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Latest Oocyte cryopreservation Stories

2008-12-08 08:26:28

Currently there are about 500,000 frozen, stored embryos in the United States. The debate about what to do with a frozen embryo after a couple is finished having children may be more complicated than it appears. In the largest study of its kind, 1,000 fertility patients shed light on the dilemmas couples face as they decide what to do with unused frozen embryos. Most people studied felt responsible for the leftover embryos, but more than half were opposed to implanting the embryos into anyone...

2008-11-07 09:00:24

ROCKLAND, Mass., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, announced the launch of the Human Oocyte Preservation Experience (HOPE) Registry surrounding next week's 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). The HOPE Registry is the only comprehensive national patient registry in the United States designed to study the safety and efficacy of oocyte cryopreservation procedures, commonly known as egg freezing....

2008-10-24 18:00:43

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The day of true reproductive freedom for women has arrived. A new scientific study confirms the efficacy of a revolutionary egg selection and freezing process that, at long last, offers women a viable and reliable fertility preservation option. Developed and clinically tested by the scientists at ReproCure, a vanguard genetics products company, this process increases the live births derived from a cryopreserved egg almost seven-fold over the field's...

2008-09-30 12:00:48

Dr. Paul Magarelli from the Corona Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility (CIRMF), the Inland Empire's full-service and personalized reproductive center, will offer the Celebration IVF Plan, a complete round of in-vitro fertilization for just $6,000 - less than half the typical cost of the reproductive treatment. The affordable fertility plan will be offered during the months of October, November and December as a thank you to the Inland Empire community for its support. Couples...

2008-07-30 15:01:17

The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) announced today an increase in in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates to 80 percent from its Institutional Review Board-approved clinical preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) study involving comprehensive screening of all 23 pairs of chromosomes on day five embryos (blastocysts). In May 2007, CCRM commenced this innovative, world first clinical study, which screens for all 23 pairs of chromosomes on a few cells removed from the...

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2008-07-09 09:05:00

A new study found frozen embryos are just as healthy as fresh embryos when it comes to weight, risk of birth defects, and premature deliveries. Danish researchers presented their findings Tuesday during a meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Researchers studied 19,000 babies, and discovered frozen embryos added no risk of birth defect because only the strongest survive the freezing and thawing process. Dr. Anja Pinborg, a researcher at the Copenhagen...

2008-07-01 21:00:19

By Vianna Davila, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 1--Stanford University researchers said they are one step closer to accurately predicting if in vitro fertilization will result in pregnancy, according to a study released Tuesday. The study, published in the Public Library of Science journal, identifies factors that will indicate with 70 percent accuracy the chances of pregnancy after a single round of in vitro fertilization, or IVF. In vitro fertilization is a process by which...

2008-06-30 00:02:27

By Heather May, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 29--Some women who don't have cancer but want to delay childbearing also want to freeze their eggs. The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine at the University of Utah emphasizes the option for cancer patients, but will provide it for other women after they have been counseled about the chances, costs and risks. "This is not a medical or commercial enterprise on our part," U. infertility doctor Kirtly Jones wrote in an e-mail. "We would...

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2008-06-15 15:10:00

WHEN HE HEARD THE DIAGNOSIS -- prostate cancer, surgery needed -- Neal Rosenblum was crushed that the treatment would destroy his ability to have more children. Now a year later, the self-employed Hollywood engineer and inventor lives cancer-free, and he and his wife last week tried for a baby through in-vitro fertilization using his sperm frozen before the surgery left him sterile. Rosenblum, 41, is one of a growing number of young cancer patients freezing sperm and eggs in case surgery,...

2007-04-18 09:00:44

In an effort to evaluate the efficiency of oocyte vitrification (the ability for a woman to freeze her eggs for later use), Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) is conducting an ongoing study of women interested in freezing their eggs through vitrification. This study has received renewed approval by an Investigational Review Board (IRB). FCI is the first fertility practice in the Chicago area to receive such an approval. In addition, FCI has recently been awarded an Independent Medical...


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