Product Information

Product Information for Healthcare Providers

The Conceptacle®

The Conceptacle consists of a silicone condom-like sheath with an HSSA tested silicone cervical cap resting within the reservoir. The Conceptacle is used to collect the semen during intercourse but can alternatively be used with donor sperm. The cervical cap is removed from the sheath and placed into the applicator for ease of placing at the opening of the cervix.

The Applicator

The Applicator cradles and compresses the cervical cap for ease of tracking through the vagina to the opening of the cervix. There are three activation buttons on the applicator that the patient will engage with to use the product. The cervical cap is cradled and compressed with the Plunger Tab (Button 1). Once the device is placed into the vaginal tract by the user, the semen is pushed from the reservoir tip towards the mouth of the cap with the Plunger Release Button (Button 2). The cap is released from the device using the Cap Release Button (Button 3).

Button 1 – Plunger Tab (seals the cervical cap)
Button 2 – Plunger Release (opens the cervical cap)
Button 3 – Cap Release (releases the cervical cap, attaching a tampon-like pull chord)

Pricing
  • 1 single-use device = $129.95
  • The Stork® Bundle Pack (3 individually packaged devices) = $349.95
Cost-Comparison Table

Below you will find a cost comparison of The Stork® and other common fertility treatments (note – all figures are approximations current at time of publishing). When broken down per attempt, The Stork® is more cost effective than other more invasive procedures.

ApproachCost/Attempt
The Stork®$116.65– 129.95 ¹
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)*$2,000.00 ²
Invitro Fertilization (IVF)*$9,000.00 ³

It is important to look at the efficacy of any approach and/or product. The below table provides a guideline of published success rates per approach.

ApproachSuccess Rates
Cervical Cap InseminationUp to 20% 4 5
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)*20% 7
Invitro Fertilization (IVF)*16% 7

The Stork® is intended as an aid in conception and does not guarantee pregnancy.

It is recommended that all patients consult their healthcare provider if they have any questions concerning The Stork® as an aid in conception. If you are a healthcare provider and have any questions regarding use of The Stork® please contact Biccari Holdings P/L, we would be happy to hear from you at:

Biccari Holdings P/L
13/8 Selkirk Drive
Noosaville QLD 4566

(07) 5470 2708
[email protected]

  1. The individual cost per device if purchased in The Stork® Bundle Pack (3 Pack). Pricing correct as at 1 July 2015.
  2. IVF Australia, Treatment Costs. http://ivf.com.au/ivf-fees/ivf-costs. Last accessed: May 2015.
  3. IVF Australia, Successful IUI Conception. http://ivf.com.au/ivf-success-rates/ivf-success-stories/successful-iui-conception Last accessed: May 2015
  4. Corson SL, Batzar FR, Otis C, Fee D. The cervical cap for home artificial insemination. J Reprod. Med., 1986, May; 31 (5): 349-52.
  5. Subak et al. Therapeutic donor insemination: a prospective randomized trial of fresh versus frozen sperm. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1992, June; 166 (6pt 1): 1597-604.
  6. http://www.reproductivefacts.org/FACTSHEET_Intrauterine_Insemination_IUI/
  7. Baby Center Australia, Fertility Treatment: Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). http://www.babycenter.com.au/a4092/fertility-treatment-intrauterine-insemination-iui. Last accessed: May 2015.