Time Lapse Embryo Culture
Time Lapse Tecnology
What does Time Lapse technology embryo culture consist of?
Assisted reproductive technology is constantly evolving, with new research, new diagnostic and culture systems, etc.
At IREMA we have the most advanced technology, such as the Time Lapse incubator for embryo culture. This type of incubator provides us with some advantages that we did not have until recently.
It is a state-of-the-art incubator, in which the developing embryo is photographed every five minutes, in eleven different shots, allowing us to have a film of its evolution during the days it is in culture.
The Geri time lapse incubator provides us with different and important advantages:
• The culture is continuous and we do not have to remove the embryos from the incubator to observe them daily under a microscope, so their conditions will be more stable, without variations in temperature or pH. In this way, the embryo will have a better development.
• It detects at any time any change that occurs in the embryo. Important aspect, for example, to assess fertilization, since it occurs within a certain range of hours, and not always at the same times.
• We can observe the kinetics of the embryo, and thus select it, without relying solely on morphology. The optimal embryo has certain division rates, and everything that differs from these rates implies a decrease in its implantation capacity, which is why it helps us in embryo selection.
• In addition, artificial intelligence is currently becoming increasingly important, thanks to which we can compare our embryo with the development of thousands of other embryos whose implantation capacity is known; with which the system will be able to automatically indicate which embryos have a greater capacity to implant in the mother’s uterus.
• And of course, the video can be exported and delivered to patients so that they can have images of the first divisions of their embryos.
At IREMA we have the GERI Time Lapse incubator, made up of different independent chambers for each user, which allows us to ensure that there is no variation in temperature or pH in the embryos of a patient when we are working on another case.
All this translates into increased success rates compared to classical embryo culture. Therefore, it improves the results of in vitro fertilization techniques.