EmbryoScope – Video Monitoring for Embryos
CRGH continues to be at the forefront of innovation within the field of IVF. As such, we give patients the option of culturing their embryos in the EmbryoScope and EmbryoScope+ incubators, which have been scientifically proved to improve clinical outcomes.
These incubators, the world’s most popular time-lapse system, allow uninterrupted culture of embryos, ensuring the most stable of environments whilst generating images of the embryos at defined time intervals. This enables embryologists to observe potential aberrations in embryo development that would otherwise be missed when using conventional incubation techniques, thus enhancing the selection of embryos for transfer, cryopreservation and biopsy.
The time-lapse system also generates a KIDScore for each embryo to aid in the decision-making of which embryo to select. This score is not only based on the morphology, but also the cleavage pattern and morphokinetics of the embryo which all correlate with implantation outcome.
A randomised control trial performed by Rubio et al. in 2014 comparing culture and selection using the Embryoscope documented an increase in ongoing pregnancy rate of 23% and a reduction of early miscarriage by 36%. Indeed, preliminary data at CRGH has also suggested that culture of embryos in the Embryoscope results in a higher percentage of euploid blastocysts.
Please discuss with your Consultant if you are interested in the use of the EmbryoScope as part of your treatment cycle.