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How to prepare dishes for optimal osmolality during embryo culture

Posted by Dr. Ann-Helene Jakobsson, Sep 27, 2017  3

In the IVF lab we basically do the same things every day. Often performed on a very tight schedule and not all that interesting but still must be done with care, as everything which concerns patients. Preparation of dishes is one of those very important things that at least I find time consuming and slightly boring. Dish preparation is commonly done several times a day: perhaps in the morning for ICSI, during mid-day for sperm insemination of oocytes and most common, in the late afternoon as part of the preparations for next day. How do we prepare dishes? And how should we do it?
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Topics: Embryo culture

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

Considerations for embryo culture at high altitude

Posted by Dr. Markus Montag, Nov 30, 2016  2

There are many differences between Stockholm, Denver and Lhasa. One of them is the need for different CO2 settings in the IVF lab, due to different altitudes. In this blog post Dr. Markus Montag gives advice on how to ensure successful embryo culture at high altitude. 
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Topics: Embryo culture, CO2 setting, high altitude culture, pH

Reducing time to live birth by optimising culture conditions

Posted by Dr. Markus Montag, Aug 29, 2016

A successful IVF treatment is a pregnancy that results in the birth of a healthy child. Many aspects are discussed in order to raise pregnancy rates. An increasingly important parameter to reflect a successful IVF program in today's world of IVF is the time to pregnancy and live birth. In this blog post I will go through some of the critical steps in the IVF procedure and how they can be optimised.
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Topics: Quality control, Clinic efficency, IVF-laboratory, Embryo culture, IVF

Thoughts and reflections from ESHRE 2016

Posted by Vitrolife, Jul 11, 2016

Once again we can look back on the biggest event in the IVF community - the Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. More than 10 000 people gathered in Helsinki, Finland to gain new scientific information, meet with colleagues and friends as well as explore the exhibit for new products and technologies. As usual, the scientific program is a mix of invited sessions, free communications, posters and sponsored activities. In this blog post we will make an attempt to summarise our reflections from this year’s ESHRE.
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Topics: Time-lapse, PGS, Embryo culture, ESHRE, Embryo transfer

Is it safe to aliquot IVF media?

Posted by Dr. Ann-Helene Jakobsson, Apr 29, 2016  5

A question we often get from clinics is for how long time an opened bottle can be used. And if it is possible to aliquot and use the medium until expiry date. In this blog post I make an attempt to answer these and other related questions on safe usage of media.
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Topics: Quality control, Support, IVF-laboratory, Embryo culture

Do you know the characteristics of the perfect oil for IVF?

Posted by Göran Mellbin, Mar 31, 2016

Perfect oil for IVF should do nothing but protect the culture. It should not have any negative influence on the gametes, embryos or media by adding unwanted or removing necessary components. However not all oils are or act the same. In this blog post I will guide you through different types of oil and things to consider when choosing oil for your IVF culture.
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Topics: Quality control, Embryo culture

How to ensure embryo viability in your culture system

Posted by Brett Glazar, Mar 21, 2016

Successful outcomes in IVF require optimal environmental conditions for gametes and embryos throughout the entire cycle. This can be accomplished by ensuring optimal pH and temperature in the incubators, and that the air in the operating theater and the laboratory is clean and free of VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). An additional step is to ensure that media and contact materials used, support embryo development by being embryo safe and free from toxicity. In this blog post I will guide you through the basics for how to prevent toxicity from entering your culture system. 

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Topics: IVF-laboratory, Embryo culture, Mouse embryo assay

Time-lapse technology triggers new requirements on embryo culture media

Posted by Dr. Christer Silversand, Feb 24, 2016

The access to time-lapse technology has given a unique possibility to balance metabolic stress against less handling stress during embryo culture. In this blog post I will describe different culture media strategies and the rationale for using specific media for specific applications.
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Topics: Time-lapse, Embryo culture, Embryo evaluation

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