- The low-oxygen incubators increase the chances of healthy embryos development and their implantation capacity.
- Increases safety and effectiveness of assisted reproduction treatments.
Valencia (19-09-11).- CREA has incorporated to its embryology laboratory a state-of-the-art system for embryo culture that prevents cell oxidation and possible fragmentation of embryonic DNA, more frequently generated in culture conditions with conventional incubators.
CREA has become the first assisted reproduction center in Spain to exclusively use this technology in all its processes. It is a system of incubators specifically designed to perform embryo culture in a low oxygen concentration, the same that exists by nature inside the mother’s uterus.
This new technology performs embryo cultures in independent chambers, under a sophisticated hypoxic atmosphere, that allows reducing embryo’s oxidative stress and guarantees the stability of environmental conditions.
As CREA’s co-director, Dr. Miguel Ruiz Jorro, has pointed out “these incubators allow the embryonic development in growing conditions more similar to the natural ones, increasing the chances of healthy embryos development as well as its implantation capacity. In this way, it is possible to improve safety and effectiveness of assisted reproduction treatments.”
According to Dr. Ruiz Jorro, “temperature is one of the variables that most affects the rate of embryo´s implantation, for this reason the entire laboratory is equipped with automatic monitoring and continuous temperature systems for each fertilization’s process. In addition specific working protocols have been established”.
CREA’s embryology laboratory also relies on other state-of-the-art techniques and technology systems improving the effectiveness of embryo culture and Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis. Moreover, Laser Systems have been incorporated instead of using chemical methods that might affect the embryonic development. Likewise, all the embryology lab’s lighting is perfectly monitored through a special filters system and led-pal lights to avoid the harmful effect of ultra violet light on the cell DNA that might be generated by other light sources and in not monitored conditions.