Sperm Sorting for Infertility

Center for Reproductive Medicine- Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
Targeting 2 different conditionsSperm SortingN/ARecruitingLed by Gianpiero Palermo, MD, PhDResearch Sponsored by Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Study Summary

This trial is testing a new way to pick gender-specific sperm for in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination.

Eligible Conditions
  • Infertility
  • In Vitro Fertilization

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You are a couple seeking to have a baby of a specific gender through IVF or insemination for non-medical reasons.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~8 years
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 8 years for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Rate of embryos of the desired gender in couples
Rate of gender bearing spermatozoa after 4-layer density gradient
Rate of offspring of the desired gender in couples

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Sperm sortingExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Selection of gender specific spermatozoa using a multilayer density gradient

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityLead Sponsor
1,025 Previous Clinical Trials
1,317,616 Total Patients Enrolled
24 Trials studying Infertility
6,671 Patients Enrolled for Infertility
Gianpiero Palermo, MD, PhDPrincipal Investigator
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
1 Previous Clinical Trials
1,200 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Infertility
1,200 Patients Enrolled for Infertility

Media Library

Sperm Sorting (Other) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05500573 — N/A
Infertility Research Study Groups: Sperm sorting
Infertility Clinical Trial 2023: Sperm Sorting Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05500573 — N/A
Sperm Sorting (Other) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05500573 — N/A
Infertility Patient Testimony for trial: Trial Name: NCT05500573 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

To whom is this research open for enrollment?

"Acceptance to this medical trial necessitates that participants are dealing with infertility and in the age range of 18 - 89. Upwards of 2000 patients need to be enrolled before the clinical investigation can commence."

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What is the magnitude of participants for this research study?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov indicates that the study was announced on November 6th 2013 and is still actively enrolling participants as of August 11th 2022. To date, 2000 patients have been accepted from a single medical site for this trial."

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Is eligibility for this trial restricted to individuals under 30 years of age?

"Conforming to this clinical trial's selection criteria, the minimum age for enrolment is 18 years old and maximum permissible age is 89."

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Are there still available slots in this clinical experiment?

"Per the information on clinicaltrials.gov, this investigation is recruiting patients at this time. The initial posting of the trial was made November 6th 2013 and its latest update occurred August 11th 2022."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
North Carolina
New York
How old are they?
18 - 65
What site did they apply to?
Center for Reproductive Medicine- Weill Cornell Medicine
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

No pregnancy in over a year. I’ve tried three cycles of chlomid. Still not pregnant.
Seeking to have another child preferably a boy since we already have a daughter.
I have tried Letrozole. I ovulate successfully but haven't been able to get pregnant.
My husband and I are wanting a baby but my tube is blocked and I keep having ectopics.

What questions have other patients asked about this trial?

How long do screening visits take? Where is the IVF conducted? What is the cost? What is the support offered?
~372 spots leftby Dec 2025