“The only way to get good stuff out is to put good stuff in. It’s not just what happens in the IVF lab that affects the number of healthy calves you produce, but what happens before and after too. Factors to consider are the nutrition and hormone treatment of your donors and recipients, the quality of the semen and the skill of your OPU-practitioners too.”
And once in the IVF lab, the environment of the embryo – i.e. the media, dishes and vials – have to be high quality too. All dishes and vials should be tested to make sure they won’t be toxic to the embryos. In many cases homemade and stock-based media aren’t checked as thoroughly as they should be, are stored in toxic plastic containers, and contain serum. This all leads to fluctuating conditions for the embryos, and more risk of harm. The simplest way to avoid this is to go with a product you trust, which has been thoroughly tested to keep the conditions consistent and the quality high.”
So there you have it – a few top tips to get you ready for IVF in 2018. For more personalised advice on how to get started in IVF in your practice, contact us today, and one of our friendly team will be in touch with you shortly.