Vitrification allows cells to be preserved in high quality and viable for future use.
To increase the success rates of IVF treatment, we strive to obtain a higher number of quality eggs with the subsequent transfer of one embryo. The remaining reproductive cells are then treated to maintain the same quality in the long term, depending on individual needs and the development of the treatment.
Due to the susceptibility of the eggs and embryos to damage, we use vitrification, the latest technology for rapid freezing.
Eggs or embryos go through a precise sequence of processes, during which the cells are gradually prepared and protected by cryoprotective solutions. Each step has a set time limit.
Vitrification is a relatively new laboratory method. It was developed in the 1980s as a safer and more effective alternative to what was the traditional slow cryopreservation method (which we still use to freeze less fragile sperm cells). In assisted reproduction, vitrification started to be employed in the 1990s. Since then, it has become a mainstay of modern IVF and the standard method for stable manipulation in the preservation of reproductive cells in personalised IVF treatment.
Vitrification of eggs and embryos is typically on our ‘to-do’ list in our laboratory every day. This means your eggs and embryos are safe and sound with us and preserved until the time is right to use them.
You can discuss your reproductive cell freezing options with our IVF Coordinators, who will guide you through the entire process whether you’re interested in preventative fertility preservation or fertility treatment.
Preimplantation genetic screening and diagnosis — prevention of nesting failure and transmission of genetic defects.
Modern microsurgical sperm collection methods from the testicles and epididymis in the case of low / zero sperm concentration.
Selection of the best quality sperm based on concentration and motility using a microfluidic chip.
Intracytoplasmic injection of sperm directly into the egg in order to overcome barriers and increase chances of fertilisation.
An innovative polarising microscopy method for monitoring egg maturity to determine the correct timing for fertilisation.
Monitored embryo development over 48 hours to select the embryo with the highest potential for implantation.
A real-time embryo development tracking system to select the embryos with the highest potential for nesting.
A special solution for protecting the embryo and facilitating its connection with the uterine lining.
Laser-assisted hatching is a non-invasive method for facilitating an embryo to leave the protective shell and promote nesting.
Asynchronous embryo transfer is a method in which we transfer 2 embryos of different ages to increase chances of succesful implantation.
ERA test, beReady — advanced analytical methods of the genetic profile of the uterine lining to determine the timing of implantation.