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In vitro fertilisation (IVF)

Delve into all the details of the main technique in fertility treatment and its main applications. We bring you the latest advances from the hand of our experienced professionals. The processes, tests and investigations involved in the meticulous work of the IVF laboratory.

Day 3 embryo cuture

Day 3 embryo cuture

From the moment of fertilization, the embryo’s first divisions have been the oocyte responsibility, as the DNA and proteins synthesis took place before fertilization. Therefore, day 3 of embryo culture represents the end of a […]

What happens to ova that have not fertilised?

What happens to ova that have not fertilised?

During assisted reproduction treatment, the ova and spermatozoa need to be transported to a laboratory where they are united using one of two methods: conventional in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). During IVF, ova and spermatozoa […]

Reasons to cancel and embryo transfer

Reasons to cancel and embryo transfer

One of the most exciting times during a treatment of assisted reproductive is the Embryo Transfer. After carrying out all the laboratory processes, microinjection (ICSI) or insemination (IVF) and embryo culture, among others, it is […]

ROPA treatment or how two moms share motherhood

ROPA treatment or how two moms share motherhood

He’s name is Iker, he’s nine months old and two moms who adores him. Ana and Lucia thought that the love they share couldn’t be bigger and, when their little miracle arrived, they discovered that […]

What posible complications can be given in the embryo transfer?

What posible complications can be given in the embryo transfer?

The aim of any assisted reproductive treatment ends with embryo transfer. This is the gentle placement of the embryo in the uterine cavity. Is the key moment of the entire procedure, embryologist and gynaecologist working […]

Mumps and male infertility

Mumps and male infertility

Mumps, what is it? Parotitis, more commonly known as “mumps”, is a contagious viral disease that affects one or both parotid glands (major salivary glands) situated behind the ascending rami of the mandible. It is caused by the mumps […]

Estrogens: What are they, what is their function and what benefits can they bring?

Estrogens: What are they, what is their function and what benefits can they bring?

What are oestrogens? They are also sex hormones, along with progestogens and androgens. They come from the cholesterol’ s metabolism and are produced mainly in the ovaries and placenta, and, in smaller quantities in the …

Time-lapse in assisted reproduction. Current situation

Time-lapse in assisted reproduction. Current situation

What is Time-Lapse in in vitro fertilization, IVF? Time-lapse technology (TTL) consists of monitoring embryonic development and making a film of embryonic evolution by means of a video camera introduced either in a conventional incubator […]

What is the embryologist role in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment?

What is the embryologist role in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment?

The retrieval of the oocytes from the follicular fluid marks the beginning of a series of events the purpose of which is to achieve a pregnancy and a later birth of a healthy baby. This […]

Fertilization failure

Fertilization failure

Fertilization is a key step in sexual reproduction, is the union between a healthy egg and sperm, giving place to a zygote: the first cell of a living person. In the assisted reproduction lab, fertilization […]

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