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Thoughts and reflections from ESHRE 2017

Posted by Vitrolife, Jul 13, 2017

 

This year, Geneva was the place to be when participating in the annual meeting of ESHRE. Similar to previous years, professionals from all over the world gathered to present or listen to the latest scientific developments in the field of assisted reproduction as well as to meet with colleagues. 
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Topics: ESHRE

How to improve workflow efficiency and maximise clinical outcomes in your IVF clinic [recorded symposium]

Posted by Vitrolife, Jul 6, 2017  1

During the Vitrolife Scientific Symposium at ESHRE 2017, we had the pleasure of listening to three international experts in the field of human IVF sharing their experience in laboratory management, morphokinetics and cryobiology. We are confident that information from these presentations will assist you in not only in improving your workflow, but will help you to maximise the success of each cycle of IVF performed.

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Topics: Quality control, Time-lapse, Vitrification, ESHRE

Time-lapse and PGS – better together [webinar recording]

Posted by Vitrolife, Jun 16, 2017

Many clinics have seen the benefit of making time-lapse a standard of care for their patients. The same is true for Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS). The fact that there are two such widely implemented techniques has created some questions about which new technology will offer the best treatment options for improving clinical outcome. In this webinar Dr. Tine Qvistgaard Kajhøj shows how time-lapse and PGS can be used together to offer the best overall possibility for improving outcomes and clinical workflow.
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Topics: Time-lapse, PGS

Practical considerations when introducing PGS in your IVF clinic

Posted by Dr. Markus Montag, May 30, 2017

 

Almost three decades ago, preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) was applied clinically for the first time by pioneers like Alan Handyside in the UK and Yuri Verlinsky in the US. Still, introducing this procedure can be a challenge. In this blog post you will get a practical guidance of what to consider when introducing PGS in your IVF clinic.

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Topics: PGS, genetic testing

Good fertilisation rates require high quality sperm

Posted by Dr. Ann-Helene Jakobsson, Apr 28, 2017

 

Correct assessment of a semen sample is mandatory for diagnosis of infertility. During preliminary assessment as well as during potential later treatment, the appropriate selection procedure should result in a clean fraction of progressive motile functional sperm cells. This blog post will discuss different alternatives for sperm selection.
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Topics: Sperm selection, sperm preparation

Our best tips & tricks for successful vitrification

Posted by Dr. Ann-Helene Jakobsson, Mar 30, 2017

 

Vitrification and warming are operator dependent techniques. You need skilled embryologists with attention to detail to obtain high survival rates. Every IVF lab has its own ways of working to achieve optimal success. In this blog post we share tips and tricks we have learned from visiting labs around the world when providing support and troubleshooting on vitrification.
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Topics: Vitrification

Why hyaluronan is an invaluable molecule for embryo implantation

Posted by Dr. Christer Silversand, Mar 14, 2017

Hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan, is a glycosaminoglycan distributed widely throughout our body. It is particularly abundant in the female reproductive tract, both in the oviduct and the uterus, which makes hyaluronan an important molecule for applications in assisted reproduction. In this blog I will focus on the role of hyaluronan in the process of embryo implantation.
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Topics: embryo implantation, hyaluronan

Help your patients understand their treatment using time-lapse images

Posted by Dr. Tine Qvistgaard Kajhøj, Feb 24, 2017

The use of time-lapse technology in IVF has in many parts of the world become a standard of care. The benefits are many, including the ability to communicate with patients about their treatments. A recent study aimed to find out how the patients value to view time-lapse sequences of their embryos at the time of embryo transfer. 
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Topics: Time-lapse, patient communication

How heparin is used during oocyte pick-up [survey results]

Posted by Vitrolife, Jan 30, 2017

 
The routine use of follicle flushing during oocyte pick-up varies a lot between clinics. If flushing is used, there are many alternative solutions. At Vitrolife we are constantly working to improve our products and services and one way of doing this is to get a better understanding of user behaviour during certain procedures. We were interested in the use of heparin during flushing and sent a survey to the IVF community. Here is the result.
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Topics: Oocyte retrieval

Oxygen: Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde?

Posted by Prof. David K Gardner, Dec 20, 2016

Oxygen, the very gas that we depend on for life, is largely responsible for our ageing, demise and ultimately our death. Professor David K Gardner considers this paradox in his blog post.
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Topics: Embryo culture

Vitrolife is committed to improving pregnancy rates. This is why we provide an unbroken chain of quality products, securing the results in every step during the whole IVF-treatment. Only Vitrolife can guarantee every link in this chain. With equally devoted clinics we reach success. Together. All the way.