Resources

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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Are We on the Same Page? A Guide to Time-Lapse Nomenclature and Annotation

Evaluation of embryos in vitro has significantly improved over the past years with the introduction of time-lapse technology, which provides us with new tools to assess the morphological characteristics and implantation potential of an embryo. This...

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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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What are you missing without Time-Lapse?

  Diana Stein, embryologist for over 30 years and Lab Director of Laniado Hospital-Sanz Medical Center (Israel) and a Miri® Time-Lapse user, had an initial impression after a quick look of the embryo status morning of Day 2 to transfer...

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Why Maintaining CO2 Balance is Important

A careful manipulation of gamete and embryos has always been an important element of embryology as it contributes to the overall success of ART. The regulation of CO2 concentration all throughout the IVF process from egg retrieval to preparation...

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