Why you should only use IVF certified plastics
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. Read more in this blog post where you also can download a white paper on the use of plastics in IVF.
Temperature consistency between dishes
Embryos in culture are very sensitive to temperature fluctuations, therefore consistent temperature ensures embryo viability. This can be accomplished with Vitrolife Labware. All square dishes have an absolute flat bottom. When placed on a heated stage, all dishes receive the same bottom temperature.
The picture shows four products from Vitrolife Labware on a heated stage calibrated to 37°C. Once you have calibrated the temperature of your heated stage you can feel confident that all dishes will have the same temperature.
Labelling area secures patient identification
To secure patient identification, dishes have a dedicated area for labels or barcodes for convenient and safe ID-management. The label area is away from the handling area.
Guaranteed embryo and gamete safe
• Sterility assurance level (irradiation) 10-6
• USP Class VI tested polystyrene
• Non-pyrogenic at less than 0.25 endotoxin units/mL
• Quality standard – Medical Device EU Class IIa
• MEA using multiple endpoints, including 1-cell, expanded blastocysts on day 5 ≥ 80% and cell count
• HSSA (motility on day 5) 70%
The square dishes are designed with an easy grip-feature, which enables stacking and makes for easy handling and optimised storage space. The format of the dishes also makes it possible to fully take advantage of microscopes with X/Y stages.
The α-numeric identification secures and facilitates embryo identification, both when viewed in and outside of the microscope.