Visualisation of the mitotic spindle
This method allows the right timing of fertilisation of the egg and accurate location of the mitotic spindle to avoid damage to it. This is a completely non-invasive method that is based on monitoring maturing eggs with polarized light microscopy.Book a consultation
What is the mitotic spindle?
The mitotic spindle is a small structure inside the egg that is responsible for the correct distribution of genetic information during cell division. This is why it is essential for successful fertilisation.
Visualization of the mitotic spindle increases the success of fertilisation
With visualization of the mitotic spindle, we only begin ICSI and PICSI methods of fertilisation when the egg is completely ready. This increases the chance of fertilization and successful development of the embryo, while also reducing the risk of damage to the mitotic spindle due to micromanipulation.
The visualisation is performed using the Spindle Observation System from Nikon. This method maximizes the success of the IVF cycle in groups of patients in which a small number of eggs are obtained, or in which fertilisation failure or incorrect embryo development have occurred in the previous cycle.
The method can also be successfully used for social freezing.
Other laboratory methods
ICSI is the injection of sperm directly into an egg. This significantly increases the chance of fertilisation.More information
We can increase the chances of pregnancy by selecting only the best quality embryos for transfer. We can identify these through continuous monitoring in EmbryoScope.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