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Latest Oocyte cryopreservation Stories

2009-06-30 11:14:44

 Transferring just one embryo at a time to a woman's womb after embryos have undergone preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and freezing at the blastocyst stage has become a real option after researchers achieved pregnancy rates that were as good as those for blastocysts that had not had a cell removed for PGD before freezing. Their results mean that it will be possible to reduce the number of multiple pregnancies after PGD and the consequent complications associated with these...

2009-04-28 08:37:00

MDs Debate Effectiveness of 'Micro IVF,' also referred to as 'Mini IVF' or 'Minimal Stimulation IVF' at FertilityTies.com LOS ANGELES, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Several esteemed reproductive endocrinologists are now weighing in at FertilityTies.com on the subject of the new "Micro IVF," also called "Mini IVF" or "Minimal Stimulation IVF." FertilityTies is the only comprehensive online community and social network providing 24-7-365 support on fertility matters, connecting members with peers...

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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2009-03-19 14:25:54

For the first time, a method of preserving the possibility of conceiving children for females who must undergo cancer treatment that results in infertility has successfully come to fruition, Reuters reported.   A special procedure, developed by specialists at McGill University in Montreal, in which immature eggs ("oocytes") are removed from a woman's ovaries, then the oocytes are induced to mature in a lab dish, and finally they are preserved in a deep-freezer.  The oocytes...

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...


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