- 31. 5. 2019
- Reproductive health
WHAT IS AN EMBRYOSCOPE?
AN EMBRYOSCOPE IS AN INCUBATOR THAT MAINTAINS THE NECESSARY CONDITIONS FOR A LIVING EMBRYO TO THRIVE.
THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE EMBRYOSCOPE ALLOWS EMBRYOLOGISTS TO CLOSELY MONITOR EMBRYO CELL DIVISIONS AND DEVELOPMENT WHILE THE EMBRYOS REMAIN IN THE INCUBATOR, THEREBY MIMICKING THE STABLE ENVIROMENT THAT THE EMBRYO WOULD EXPERIENCE INSIDE THE BODY.
Time-lapse technology allowes observation in an undisturbed culture. Without time-lapse, embryos must be taken out of the incubator to be assessed, exposing them to unnecessary stress and fluctuations.
EmbryoScope enables a stable culture environment for embryos. Temperature is tightly regulated by direct heat contact and air is continuously purified through a HEPA/VOC filter. Small incubation chambers allow rapid recovery of culture conditions after door opening.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
EmbryoScope acquires images of all embryos in multiple focal planes. EmbryoScope uses high-quality modulation contrast optics and acquire images of each individual embryo separately. This results in supreme image quality which allows observation of key morphological features. The image acquisition has been thoroughly validated to ensure safety in terms of both light wavelength and total energy exposure.
Being able to watch the embryos grow without exposing them to conditions outside the incubator is a huge benefit and tells the embryologist a lot about the further development and pregnancy potential of each embryo. Crucial time points can only be fully recorded with the help of the EmbryoScope’s time lapse camera.
With the aid of this priceless information, the very best embryos can be selected for transfer, and patients can be given a significant amount of important information about the viability of the chosen embryos.
THE ADVANTAGES OF THE EMBRYOSCOPE
- It provides incredible stable culture conditions simulating those in the human body
- It allows Embryologists to look at embryos without taking them out of the incubator which greatly reduces the stress experienced by the embryos
- It provides information about the way in which the embryo is dividing which is not available using a conventional microscope.
- The information which the EmbryoScope gives Embryologists, together with the stable, undisturbed culture it provides allows embryos with the highest chance of success to be chosen.
WHO IS EMBRYOSCOPE SUITABLE FOR?
The EmbryoScope is an embryo-selection tool and can be used for any and all types of patients, highly recomended to cases where more information about the embryo is desired - in situations where there is repeated implantation failure, advanced maternal age and history of recurrent miscarriage. It will help couples to make an informed decision about future treatment plan.
TIME-LAPSE CULTURE AND EVALUATION IMPROVE IVF SUCCESS
IMPROVES IMPLANTATION RATE
Time-lapse improves your chances of transferring a viable embryo, resulting in increased clinical outcome.
REDUCES PREGNANCY LOSS
Selecting the most viable embryo for implantation also means reducing the percentage of pregnancies lost or aborted.
SHORTER TIME TO PREGNANCY
Improving the clinical pregnancy rate while decreasing pregnancy losses effectively shortens the overall time to pregnancy.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS RELATED TO EMRYOMONITORING?
There are no known risks associated with embryo monitoring. The facility operates in the same manner as the standard incubator used for the cultivation of embryos.