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The Modernization of Vitrification

Vitrification has changed how embryos and oocytes are cryopreserved, enabling higher survival rates than previous methods. However, with no significant advances in vitrification media in over a decade, there was a growing need to…

What Does Quality Control Mean to Your Laboratory?

By Rusty Pool, PhD, HCLD (ABB) Fertility Center of San Antonio A fascinating paper was published last year by Palmer and colleagues (Reprod Biomed Online. 2019; 39:63-74) describing the parameters of environmental…

Comparing Embryo Culture Media

Trialing a new embryo culture medium is a common occurrence in the IVF laboratory. There are several commercial options for the two main types of media—single-step and sequential—that provide many opportunities for comparison. …

Behind the Scenes: What Factors Play a Role in High Quality IVF Media

Media developed to support ART applications play a crucial role in facilitating new life. When it comes to something so precious, it’s imperative the innovative tools you choose to work with have been subject…

Vitrification - A front-runner of human oocyte and embryo cryopreservation technology

Cryopreservation involves the cooling of living cells and tissues down to minus 196°C to arrest all biological activities and preserve them for future use. In assisted reproductive technology (ART), the preservation of both sperm…