception solutions.
3. Reproductive Health - The reproductive health industry can tap into new opportunities by offering innovative male contraceptive methods based on controlling sperm function.