Each year the IETS Data Retrieval Committee presents their annual report on global bovine embryo transfer (ET) statistics. They recently released the 2016 figures, and the numbers show an interesting trend away from traditional
We all know the benefits of switching to IVF (more efficient and flexible embryo production, shorter generation-intervals, lower semen volumes, to name just a few) and we’re seeing increasing numbers of ET facilities adding
Ask anyone working in an IVF laboratory, and they will tell you that working with quality, consistent materials is right at the top of their priority list. No-one wants to spend their time double-checking
The World’s largest dairy breed association – Holstein Association USA – has announced funding for a research grant program focused on advancing the profitability and health of Holstein cattle through genetics. The research may
There might be hope yet for endangered rhinos after South African scientists unveil the first Cape buffalo to be produced via in vitro fertilisation. The buffalo bull calf, named Pumelelo, was born in South Africa’s
1. A surprisingly long shelf-life: all IVF Bioscience media are manufactured with a minimum 12 month shelf life. 2. Our unrivalled manufacturing standards give you peace of mind - every batch undergoes pH, sterility,
Selecting the correct oocyte maturation transportation vial has a significant impact on embryo development. A recent study conducted at the University of Copenhagen revealed that choosing the right vial material (plastic/glass) and corresponding optimal number of
The power of genetic information is becoming increasingly relevant to modern cattle breeding practices. An embryo biopsy of just a few cells can now be amplified and genotyped, yielding a huge amount of genetic information.