Funding for this research was provided by:
University of Lausanne
Received: 10 February 2022
Accepted: 21 June 2022
First Online: 30 June 2022
: All samples used in this study were provided by informed donors, who voluntarily participated in the experimental protocol described and agreed to the publication of the results. The approval from the Swiss ethical committee was not required for the abovementioned study as it represents a validation study rather than a research project, and as such does not require ethical approval regarding local laws. Moreover, no individual information regarding health, genetic information, or donor-specific data was considered during this experimental setup. No further analyses, than those cited in the present paper, were performed using the DNA extracts obtained from the different experiments described. The presented results cannot identify the different donors.
: A patent (WO2015189208A1, EP2955521A1) for the magnetic separation is held by Frédéric Grosjean and Vincent Castella (current assignee: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)). Milteniy Biotec has a patent license contract for the production and distribution of the commercial product (MACSprep™ Forensic Sperm MicroBead Kit, human).