Irvine Scientific, a leader in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) announced that they have received 510k clearance for MHM™ for sales in the United States
Sep 18, 2012 | Posted in Assisted Reproductive Technology
Irvine Scientific, a leader in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) announced that they have received 510k clearance for their Multipurpose Handling Medium™ product (MHM™) in the United States.
The new MHM™ product is the first dual buffered solution that provides a safe and secure environment for gametes and embryos under ambient conditions because of its unique buffering capacity using both HEPES and MOPS buffers, in addition to select amino acids. The MHM™ solution helps IVF labs maintain an optimal pH across a wide range of temperatures when handling specimens outside the incubator, which is important to reduce the environmental stress during manipulation. Embryos and gametes are exposed to changing environments during ART procedures but MHM™ keeps them shielded from these changes. Irvine Scientific’s MHM™ solution can be used for all cell stages of embryos due to the inclusion of evidence-based amino acids, glycine and taurine and is formulated specially for performing oocyte recovery, ICSI, embryo transfer, and gamete washing.
This product was developed in collaboration with Jason Swain, PhD, HCLD, who is currently the Scientific Director of the Assisted Reproductive Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Dr. Swain has written multiple papers on the benefits of using dual buffers to produce better media, where optimized buffering capacity and pH stability can be achieved while using less overall buffer concentration.
“Irvine Scientific has a track record of bringing the best science to its customers worldwide”, expresses Tim Mullane, COO. He adds that “MHM™ solution is the latest in a series of innovative products offered by Irvine Scientific.”