Octax is more than just a laser; it is a multipurpose platform for digital imaging, image analysis and advanced applications in assisted reproduction. The static Octax LaserShot and the dynamic Octax NaviLase provide excellent image quality and safe procedures. Both lasers are calibration free and no pilot laser is needed. They can be used for all laser applications within IVF, including:
Being modular and flexible, Octax adapts to your specific needs and preferences. Depending on your need we offer a dynamic laser - Octax NaviLase and a static laser - Octax LaserShot. Both offer the same outstanding image quality and a wide selection of additional components to compose the best option for your lab.Download system specifications
When using NaviLase, the embryo remains in place while the laser is directed to the chosen target site. You can make several shots along a straight or curved line.
When using Octax LaserShot, the laser target site is fixed and embryo is aligned with the laser target site.
With tens of thousands of children born after laser treatment and with no adverse effects, you can be sure your gametes and embryos are safe during laser procedures performed using Octax lasers. Octax laser technology has been tried and tested in over 100 preclinical and clinical publications, which have shown zero adverse effects on oocytes, embryos or the children born after laser treatment.
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The core element for the laser and imaging systems is the Octax EyeWare software, which operates the laser, takes images and records videos. This multipurpose imaging and archiving software is designed to be highly intuitive, making it easy to learn and use. The navigation is logical and menus are clear and straightforward. All functions are easy to access, saving time and increasing safety.
The software is based on an SQL server and can support installations ranging from a stand-alone imaging station to a multi-operational, multi-user networked system
Octax EyeWare is unique in its seamless integration of additional software, with no need for multiple databases.
Octax polarAIDE for spindle and zona imaging and Octax cytoScreen for IMSI are available as additional software modules.
Lab Director and co-owner Dr. Oliver Sterthaus at Fertisuisse in Switzerland built a completely new IVF clinic in 2014 with his colleagues. When setting up the new lab, convenience and workflow were important factors, and therefore they decided to use the dynamic Octax NaviLase laser system for all laser procedures.
Watch Dr. Oliver Sterthaus story here.