Patients qualifying for an IVF programme may be interested in taking advantage of innovative scientific achievements to increase the chances of success:
A method used in the in vitro fertilisation procedure consisting of intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection into the egg cell after a detailed morphological assessment of the sperm head for the presence of vacuoles at ca. 6000 x magnification. The procedure is intended for couples with several failed in vitro attempts, miscarriages and extremely low sperm counts.
The system is based on the stop-motion technique allowing the round-the-clock monitoring of embryo development under stable conditions, from the moment of fertilisation until the last day of in vitro culture. Thanks to a detailed analysis of the embryo development at every stage, it is possible to select the embryo with the best developmental potential and thus the highest chance of achieving a pregnancy for transfer. The advantage of using the time lapse method is the ability to manage an embryo culture and monitor it under stable conditions without having to remove the embryos from the incubator. The system makes it also possible to record a commemorative movie on a CD/DVD disc depicting the embryo development from the moment of fertilisation until the last day of culture.
During the procedure, a laser incision is made into the zona pellucida surrounding the embryo facilitating its hatching and implantation. The procedure is intended for couples with several failed in vitro attempts, where no implantation took place, in cases of over-thickened zona pellucida of an embryo as well as in Patients above the age of 40.
A tissue adhesive designed for embryo transfer. It contains a high concentration of hyaluronan, a naturally occuring substance in the womb, the fallopian tubal fluid as well as the follicular fluid and thus increases the chances of implantation (nesting) of the transferred embryos in the uterus. Its effectiveness has been documented in clinical research.
Freezing causes the metabolism and the aging process of the cell to stop. Thus, the “age” of the egg cells after freezing remains the same as the Patient’s age on the day of their collection, which may significantly contribute to the treatment success. It has been proven that the Patient’s age is one of the most important prognostic factors when trying for a baby. Using frozen egg cells also allows to avoid ovarian stimulation, which puts a strain on the patient’s body.