Why was the lactate concentration reduced?


The reduction of lactate concentration in CSCM-NX and CSCM-NXC is a result of both MEA and BEA assays that support optimal blastocyst development in the presence of lower lactate concentrations. Lactate is a natural by-product of glucose metabolism produced by the embryo. Lowering the lactate concentration of CSCM-NX effectively reduces metabolic stress on the embryo and promotes efficient used of energy sources by the embryo (2,3).