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The invention relates to a straw comprising a tube (11) extending between a first end (13) and a second end (14) and comprising a stopper (12) placed in the tube near the first end thereof and extending between a first end (17) facing the first end of the tube, and a second end (20) facing the second end of the tube, said stopper and said tube being configured such that, after a liquid substance (22) has come in contact with the stopper via the second end thereof, the stopper blocks the passage of the liquid substance therethrough and is, by pushing on the first end thereof, slidable into the tube toward the second end thereof. Moreover, the stopper comprises, on the side of the second end of the tube, a barrier pad (16) consisting of hydrophobic threads over the entire cross-section of the tube.


Patent
Imv Technologies | Date: 2017-01-25

The present invention relates to a composition for use in low dose artificial insemination and to a process for artificial insemination of a female mammal using a dose of sperm originating from a male mammal of the same species that is significantly lower than necessary in the absence of the composition. The preferred female mammal is a sow (sus scrofa), and preferably the composition is for use in artificial uterine insemination, and the process for artificial insemination preferably is uterine insemination.


The system comprises a straw and a liquid dilution medium. The straw comprises a tube (11) extending between a first end and a second end and comprises a gas-permeable, liquid-tight plug, said plug being arranged in the tube (11) in the vicinity of the first end of same and extending between a first end turned towards the first end of the tube (11) and a second end turned towards the second end of the tube (11). Said plug comprises an element (14) impregnated with a reagent (22) at least in the vicinity of a first end turned towards the second end of the tube (11). The liquid medium is provided to produce, by mixing, in predefined conditions, the liquid substance (21). The reagent (22) and the medium(27) are configured such that, when the substance (21) comes into contact with the first end of the impregnated element (14), it forms a hydrogel.


The invention relates to a straw comprising a tube (11) extending between a first end (13) and a second end (14) and comprising a stopper (12) placed in the tube near the first end thereof and extending between a first end (17) facing the first end of the tube, and a second end (20) facing the second end of the tube, said stopper and said tube being configured such that, after a liquid substance (22) has come in contact with the stopper via the second end thereof, the stopper blocks the passage of the liquid substance therethrough and is, by pushing on the first end thereof, slidable into the tube toward the second end thereof. Moreover, the stopper comprises, on the side of the second end of the tube, a barrier pad (16) consisting of hydrophobic threads over the entire cross-section of the tube.


The straw comprises a tube (11) extending between a first end and a second end and comprises a gas-permeable, liquid-tight plug, said plug being arranged in the tube (11) in the vicinity of the first end of same and extending between a first end turned towards the first end of the tube (11) and a second end turned towards the second end of the tube (11). Said plug comprises an element (14) impregnated with multivalent cations (22) at least in the vicinity of a first end turned towards the second end of the tube (11). The system comprises the straw and a liquid medium provided to produce, by mixing, in predefined conditions, the liquid substance (21). The medium contains an alginate (23) in solution.


The container straw comprises a tube (11) and a stopper (12) that is permeable to gasses and impermeable to liquids, in which stopper (12) is arranged in the tube (11) near one end (16), characterized in that it comprises an indicator component (20) configured to emit, at least when the container straw (10) is full, light the spectrum of which contains at least one spike having a peak of predetermined wavelength. The assembly comprises the container straw (10) and a container straw recognition device (26).


The invention relates to a straw comprising a tube (11) and a gas-permeable and liquid-tight stopper (12), said stopper (12) being arranged in the tube (11), close to an end (16). The invention is characterised in that the stopper (12) comprises an indicator component (20) having a first pre-determined colour in the absence of previous contact with said substance (21) and a second pre-determined colour, of a different shade from that of the first colour, once it has been in contact with said substance (21). The assembly comprises the straw (10) and a device (26) for controlling the filling of the straw.


The invention concerns a system for collecting animal semen, comprising a container (3) configured to be mounted on an end (9) of an artificial vagina (2), having an internal space (15) configured to receive said semen and configured to comprise a first dilution extender (5) before receiving said semen, and said system (1) comprises a collecting device (4) configured to be at least partially inserted into said container and to be fastened to said vagina, and being interposed between said vagina and said container, said collecting device comprising a flow channel (23) for said semen extending within said internal space of said container and a discharge aperture (26) for said semen open to said internal space; and said system is configured to prevent, at least for the most part, said first dilution extender from passing in said flow channel of said collecting device.


The straw comprises a tube (11) having a swelling plug (15) provided with a fibrous support agent and a swelling agent combined with the support agent and configured, at least close to a second end (18) of the swelling plug, after a liquid-based substance has come up against its second end, to be in a state of swelling constrained by said tube such that if a first part (26) of the swelling plug of length comprised between 2 mm and 3 mm starting from its second end has come out of the tube via a second end (14) of the tube, whereas a second part of the swelling plug remains in the tube, the first part of the swelling plug becomes decompacted and expands with the second end of the swelling plug which assumes a diameter (d) at least equal to one and a half times the inner diameter of the tube.


The sheath (30) comprises a tube (31) and an end piece (32) that comprises a foot (33) introduced into an end portion of the tube (31), and a head (34) arranged in the extension of the tube (31). The foot (33) comprises, on the outer surface (40) thereof, a plurality of annular ribs (41-44) facing the inner surface (45) of the tube (31). The head (34) comprises a shoulder (38) facing the section (39) of the tube (31), projecting over the root of the foot (33). The end piece (32) and the tube (31) are attached to the periphery of at least one of said annular ribs exclusively by intrinsic welding. The method comprises the step of carrying out a peripheral tightening of the outer surface (37) of the tube on a level with the ribs (41 -44), and the step of applying a sonotrode to the outer surface (35-36) of the head (34).

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