Educate yourself 

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.

Oocyte retrieval

Sperm handling

 EMBRYO CULTURE

The road to successful ICSI

'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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Vitrolife Labware - for improved culture conditions

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.

Amino acids and ART

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.

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Ways to minimise stress to facilitate viable embryo development

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.

Time-lapse

Webinar:
'AI in time-lapse - automatic grading of human blastocysts'

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.

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What do patients think about time-lapse and what is the real impact for them?

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.

Time-lapse for all patients in a UK government funded programme

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. 

Webinar:
'Making the right choice - the importance of streamlined embryo evaluation'

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. 

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Time-lapse culture triggers new requirements on embryo culture media

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.

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A guide to understanding time-lapse nomenclature

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.

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Using efficiencies from time-lapse technology to reduce the cost of IVF

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. 

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Embryo transfer

EmbryoGlue - for improved take-home baby rate

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 increases take-home baby rate

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.

Webinar:
'Optimising transfer outcome
with the use of EmbryoGlue'

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.

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How a physiologically based embryo transfer medium facilitates increased live birth 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.

Vitrification

Genetic testing

Webinar:
'Current and future trends in PGT-A - incorporating PGT-A into the IVF journey'

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.

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PGT-A and mosaicism - the good, the bad and the ugly

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. 

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Quality control

Webinar:
'How to create optimal culture conditions by paying attention to quality control'

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. 

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The value of quality control and quality assurance - it's in the details

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. 

 

Establishing a new fertility centre - investing in laboratory technology

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.

Reprotoxicity - how safe are your embryos?

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.