Reproductive specialists are always looking for ways to improve outcomes for patients, and nowhere do improvements come more rapidly than in the realm of in vitro fertilization. However, while pregnancy rates using IVF have risen over the past decades, even patients with the best prognosis do not always achieve a pregnancy, so there is still room for improvement.
Time-lapse microscopy is a relatively new technology that is being used in some IVF laboratories to monitor embryo development. This technology uses a special microscope that takes pictures of the embryos every 15-20 minutes! This allows observation of the embryo over the course of its development. Reproductive endocrinologists and embryologists around the globe are hoping that these systems will improve their ability to overcome infertility. Click here to read the full article.
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