Embryo culture medium: which is the best?
Michelle Lane, David K Gardner
BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH CLINICAL OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007
With the growing move in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics to transfer fewer embryos to women, there is an increasing reliance on the IVF laboratory to maximize embryo viability. Subsequently, there is justified scrutiny on the culture system and the media used to sustain the human embryo in vitro. The transfer of fewer embryos to patients also creates an increased dependence on the ability to cryopreserve embryos successfully. Therefore, in addition to the ability of a culture system to produce a single top-quality embryo for transfer, it is also necessary to enhance the cryotolerance of sibling embryos so that they can survive freezing or vitrification. Therefore, when examining which c..View full abstract