Details of embryos cultured

New system to study the evolution of embryos

Written by: Top Doctors®
Published: | Updated: 18/08/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The conservation techniques of embryos grown outside the mother's uterus, for those who decide to undergo artificial treatments in order to have a child, are increasingly exhaustive and reliable. As the Clinic Tambre recalls, an expert in assisted reproduction techniques, nowadays the embryos kept in the laboratory are observed once a day to minimize their exposure to the environment and have them always in the incubator with controlled and constant conditions. However, the center warns, "this limits the information we have about embryos.". It is logical to think that how much more information you have about a more accurate process can be the decision that is taken later. In this line, the clinic presents the Primovisión as a tool that provides a lot of information about the evolution of embryos that their experts have in cultivation because it can help them "determine the destiny of each one of them".

The Primovisión is a camera that is placed inside an incubator and controlled by a computer. This device makes a series of photographs during the embryo culture , with the time interval between the snapshots (from 5 minutes to 1 hour) that is decided. "These photographs are of such low intensity that they are not harmful to the embryo," clarifies the clinic. "After all the captures are analyzed with software, so we can observe the evolution of all the embryos individually."

With Primovisión, this new IVF incubator ( Fertilization in Vitro ), "we have achieved very good results", explains the clinic. The advantage offered by these new systems is the amount of information they provide on each of the embryos , avoiding having to manipulate the plate when removing it from the incubator. "All this information we must learn to use it to help us in our day to day and to know more about the different stages that an embryo crosses", conclude the experts from Tambre.

Source: Clínica Tambre
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
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*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection


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