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Together. All the way. – A blog about creating optimal conditions for successful IVF

Together. All the way. – A blog about creating optimal conditions for successful IVF
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Brett Glazar

Brett is a key player in securing the highly appreciated Vitrolife quality. As the MEA Lab Manager he is responsible for making sure that only the best gets through our sensitive mouse embryo assay.

Supplementing IVF culture media with albumin – what is the big deal?

By Brett Glazar, Nov 28, 2018

Human serum albumin (HSA) is a protein, which is purified from human blood and is commonly used in cell and tissue culture media, including media for human gametes and embryos. The role of albumin in culture media is diverse and not always fully understood. In this blog post, I will describe the role of albumin and what the big deal is for its use in IVF laboratories. 

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How to ensure embryo viability in your culture system

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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