Journal article

The Alpha consensus meeting on cryopreservation key performance indicators and benchmarks: proceedings of an expert meeting

Basak Balaban, Veronica Bianchi, Virginia Bolton, Ana Cobo, Thomas Ebner, David Edgar, Martin Greuner, Stanley Leibo, David Mortimer, Zsolt Peter Nagy, Lodovico Parmegiani, Tammie Roy, Alan Thornhill, Lisbet Van Landuyt, Pierre Vanderzwalmen, Matthew Tex VerMilyea, Maureen Wood

REPRODUCTIVE BIOMEDICINE ONLINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

This proceedings report presents the outcomes from an international workshop designed to establish consensus on: definitions for key performance indicators (KPIs) for oocyte and embryo cryopreservation, using either slow freezing or vitrification; minimum performance level values for each KPI, representing basic competency; and aspirational benchmark values for each KPI, representing best practice goals. This report includes general presentations about current practice and factors for consideration in the development of KPIs. A total of 14 KPIs were recommended and benchmarks for each are presented. No recommendations were made regarding specific cryopreservation techniques or devices, or wh..

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