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Air Quality for Embryo Culture

Air cleanliness is classified according to the number and size of particles within a sample of air, measured in particles per cubic foot or cubic meter of air. The European Union Tissues and Cells Directive has now made a requirement for IVF laboratories...

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Integrated Microscopes for Esco IVF Workstations

A. IntroductionOocyte pick-up, embryo handling and micromanipulation require various types of microscopes. Most common models of stereo zoom microscopes, transmitted light sources and inverted microscopes can be integrated into Esco IVF Workstations.These...

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Introduction to IVF

DefinitionIn vitro fertilization (IVF) is a procedure in which eggs (ova) from a woman's ovary are removed. They are fertilized with sperm in a laboratory procedure, and then the fertilized egg (embryo) is returned to the woman's uterus.PurposeIVF is...

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IVF Lab Standards, Practices, Accreditation

Quality and Risk Management in IVF Laboratory ManualDavid Mortimer of Cambridge University UKEuropean Directive 2004/23/ECSections 2.D.3 and 4 for IVF cabinets; Section 3.B for validationThe Commission of Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American...

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Role of IVF Cabinets in IVF Labs

External Factors Affecting Oocytes and Embryos in VitroDuring all handling of oocytes/embryos they must be protected from physical/chemical changes, specifically: Temperature changes Culture medium osmolarity and pH Air qualityA. Temperature The oocyte...

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Time Lapse Imaging and Morphokinetics Parameters

Esco Miri TL is a continous monitoring system of embryo development through multiple, detailed image acquisition without compromising embryo culture condition. Traditional morphological assessment on embryo is limited to daily views at fixed time points...

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