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Maintaining correct temperature in the culture system [customer story]

Posted by Vitrolife, Aug 8, 2017  2

“Maintaining the correct temperature is a critical environmental factor for gametes and embryos and needs to be carefully monitored. You must be aware of confounders as hot and cold spots on warming plates, laminar hood or ventilation flows and open or closed lid to ensure a safe working temperature”, says Jan Gunst, clinical embryologist at the public IVF clinic at AZ Sint-Jan in Bruges, Belgium. Watch his story here.
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Topics: Quality control, labware

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

Posted by Vitrolife, Jul 6, 2017  4

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

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

What happens when culture media gets warm or cold during transport?

Posted by Göran Mellbin, Jun 20, 2016  5

Culture media for IVF can go out of specification during transport for different reasons. This may be detrimental to the product, but not always. In this blog post I will explain what happens to the media when it gets too warm or too cold.
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Topics: Quality control, Support, Culture media

Why you should only use IVF certified plastics

Posted by Dr. Ann-Helene Jakobsson, May 31, 2016

The success of an IVF treatment depends on numerous factors. The patients and the causes of their infertility, the hormone stimulation regimen, culture media, quality and maintenance of equipment and skills of staff are all factors that will influence the outcome. One important factor that can have a detrimental impact on the IVF treatment outcome, but is sometimes overlooked, is the quality of the plastic equipment. 
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Topics: Quality control, IVF-laboratory, labware, Safety

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

Temperature measurements and temperature control in the IVF lab are crucial for your results

Posted by Jaco Geyer, Jan 26, 2016  6

It is common practice to maintain a temperature of 37 oC during all working and culture conditions in the IVF laboratory. This will allow for an optimal environment for the handling and culture of gametes and embryos. In this blog post I will explain why temperature control in the IVF lab is crucial, what equipment to be measured, when to measure and what to do with the results.  
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Topics: Quality control, Clinic efficency, Support, IVF-laboratory

How clean is the air in your IVF lab?

Posted by Giles Palmer, Dec 8, 2015

The quality of air within an IVF lab will inevitably affect embryonic development and therefore has a critical impact on IVF success. Our guest blogger Giles Palmer is a senior clinical embryologist and Director of Assisted Conception Unit at Mitera Hospital in Greece. He has supported many IVF labs in improving the air quality. In this blog post he shares his valuable recommendations on how to secure the air quality in your IVF lab.
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Topics: Quality control, Support

How to secure your culture system when introducing a new type of culture media

Posted by Jaco Geyer, Sep 29, 2015

Temperature, pH and osmolality are some of the most important parameters to take into account during In Vitro embryo culture. In any good quality management system these parameters, amongst others, should be monitored and regulated on a regular basis to ensure optimal culture conditions are maintained. In this blog post I will specifically highlight the importance of pH and its relation to CO2 measurements for successful results in IVF.
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Topics: Quality control

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.