In the different sections below you will find recorded webinars, white papers, scientific presentations and much more to improve and deepen your knowledge in assisted reproduction.
In this short movie Dr. Westlander, Medical Director at Fertilitetscentrum in Sweden shares his experiences in how to create optimal conditions during the oocyte retrieval procedure, both for the patient and the clinician.
Prof. Wikland has been using local anaesthesia together with conscious sedation since he started performing oocyte retrievals in the 1980´s. In this movie he explains why using this method is beneficial for both clinician and patient and also how to perform the procedure.
Quality is the #1 value at Vitrolife and is totally integrated in our organisation. Our company was founded on the idea that high and consistent product quality improves the take-home baby rates for our customers. Watch this movie to see how we manufacture our high quality needles for oocyte retrieval and how this can benefit you.
Watch Dr. Sarah Martins da Silva from University of Dundee, UK, talk about laboratory impact on sperm quality in assisted reproduction and the importance of paying attention to details.
Expand your knowledge about sperm and their contribution to the oocyte by watching the two lectures by a leading authority in the field, Prof. Christopher Barratt from University of Dundee.
Correct assessment of a semen sample is mandatory for diagnosis of infertility. During preliminary assessment as well as during potential later treatment, the appropriate selection procedure should result in a clean fraction of progressive motile functional sperm cells. This blog post discusses different alternatives for sperm selection.
'ICSI has frequently been described as 'an accident' in the lab. For me, being part of the development of the ICSI technique, I would rather describe ICSI as an inevitable consequence of the procedure used to perform subzonal insemination,' says Hubert Joris. Read his blog post here where he covers aspects that support successful ICSI in the IVF laboratory.
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Listen to Tony Winslöf presenting Vitrolife Labware, a series of products from Vitrolife created, dedicated and certified for use in IVF. Vitrolife Labware has been developed in close collaboration with IVF clinics with the aim of simplifying and improving daily work in the lab.
Read this blog post where Prof. David Gardner appreciates amino acids and the highly diverse roles they play in regulating embryo physiology. Here their functions are considered and how their supplementation to embryo culture media has contributed significantly to the increase in IVF success rates worldwide.Read blog post
In this lecture from ESHRE 2014, Prof David Gardner discusses different types of stresses to the human developing embryo and presents ways create environments and media that restrict the impact of such in vitro-induced stresses.
Perfect oil for IVF should do nothing but protect the culture. It should not have any negative influence on the gametes, embryos or media by adding unwanted or removing necessary components. However not all oils are or act the same. In this blog you will learn about different types of oil and things to consider when choosing oil for your IVF culture.
Watch this recorded webinar from the IVF Worldwide Online Congress, where Dr. Mikkel Fly Kragh presented new developments based on time-lapse and artificial intelligence.
In this recorded webinar, Prof. David Gardner discusses how the latest new technologies such as time-lapse, AI-based analysis of sequences of embryo development, metabolic profiling and non-invasive genetic testing are now coming together to assist in selecting not only the most viable but also the healthiest embryo for transfer. The culmination of the technologies is a significantly reduced time to a healthy pregnancy.Watch webinar
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Mikkel Fly Kragh will go through how he and colleagues have worked on integrating artificial intelligence into time-lapse and more specifically how they have automated blastocyst grading using AI.Watch webinar
Numerous articles supporting the clinical benefits of using time-lapse in IVF have been published over the last couple of years including, reduced pregnancy loss, improved implantation rate and shorter time to pregnancy. Download this white paper to understand how you can benefit from time-lapse.
In this movie Dr. Christer Silversand explains why you should use specific embryo culture media for specific applications. He also describes the development of G-TL - the first embryo culture medium specifically designed for time-lapse culture.
In this recorded webinar Dr. Tine Qvistgaard Kajhøj will guide you through the benefits of streamlined embryo evaluation, how to perform it and how it helps you obtain improved results.Watch webinar
New assessment methods call for new assessment measures. Having a common nomenclature can form the basis for clearer communication of embryo assessment and evaluation. The nomenclature described in this blog post is what we have found to facilitate ease of agreement and understanding between time-lapse users.
In this presentation Dr. Alison Campbell, Director of Embryology at CARE Fertility, UK, talks about what their patients think about time-lapse and what the real impact is for them.
In this presentation from ESHRE 2015, Dr. Steven Troup describes the 100% time-lapse strategy at the public Hewitt Fertility Centres in UK, where all patients can benefit from the use of time-lapse.
In this presentation from ESHRE 2017, Dr. Cristina Hickman presents experiences from Boston Place Clinic in UK, an IVF clinic designed around time-lapse technology. Offering time-lapse to all patients has led to efficiencies in the laboratory processes that created opportunities for cost reduction over time.
Watch Laboratory Director Basak Balaban from American Hospital of Istanbul in Turkey explain how using EmbryoGlue for transfer can increase the chance to have a baby.
EmbryoGlue is used when transfering fertilised eggs back to the woman as the last step in an IVF treatment. EmbryoGlue has in several clinical studies been found to significantly increase pregnancy and take-home-baby rate.
In this recorded webinar, Prof. David K Gardner guides you through the role of hyaluronan in biology and the benefits of using EmbryoGlue in preimplantation embryo culture and transfer.Watch webinar
In a prospective randomised trial performed by Prof Bulent Urman and colleagues, more than 1200 patients we were able to show the beneficial effect of EmbryoGlue on implantation and pregnancy rates. Listen to him discussing the study in a presentation from ESHRE 2016.
Hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan, is a glycosaminoglycan distributed widely throughout our body. It is particularly abundant in the female reproductive tract, both in the oviduct and the uterus, which makes hyaluronan an important molecule for applications in assisted reproduction. Read this blog post to learn about the role of hyaluronan in embryo implantation.
In this recorded webinar, Prof. Thomas Freour will share a retrospective clinical dataset of 7000 warmed blastocysts and describe his experiences with an optimised, closed vitrification system at University Hospital of Nantes, France.Watch webinar
In this recorded webinar Dr. Ann-Helene Jakobsson will share insights about oocyte vitrification. Learn about the challenges with oocyte vitrification, how to optimise your workflow and save time in every procedure and get practical tips and tricks on how to succeed with Rapid-i Vitrification System.Watch webinar
Vitrification has in the recent years become the cryopreservation method of choice in many IVF-clinics. Download this white paper to learn how to succeed with vitrification.
Different manufacturers of vitrification products have different recommendations regarding procedure temperature, but which is the optimal temperature for vitrification and why? This blog post will give you insight.
In this talk from ESHRE 2017, the experienced embryologist Hubert Joris will present a vitrification method to support embryologists in their search for optimal results in a smooth workflow, while maintaining an acceptable working environment.
The use of genomics has the potential to further transform assisted reproduction. In this recorded webinar we discuss the latest technologies that have potential applications in IVF. Listen to our expert speakers who will share their experience of current and future trends.Watch webinar
In this recorded webinar, we will get insights from experts in the field of PGT-A in assisted reproduction. Our presenters will share retrospective data from PGT-A in highly successful programs, synergistic technologies to improve outcomes, and the future applications currently being investigated in research programs.Watch webinar
The use of genomics in assisted reproduction has transformed IVF around the world. In this recorded webinar, you will join us for a rediscovery of Karyomapping PGT-M technology, including the ability to solve challenging cases, and an overview of the pivotal role of the clinician and genetic counsellor.Watch webinar
In this recorded version, you will join us for a rediscovery of Karyomapping PGT-M technology, including challenging cases solved and the concurrent detection of aneuploidies. Gain an understanding of the journey from a genetic counsellor’s perspective and discover the benefits of the comprehensive PGT-M solution.Watch webinar
Dr. Gary Harton is well known in the reproductive genetics field, where he has spent his entire career. In this blog post he will take you through the basics, the history, the advantages, the debates and what is yet to be determined when it comes to preimplantation genetic testing in assisted reproduction.Read blog post
In this recorded webinar, Prof Alan Handyside reviews evidence for the effectiveness of PGT-A as an additional tool for embryo selection to improve clinical outcomes, particularly for single embryo transfers. Prof Handyside also considers how to implement PGT-A successfully and reviews prospects for non-invasive testing for aneuploidy (niPGT-A) using spent culture medium.Watch webinar
PGS aims to detect numerical and/or structural chromosomal disorders of the developing embryo. This white paper will guide you through the most important topics to consider when introducing PGS in your IVF laboratory.
In this recorded version of a live webinar Dr. Tine Qvistgaard Kajhøj will discuss how PGS and time-lapse technology can be used together to offer the best overall possibility for improving outcomes and clinical workflow.
Picking out the embryo(s) most likely to be viable is the goal of any embryo selection process. Both time-lapse and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) are well established methods for enhancing the chance of transferring a viable embryo. This blog post describes how using them together can enhance your decision making.
Time-lapse and PGS are two ways of selecting embryos for transfer and cryopreservation. In this presentation from ESHRE 2016, Prof. Simon Fishel from CARE Fertility will present how these methods can complement each other.
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Jason E. Swain and Dr. Charles Bormann discusses disaster preparedness, and the new realities and considerations COVID-19 will impose on day-to-day operations within IVF Clinics and Infertility Practices. The webinar is moderated by Dr. Mark Larman PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Vitrolife.Watch webinar
There are at least 30 plastic items involved in every IVF procedure. If each of the 30 items used during an IVF-treatment reduces the embryos viability by 2%, the final viability at re-implantation is reduced by 44%. Download this white paper to learn about what to think about when using plastics in your IVF lab.
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Markus Montag will discuss various aspects of quality control. The importance of osmolality, pH, temperature control, air quality, workflow, embryotoxicity and various other laboratory aspects will be explained. Suggestions will be given for routine quality control processes and their importance in view of trouble shooting.Watch webinar
Looking at available data on results in IVF, outcome differs widely between clinics and countries. In this blog post Dr. Markus Montag speculates if this could be related to quality and workflow in the constantly developing field of IVF. He also provides valuable tips on how to create a more efficient workflow in your lab and thus gain higher quality.
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Christer Silversand will help you understand how you can create optimal culture conditions by understanding the importance of extensive quality testing and using an unbroken chain of quality products.Watch webinar
Watch embryologist Katie Vaughan from Cambridge IVF in UK talking about their purpose-built assisted reproduction unit. Learn about practical aspects, their investments in laboratory technology and the importance of choosing suppliers that shared their vision.
In one of our most read blog posts, embryologist Giles Palmer gives advice on what to think about in order to get good air quality in your lab.
Reprotoxicity is defined as a negative influence on the physiology and viability of human gametes and embryos. It can result in reduced gamete and embryo viability with a subsequent reduction in implantation rate or ongoing pregnancy rates. Let our Mouse Embryo Assay Manager, Brett Glazar teach you how you can avoid reprotoxicity in your culture system.
In this presentation embryologist and former lab director Jaco Geyer from Vitrolife talks about the value of quality control and quality assessment in the IVF lab.