Rapid-i Vitrification System is an aseptic and closed system removing the concerns regarding potential contamination from liquid nitrogen during transport and storage.
As the oocytes or embryos do not come in direct contact with liquid nitrogen, there is no need to sterilise liquid nitrogen. After vitrification, the RapidStraw is ultrasonically sealed providing safe storage.
Rapid-i Vitrification has been developed to meet the needs for easy and successful vitrification and time-efficient workflows.
Watch this video for a short introduction.
Numerous publications show that Rapid-i Vitrification System provides excellent outcomes after vitrification of all stages, from oocytes to blastocysts. Independent published studies show that Rapid-i Vitrification System performs equally well as open vitrification systems and provides safe storage. 1,2
This movie demonstrates how to vitrify oocytes using RapidVit Oocyte, RapidWarm Oocyte and other Rapid-i accessories.
This movie demonstrates how to vitrify embryos, both cleavage stage embryos and blastocysts. Products used are RapidVit Cleave, RapidWarm Cleave, RapidVit Blast, RapidWarm Blast and other Rapid-i accessories.
This movie demonstrates how to vitrify oocytes and embryos using RapidVit Omni, RapidWarm Omni and other Rapid-i accessories.
Vitrification device intended to be used to contain, vitrify and maintain embryos and/or oocytes.
To simplify identification and cryostorage management, the RapidStraws are available with five different colour codes; blue, green, red, yellow and transparent.
The SmartBox keeps straws in place during vitrification, sealing and opening. It increases working comfort and reduces the risk of unintentional warming. The top slots and magnetic holders keep RapidStraws upright and in order.
Box for liquid nitrogen, used with
Ultrasonic sealer for sealing Rapid-i Kits.
For opening of Rapid-i straw.
For retrieval of Rapid-i stick after opening.
For storage of Rapid-i Kit in cryotank, holds one goblet.
Short protocol - Rapid-i™ Vitrification System of blastocysts
This short protocol describes how to vitrify and warm blastocysts using Rapid-i™ vitrification system and RapidVit™/RapidWarm™ Blast.
Rapid-i is an effective system for human embryo vitrification at both the blastocyst and cleavage stage
In this study, Desai et al, conclude that “Rapid-i offers an excellent alternative to existing open vitrification devices for both day 3 embryos and for blastocysts” at the same time as it prevents direct contacts between embryos and liquid nitrogen.