Special media for a unique cell
Cryopreservation of oocytes requires care. Some preservation techniques cause premature oocyte activation and zona hardening that can hinder the success of IVF. However, with the correct media and technique, oocyte preservation has become a reliable routine. RapidWarm™ Oocyte was developed after extensive research on the effects of cryoprotectants on oocytes and their intracellular calcium content. Studies show that careful control of intra- and extracellular calcium has a significant impact on the success of cryopreservation and oocyte viability.
The Rapid-i Vitrification System together with RapidVit Oocyte and RapidWarm Oocyte provides excellent viability with safe and aseptic workflow. In studies comparing commonly used vitrification systems for oocytes with Rapid-i and RapidVit/Warm Oocyte, results are comparable to previously published results. Fertilisation rate, implantation rate and ongoing pregnancy rate are comparable in relation to fresh oocytes.
Oocyte survival rates after vitrification
Survival after vitrification equivalent to previously published results
Vitrified and fresh oocytes give comparable outcomes
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Pinasco et al. Oocyte Vitrification Freeze/Thaw Survival Rates Using an Open Versus a Closed System. Fertility and Sterility Vol 97 No 3 Supplement S-18, P-27, 2012
Machač et al. A novel method for human oocyte vitrification with a closed device using super-cooled air. Fertility and Sterility Vol 100 No 3 Supplement S108, O-353, 2013.