Funding for this research was provided by:
Lille University Hospital
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Received: 27 April 2018
Accepted: 4 July 2018
First Online: 3 September 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Human ejaculates were obtained (following the provision of written, informed consent) from the Assisted Reproduction Unit at Lille University Medical Center (Lille, France). All the donors (age range: 30–37) had consented to use of the ejaculates for research purposes. Furthermore, the study protocol was approved by the local investigational review board (Comité de Protection des Personnes Nord Ouest IV, Lille, France; reference HP 16/53). The study was conducted in accordance with Lille University Medical Center’s regulations on clinical research.
: Not applicable.
: BL, MV and SN are co-founders of SPQI, a spin-off company involved in biomarker research in male infertility. JF, SJ, SN and MV are cited as inventors on a patent application (Patent EP13306212.5).
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