New at the clinic: EmbryoScope+
Thanks to monitoring under the EmbryoScope, we can identify the best quality embryos, which we then use for transfer. Embryos are continuously monitored by a camera that automatically scans individual embryos, without the need for risky manipulation during the entire culture process up to embryo transfer.
Our new EmbryoScope+ is equipped with a KIDScore module designed to support the embryologist's decision when choosing embryos suitable for transfer and vitrification. The system assigns scores to embryos based on their statistical viability. A number of criteria are considered to determine the score.
We have a total of 3 Embryoscopes at the clinic, so we can meet the high demand of all our patients. All our EmbryoScopes newly provide a mixed atmosphere. As a result, culture conditions even more closely approximate the environment in a woman's uterus.
Comparison of conventional and continuous monitoring in IVF:
- The doctor pulls the embryos out of the incubator at certain time intervals and evaluates their development under the microscope.
- He/she then returns them to the incubator.
- The microscope scans the embryo continuously.
- The microscope is placed directly in the incubator, so there is no need to move the embryo.
- Stable environment for embryo development.
- Less risk of an accident and contamination.
Advantages of continuous monitoring
- The embryos remain in a stable environment ensuring “undisturbed development“.
- The microscope scans the embryo 24 hours a day.
- Data from the microscope is processed by a computer, where the embryologist has complete documentation and can reverse engineer embryo development.
- This makes it possible to detect errors in cell division.
- Doctors can then better select the best quality embryos for transfer to the uterus and freezing.
Other laboratory methods
ICSI is the injection of sperm directly into an egg. This significantly increases the chance of fertilisation.More information
The PICSI method is an improvement of the ICSI procedure. Only specifically selected sperm are used for fertilisation and these are injected directly into the egg. PICSI increases the chances of pregnancy and reduces the risk of miscarriage.More information
In the absence of live sperm in the ejaculate, there is the possibility of obtaining sperm surgically from the epididymis (PESA or MESA) or testis (TESE).More information
This method is used to disrupt the protective envelope (outer shell) of the embryo in order to make it easier to implant (nest) in the uterus.More information
Testing the genetic makeup of embryos before transfer to the uterus reduces the risk of birth defects.More information
Methods of infertility treatment
IVF using donor eggs
If a woman cannot conceive and her partner's sperm are healthy, we use donor eggs fertilised with the partner's sperm.More information
IVF using donor embryos
Donated eggs and donated sperm are used for in vitro fertilisation.More information
IVF using donor sperm
For couples who cannot conceive naturally and the woman's eggs are healthy, we can use donor sperm from a suitable anonymous donor to fertilise the eggs.More information
IVF using own eggs
We recommend IVF if the couple cannot conceive naturally.More information