VitroLive is in possession of modern, high quality medical and lab equipment in accordance with current European standards. We are a certified clinic, complying with ISO 9001:2008 requirements.
Among the newest achievements we offer to our Patients following solutions:
MSOME technique (Motile Sperm Organelle Morphology Examination) allows us to see the structure of living sperm in a 6000-times and even 8000-times magnification. This makes it possible to determine whether the structure of the sperm is correct and which sperm cell is the best. Sperm with the correct structure not only determines the successful fertilization, but also – to a large extent – is responsible for the right development of the early stage embryo. The possibility of selecting the healthiest and most promising sperm cell and its subsequent use for in vitro fertilization significantly improve the chances of conceiving a child. This also applies to those couples, where the man has a very weak sperm parameters. The results of sperm tests with the use of MSOME technique influence the choice of treatment procedures, e.g. insemination, IVF, ICSI, IMSI-ICSI.
Time-lapse embryo monitoring allows continuous, non-invasive embryo observation without the need to remove the embryo from optimal culturing conditions. The extra information on the cleavage pattern, morphologic changes and embryo development dynamics can help us identify embryos with a higher implantation potential. These technologic improvements enable us to objectively select the embryo(s) for transfer based on certain algorithms.
EmbryoScope and Primo Vision allow the embryologist to follow the whole sequence of embryo development in an undisturbed and ideal environment, without taking them out of the lab’s trusted incubator. We highly recommend them as they:
- ensure unchanging conditions for breeding
- exclude certain anomalies in embryonic development
- enable choosing of the most promising embryo to embryo transfer
- increase the chance of success of IVF/ICSI
- decrease in the percentage of
ICSI-IMSI is a laboratory technique used in IVF treatments which involves inserting sperm into the egg. IMSI (Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection) is a real-time method where sperm is selected before the microinjection takes place. This is done using an inverted microscope that is able to provide much greater magnifying power (around 6000-times) than that normally used in reproductive laboratories (400-times) to carry out ICSI. With this microscope, biologists can see the internal morphology of sperm and discard those with abnormalities. Being able to select sperm without morphological alterations is believed to increase the chances of successful implantation of the pre-embryo and decrease the likelihood of miscarriage.
IMSI may improve the chances of in vitro fertilization and can be used if a couple has performed several unsuccessful IVF attempts.
In our offer you can find an embryo – both sperm and oocytes – cryopreservation to ensure their preservation for the future. We use the latest techniques (including vitrification), thanks to which we preserve the quality of the material and increase the effectiveness of the fertilization that uses it.
Fertility preservation can help those women who do delay childbearing because of their private-life situation and, at the same time, know the curtail role of age for conceiving. Similarly, being diagnosed with cancer can be responsible for loosing fertility, especially in the prime reproductive years, and it is recommended to think about cryopreservation of the oocytes before undergoing oncological treatment. It might be a way to let you have children later on.
In VitroLive we give you a possibility to freeze embryos for a later use. When the Patient is ready to attempt pregnancy (this can be several years later) the eggs are thawed, injected with a single sperm to achieve fertilization, and transferred to the uterus as embryos (with a use of a standard technique known as ICSI). Freezing process stops the metabolism of a cell and its aging. That means that the “age” of a cell after thawing is the same as in the day of freezing which can have an influence of the success of IVF procedure. It is proved that the female Patient’s age is one of the most important prognostic factors in trying to become pregnant. The use of frozen embryos provides another possibility of pregnancy without having to go through the process of ovarian stimulation.
The assessment uses the phenomenon of polarization. The system is based in visualization of spindle apparatus localization. Its use helps to avoid damage to the egg cell during microinjection and reduces the risk of abnormal embryo development after using ICSI fertilization. It also enables a high sensitivity assess of the quality of the oocyte, allowing a biologist to determine the right moment for its puncture or freezing, which significantly affects increase the effectiveness of those procedures.
Assisted hatching is a newer lab technique that was developed when fertility experts observed that embryos with a thin zona pellucida, which coats the embryo, had a higher rate of implantation during IVF. During assisted hatching this zona is thinned or ruptured. This is thought to be helpful for couples with a poor prognosis, and whose embryos are thought to lack sufficient energy to complete the hatching process. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, it may be indicated for women with advanced maternal age (older than 38), two or more failed IVF cycles or poor embryo quality.
PICSI – in-vitro fertilization procedure involving intracytoplasmic sperm injection to the egg cell, using sperms that have the binding capacity with hyaluronic acid. An indication for PICSI is, among other things, HBA test result below normal.