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2011-04-07 19:03:35

People who use in vitro fertilization to conceive children often have leftover embryos and must decide whether to store them, dispose of them or possibly donate them for research. A new process developed by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine allows these people to make this decision in the privacy of their own homes "” without any interaction with clinic personnel or scientists who might benefit from the research. "There is concern that conflicts of interest and...

2011-04-05 06:55:00

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Life Agency, Inc. today announced that it has added California Fertility Partners to its Assisted Reproduction Insurance Program® (ARI) preferred provider network. Together, with California Fertility Partners, Pacific Fertility Center-Los Angeles and The Diamond Institute IVF Center-New York, ARI continues to offer some of the best financial solutions in the country for the ever-rising costs of in vitro...

2011-01-20 15:08:00

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Life Agency, Inc. today announced that it has added Pacific Fertility Center-Los Angeles to its Assisted Reproduction Insurance Program® (ARI) preferred provider network. Together, with Pacific Fertility Center-Los Angeles and The Diamond Institute IVF Center-New York, ARI continues to offer some of the best financial solutions in the country for the ever-rising costs of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments,...

2010-12-01 00:37:31

Clinical research by Chicago-area infertility specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, reveals increased embryo quality and higher live birth rates with in vitro fertilization when the follicular fluid is in an ideal temperature range. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Maintaining the temperature of follicular fluid in an ideal range during the in vitro fertilization (IVF) egg retrieval procedure can improve IVF live birth success rates, according to a clinical study conducted by the Advanced...

2010-10-12 08:05:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Incept BioSystems, Inc. ("Incept"), a privately-held biomedical device company using patented, microfluidic technology developed at the University of Michigan, announced today the completion of the first U.S. human clinical trial of its proprietary, SMART Start((TM)) Embryo Culture System, and the recent submission of a 510(k) application to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration ("FDA"). A decision as to market clearance for the device is...

2010-10-04 19:38:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Geoffrey Sher of the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) applauded the selection of Britain's Robert Edwards, recipient of this year's Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Edwards' work led to the first "test-tube" or IVF baby, Louise Brown, born in July 1978 in Britain. Since her birth, more than 3 million children have been conceived worldwide with the aid of in vitro fertilization. "For the Nobel Prize to go to the founder of IVF,...

2010-02-24 09:45:26

And also compared to pregnancies achieved after non-IVF fertility treatment Women who become pregnant with a single fetus after in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have an increased risk of a stillbirth, according to new research out today (Wednesday). The study of over 20,000 singleton pregnancies, published in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1], found a four-fold increased risk of stillbirths for women who had IVF/ICSI...

2009-10-20 07:17:00

DENVER, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) announced today a clinical pregnancy success rate of 77% for patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS), an ongoing IRB approved clinical study. The IVF pregnancy success rate is about 30% worldwide. In May of 2007, CCRM began the CCS study, which screens for all 23 pairs of chromosomes in a few cells removed from the embryo on day 5 or 6 of...

2009-09-30 07:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Incept BioSystems, Inc. ("Incept" or the "Company"), a privately-held biomedical device company using patented microfluidic technology developed at the University of Michigan, announced today that it has initiated the first U.S. human clinical trial of its proprietary SMART Embryo Culture System. The microscale SMART technology platform is designed to improve the in vitro manipulation, performance, and viability of embryos for the treatment of...

2009-03-24 08:42:01

Many couples who have trouble conceiving a child have turned to a process known as in vitro fertilization. The resulting embryos are then transferred back into the woman or placed in storage. More than 400,000 embryos are currently in storage in the United States. The quality of the egg is often the single greatest factor in the viability of the embryo, yet fertility experts lack a good method for assessing the eggs.Barry Behr, PhD, HCLD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at...


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