About Us

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At Mariposa we have developed, validated and patented a computer controlled, multi-channel, micro-fluidic device that provides highly specific control of osmolality, temperature and cycle time.  By systematically controlling cryopreservation solutions, we can eliminate osmotic shock, reduce embryo handling and increase overall survival.

Initially developed and validated for the human IVF laboratories, the system is designed to systematically merge cryoprotective agents in a highly accurate and repeatable manner for the cryopreservation and/or reanimation of embryo, blastocysts and oocytes.


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We are now focused on the optimizing the system for use in the large animal industry providing a transferable process for Artificial Insemination (AI).  The Mariposa system provides a platform for mass producing embryos of a specific genetic traits to producers globally.

The system includes an Automated Processing Instrument (API), Straw / Embryo Holders and Manifold Systems


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The Mariposa System is designed to:

  • Eliminate osmotic shock
  • Reduce embryo handling
  • Improve overall survival
  • Can be used for slow freeze or vitrification solutions
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Our Technology

Mariposa has developed a system and associated devices designed to minimize osmotic shock, reduce handling, and provide for repeatable results regardless of operator or location.

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The system can process single embryos, a series of single embryos or multiple embryos per straw.

Multiple straws can also be processed at the same time.

Our technology consists of three specific elements, the Automated Processing Instrument, Embryo Holders (straws), and Manifolds.


 The Automated Processing Instrument (API)

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The API is a programmable, computer controlled, multi-channel, micro-fluidic device that provides highly specific control of osmolality, temperature and cycle time.


Embryo Holders (Straws).

Patented straw and filter designs allow continuous flow of cryoprotectant solutions around the embryo, oocyte or blastocysts.

The filters are also designed for providing a constant flow of culture media during incubation by constantly removing contaminated media and providing fresh solution throughout the culture process.


Mariposa fluid mixing manifold

Multi-arm solution-supply manifolds provide for delivery of the processing solutions or culture media.



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Contact Us

We can be reached at the following:


Mariposa Biotechnology Inc.

1235 Puerta Del Sol #700

San Clemente, CA 92672



For business inquiries:

Carl Swindle

VP Business Development


Tel: 888-721-1117 X201

Mobile: 949-422-4903


For general information:

Mike Jones

General Manager


Tel: 888-721-1117 X102

Mobile: 949-370-3152


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