We incorporate the state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technologies in our assisted reproductive laboratory to allow every embryo to develop to its fullest potential. Our laboratories have been equipped with clean room technologies using high efficiency purification of air (HEPA) system since 1998.
In 2010, we replaced our traditional bulky incubators with all table top incubators. This new generation of incubators is specifically designed for IVF. Fluctuations in temperature and pH (acidity), along with high (20%) oxygen concentration as found in ambient air are known to adversely affect the growth of human embryos in the laboratory. Using pre-mix certified gas with low (6%) oxygen content, table top incubators provide a more embryo friendly environment with a more rapid temperature recovery, tighter pH control, and lower oxygen toxicity than traditional large box incubator. This translates into less stress and more optimal growth for your embryos. It is just another example of our commitment to bring the latest technological improvement into our laboratory and our goal to achieve the best possible clinical outcome for our patients.
We introduced assisted hatching and intracytoplasmic injection in our laboratory since 1995 with our first ICSI baby born in 1996. In collaboration with molecular genetic laboratories including Reprogenetics, Genesis Genetics, Reproductive Genetics Institute and others, we have been performing embryo biopsy and preimplantation genetic screen (PGS) for spontaneous abnormal chromosomes (aneuploidies), as well as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of specific genetic mutation on human embryos since 2004. We are now offering vitrification of oocytes for fertility preservation.