Fakih IVF unveils new fertility technology
Dubai, April 16, 2013
UAE-based fertility clinic Fakih IVF announced it has secured EmbryoScope, a groundbreaking technology that gives couples with fertility problems better chances of becoming parents.
The Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based fertility treatment centres are the first in the Middle East to secure the technology that is now considered the next big thing after IVF and ICSI, a statement from the clinic said.
The EmbryoScope is a new and revolutionary incubator with a built-in camera that takes periodical pictures of the embryos as they grow and has completely changed the way embryos are selected.
With this cutting-edge incubator, it is no longer necessary to take the embryos out of the incubator in order to observe them, keeping them undisturbed at ideal temperature and moisture levels. This causes less stress for the embryo.
Moreover, its automated time-lapse imaging system captures a picture every 20 minutes, allowing embryologists to observe the growth of each embryo in more detail from the moment of fertilisation until maturity (approximately 5 days), and enables them to choose the best embryos for transferring to the uterus. In doing so, the chances of a successful pregnancy are greater than what was previously possible, the statement said.
Dr Michael Fakih, medical director of Fakih IVF, said: “EmbryoScope is truly revolutionary. We are proud to have this technology which will contribute to the continuous improvements applied in our IVF treatments offered in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Beyond the medical advantages offered by this new technology, it also provides the expectant couple with a recorded film of their future baby’s life.”
Without this technology, the embryos are monitored once after fertilisation and again on the day of embryo transfer, leaving out important details that can be used to choose the healthiest embryo.
“Now with EmbryoScope, we are supplied with imperative information as we monitor the growth of the embryo from day one, when it is just one cell, to a mature embryo (blastocyst) that has divided into over 100 cells. The complete video of five days of recording can be watched in less than two minutes,” Dr Fakih added. – TradeArabia News Service
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