SPZ Lab and the founders

SPZ Lab was founded in 2006 after several scientific studies in humans and various other species had all shown a clear connection between sperm DNA integrity and fertility.
The purpose of SPZ Lab is to contribute to the latest research in the treatment of involuntary childlessness.
SPZ is an abbreviation of the Latin word ’spermatozoa’, which means sperm cells.

Preben Christensen, Ph.D., Co-Founder

Preben Christensen is the CEO and has been a researcher in the field of sperm quality since 1992. He acquired his Ph.D. in 1995. The subject of his Ph.D. was sperm quality and the damage that occurs in sperm cells in connection with freezing and thawing (cryopreservation).

He worked from 1995 to 2006 on a long series of projects concerned with developing new methods of examining sperm quality. This work included flow cytometry and quality control. The methods were tested in several large fertility trials. He has been researching the integrity of sperm DNA since 2001.

Anders Birck, Ph.D., Co-Founder

Anders Birck has done research into the fertilising ability of sperm cells. The research was carried out with the help of flow cytometry and the methods developed were tested in large fertility trials. In 2007, Anders received a Ph.D. for his work in this field. Anders was one of the co-founders of SPZ Lab in 2006, and today takes an active role on the board.