In the different sections you will find educational presentations, white papers, scentific summaries 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Our supporting embryologists have visited, taught and learned from IVF-clinics around the world. They have collected the best tips & tricks on how to optimise your vitrification procedure using Rapid-i Vitrification System. Download the guide to get access to this welth of knowledge.
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.
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.
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.
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 presentation embryologist and former lab director Jaco Geyer from Vitrolife talks about the value of quality control and quality assessment in the IVF lab.
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.
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.
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 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.