Improve embryo evaluation and clinic routines

Make the best choice

The desire to observe embryos regularly in order to make accurate assessments, while minimising disturbance to avoid stressing them, has been a long-standing dilemma. Time-lapse technology solves this problem by giving you continuous observation in an undisturbed culture.

Once taken, acquired images can be played as a film that can be analysed at the clinic and remotely. Without time-lapse, embryos must be taken out of the incubator to be assessed, exposing them to unnecessary stress and fluctuations.


Improved ongoing pregnancy rate using EmbryoScope and Primo Vision


Improving success rates

Time-lapse technologies by Vitrolife have been shown in multiple clinical trials to improve clinical outcomes versus traditional evaluation. Increase in implantation rate as well as decrease in early pregnancy loss have been published as RCTs1,2, in scientific reports as well as shown in numerous abstracts at international scientific meetings. With an estimated 800.000 clinical cycles having been performed using our time-lapse systems you can be sure that you have the most experienced time-lapse technology team backing your clinical practice.

1. Rubio, I. et al.; Fertil Steril (2014): 102(5): 1287-1294.e5
2. Matyas, S. et al.; Hum. Reprod. (2015): 30(suppl 1): i119

Improving culture using time-lapse incubation

With time-lapse, evaluation of embryos does not involve removing embryos from the stable incubation environment. This eliminates potential handling stress, resulting in better embryo development.2,3

2. N. Zaninovic et al. Fertil Steril (2013): 100(3):S240: Impact of oxygen concentration on embryo development, embryo morphology and morphokinetics.
3. Zhang, J.Q., et al., Reduction in exposure of human embryos outside the incubator enhances embryo quality and blastulation rate. Reprod Biomed Online, 2010. 20(4): p. 510-5.

Improving embryo evaluation

See what you’ve been missing. Achieve improved selection, or de-selection, of embryos by a combination of discovering both morphological and morphokinetic parameters. Important parameters such as the dynamic morphology, critical cleavage patterns and morphokinetics can only be observed with time-lapse technology.

The use of time-lapse significantly improves live birth rates and reduced early pregnancy loss rates

In a recent meta-analysis, eligible randomised controlled trials, which compare culture and evaluation using time-lapse systems with traditional embryo incubation and evaluation, were analysed to assess the effect of time-lapse.1

1 Pribenszky et al: Reprod Biomed Online (2017) 35(5): 511-520

Recently, the meta-analysis has been updated to include subsequently published randomised controlled studies in which time-lapse was used as a full system and live birth data was reported. This new meta-analysis strengthen the evidence of increased live births with the use of time-lapse systems on an intention to treat basis (n=1945, OR: 1.56, CI: 1.30-1.88, p<0.001)2

Importantly, the early pregnancy loss rate was significantly reduced with the application of time-lapse technology (relative reduction: 28%).

2 Pribenszky et al: Reprod Biomed Online (2018) 36(3): 290-292

Everything you need for time-lapse


EmbryoScope+ meets the needs of clinics wishing to implement time-lapse as a standard of care to more of their patients. EmbryoScope+ has more than double the patient capacity, compared to other bench-top time-lapse systems. EmbryoScope+ is ideal for clinics who wish to offer time-lapse to all of their patients.

Read more about EmbryoScope+ here.

Making time-lapse standard of care with EmbryoScope+

EmbryoScope+ is designed to meet the needs of clinics wishing to implement time-lapse as a standard of care to more of their patients.


Add intelligence with Guided Annotation

Guided Annotation* is an added, optional tool in the EmbryoViewer software designed to provide a simplified annotation workflow. The intelligent annotation system jumps to likely division timings based on our unique blastomere activity measurements – you simply confirm the event with the press of a button.

Read more here.

KIDScore – a decision support tool based on known implantation data

Improve your embryo evaluation and enjoy immediate benefits of time-lapse-based embryo analysis with KIDScore, for transfer on Day 3 or Day 5*. KIDScore assigns an objective score to each embryo. The scores reflect implantation potential and provide consistent and effective support for embryo selection.*

*KIDScore D5 is restricted to reduced oxygen culture.
*This product has not received 510(k) clearance.

EmbryoScope - with integrated incubator

Ensure optimal embryo development with EmbryoScope where a state-of-the-art technology enables a stable culture environment for embryos. Temperature is tightly regulated by direct heat contact and air is continuously purified through a HEPA/VOC filter. An integrated gas mixer allows the implementation of reduced oxygen conditions easily and economically. Small incubation chambers allow rapid recovery of culture conditions after door opening.

pH validation dish for EmbryoScope+

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Primo Vision - for standalone incubators

The Primo Vision* system allows you the flexibility of introducing time-lapse technology using your own existing stable incubators. The modular setup of Primo Vision helps clinics make the first step into time-lapse technology. Expand the system according to your clinic’s needs and include all the patients in time-lapse monitoring and assessment.

*This product has not received 510(k) clearance

G-TL time-lapse culture medium

Time-lapse technology has allowed IVF professionals to minimise handling stress. In order to take this concept to the next level, a culture media has been developed specifically to support fully undisturbed embryo culture conditions.

G-TL was the first single step culture media specifically designed and validated to support human embryo culture in a time-lapse environment.

A proven technology

Time-lapse by Vitrolife is a well-documented technology and proven to increase IVF success in multiple clinical studies.

As of spring 2018 we estimate the total number of IVF patients who have been treated using time-lapse technology from Vitrolife exceeds 1.000.000.

Everything you need

Be sure to have a complete solution for your clinic when partnering with us. Our portfolio of time-lapse systems is flexible and based on the needs of your clinic. Including state-of-the-art analytical software, culture dishes and a specially formulated time-lapse medium. The entire portfolio is backed by extensive support and documentation.

CE and FDA cleared

EmbryoScope and EmbryoScope+ time-lapse systems are CE marked as Class IIa medical devices and are both FDA 510k cleared. The Primo Vision system is CE marked as an IVD and CFDA cleared.

Safe and easy handling

The Primo Vision micro well group culture dish can be used to culture up to 16 embryos. EmbryoSlide dish for EmbryoScope offers individual microwell culture of up to 12 embryos whereas EmbryoSlide culture dish for EmbryoScope+ holds up to 16 embryos. Now you can also validate pH in EmbryoScope+ with our new pH validation dish.

Embryo Biopsy by Vitrolife

- Be confident with a safe and efficient workflow.

Preimplantation Genetic Teting (PGT) provides valuable information for selecting which embryo to transfer. While these procedures can improve the chances of successful treatment, they can also stress both the embryo and laboratory staff.

How to reduce stress and lighten the burden

The key to reducing stress is a standardised procedure with an efficient workflow that handles the embryo gently and maintains a safe and stable environment throughout.

We provide reliable IVF-certified products that support safe, smooth and standardised biopsy procedures, including handling and vitrification.

Enabling a safe, controlled and efficient procedure

Our handling media and oil provide a stable pH. Our unique dishes maintain the same temperature in and between dishes.

Our standardised and efficient vitrification protocols save time. The convenient patient identification on the dishes will add to a smooth workflow.

Controlled biopsy with Octax laser and imaging systems

More than 15 years ago, Octax LaserShot* was setting the standard for the use of lasers in embryo biopsy and has since been part of more than 90 peer-reviewed publications. The increased demand for speed and automation lead to the development of the dynamic Octax NaviLase*, which operates in your mode of choice, either statically or dynamically without any need for recalibration.

The high image quality in both systems provides a fast, accurate and controlled procedure. The modular systems of hardware and software tools maximise efficiency and ease of use.

* This product has not received 510(k) clearance

Watch a movie about how a Swiss IVF clinic uses Octax NaviLase laser system

Lab Director and co-owner Dr. Oliver Sterthaus built a completely new IVF lab in 2014 with his colleagues. They decided to use the dynamic Octax NaviLase laser system for all laser procedures, for precision and improved workflow.

Precision pipettes

  • Smooth edges and parallel walls (for linear flow) minimise damage
  • 100% visual inspection
  • Quality guaranteed: non-toxic and MEA-tested

Protective media and oil

  • Maintain stable pH
  • Based on pharmaceutical grade components
  • Tested for function and efficacy
  • OVOIL protects embryo culture
  • LOT-to-LOT consistency

Dishes made for IVF

  • Absolute flat bottom ensures consistent temperature
  • Dedicated area for labels/barcodes aids patient control
  • Quality guaranteed: non-toxic and MEA-tested

Simple and successful vitrification

  • Rational, simple and fast protocol
  • Simplified workflow
  • Fast and effective handling steps save time
  • Closed system avoids contamination
  • Proven success


We provide what you need to secure improved results throughout the IVF journey.