In vitro fertilisation (IVF)

GCT: Genetic Compatibility Test to avoid passing hereditary diseases

Our Genetic Compatibility Test (GCT) based on next-generation DNA sequencing analyzes more than  600 or 3000 disorders.

For a person with an hereditary disease, eliminating the chance of passing that disease on to their children becomes a desire as well as the very best gift they could give them. Sometimes, parents don’t even know they are carriers of a disease. A person with an hereditary disease will pass it on to his or her children. Sufferers carry a heavy weight upon their shoulders because they are aware that they will pass on health issues to their children and that this will have a negative impact on their quality of life or lead to premature death. In most cases, we are carriers of one recessive disease or another, but our health is not affected by it. However, there is the possibility that we might pass that disease on to our children.

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2021-04-19T18:37:32+02:001 de April de 2021|0 Comments

All you wish to know about embryo vitrification

Vitrification allows us to preserve embryos and have them in the future. This technique was incorporated into assisted reproduction and superseded the rest of cryopreservation techniques due to its simplicity and effectiveness.

Is there a difference between freezing, cryopreservation and vitrification?

In biological terms, we
speak of freezing a cell or embryo, when keeping it at low temperatures […]

2021-03-01T13:58:20+02:001 de March de 2021|0 Comments

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 phase in which the oocyte has been responsible for most of the embryonic development to give way to the entity […]

2021-05-07T13:09:59+02:0012 de February de 2021|0 Comments

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 are brought into close contact so that a spermatozoon can penetrate the ovule ‘naturally’ and generate fertilisation. It is a mainly […]

2021-02-08T15:31:25+02:002 de February de 2021|0 Comments

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 time to transfer the selected embryo.

However at times it is not possible to transfer the
embryo and we must cancel or […]

2021-02-04T10:56:01+02:001 de February de 2021|0 Comments

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 this love was huge.

After giving it lots of thoughts and with knowing the experience some other friends who had already set the […]

2021-03-26T10:28:46+02:001 de February de 2021|0 Comments

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 together.

Embryo transfers can be done in a fresh cycle, that is, transferring the embryo after in vitro development in day […]

2021-01-25T17:36:31+02:0025 de January de 2021|0 Comments

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 virus and typically affects children and teenagers, although it may also cause infections in sensitive adults. In general, the disease […]

2021-02-11T10:07:13+02:005 de January de 2021|0 Comments

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 adrenal glands.

What is the role of oestrogens?

Estrogens influence countless organs and tissues. Its main action occurs in the endometrium, […]

2021-01-04T17:35:48+02:004 de January de 2021|0 Comments

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 or incorporated in a special incubator. A special software
reconstructs the images and allows us to view the development of the embryos.

It is often […]

2021-02-24T12:37:24+02:0027 de December de 2020|0 Comments
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