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Kay Elder & Brian Dale
In Vitro Fertilisation: 4th Edition This extensively updated new edition provides an indispensable account of modern in-vitro fertilization practice, building upon the popularity of previous editions. The authors initially give a comprehensive review of the biology of human gametes and embryos, before outlining basic to advanced IVF techniques. New developments in practical techniques and understanding are discussed, including in-vitro maturation, vitrification, preservation of fertility for cancer patients, stem cell technology, preimplantation genetic testing, and the role of epigenetics and imprinting. The revised introductio... [Read More]
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Zsolt Peter Nagy (Editor), Alex C. Varghese (Editor), Ashok Agarwal (Editor)
New Book - In Vitro Fertilization: A Textbook of Current and Emerging Methods and Devices (2nd ed. 2019 Edition) Now in its revised and expanded second edition - including over 20 new chapters - this comprehensive textbook remains a unique and accessible description of the current and developing diagnostic and treatment techniques and technologies comprising in vitro fertilization (IVF). Arranged thematically in sections, each chapter covers a key topic in IVF in a sensible presentation. Parts one and two describe the planning, design and organization of an ART unit and IVF laboratory and equipment and systems, respectively. The sections that follow provide detailed descriptions of IVF tec... [Read More]
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Michael Carroll
Clinical Reproductive Science Description The comprehensive and authoritative guide to clinical reproductive science The field of clinical reproductive science continues to evolve; this important resource offers the basics of reproductive biology as well as the most recent advance in clinical embryology. The author - a noted expert in the field - focuses on the discipline and covers all aspects of this field. The text explores causes of male and female infertility and includes information on patient consultation and assessment, gamete retrieval and preparation, embryo culture, embryo transfer and cryopreservation. ... [Read More]
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Nagy, Zsolt Peter, Varghese, Alex C., Agarwal, Ashok (Eds.)
Cryopreservation of Mammalian Gametes and Embryos: Methods and Protocols This volume provides a comprehensive and technical presentation of numerous aspects of reproductive cell tissue cryopreservation, and presents readers with current procedures and detailed discussions of novel techniques and the latest innovations. The chapters in this book are divided into five parts and cover subjects such as: immature oocyte cryopreservation, human sperm vitrification and slow-freezing, directional freezing of ovarian tissue, automated vitrification systems, and detailed protocols on popular and commercially available cryopreservation/vitrification systems. Written in the hi... [Read More]
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Sandro C. Esteves, Alex C. Varghese, Kathryn C. Worrilow
Clean Room Technology in ART Clinics: A Practical Guide The Basics. Construction. Operation and Monitoring. Quality Management in Clean Room ART Units. Clean Room/Controlled Environment Technology in IVF: Clinical Results and New Developments. International Experience: Case-Studies. Features Reviews the benefits and effectiveness of High Efficiency Air Filtration (HEPA) Discusses volatile organic compounds filtration and the importance of room humidity Reviews gases for embryo culture systems and incubator VOCs Summary Regulatory agencies worldwide have issued directives or such requirements for air quality standards in embryology laborato... [Read More]
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 Organization and Management of IVF Units: A Practical Guide for the Clinician 1st ed. 2016 Edition by Steven D. Fleming (Editor), Alex C. Varghese (Editor) Bringing together the latest information on the organization, management and quality of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) units, this is the first true field guide for the clinician working in assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Divided thematically into four main sections, part one discussed the establishment and organization of the IVF unit, including location, design and construction, practical considerations for batching IVF cycles, and regulations and risk management. Part two, the largest section, covers the many aspects of overall quality management and its implementation – staff... [Read More]
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Manish R. Pandya, Vijaykumar Chelur N.
The Techniques of IVF Made Easy The Techniques of IVF Made Easy covers each step of IVF technology, endocrinology, embryology and ultrasonography in a simple, systematic and practical way. The book consists of 32 chapters, covering all aspects of in-vitro fertilisation, including ovarian stimulation protocols, equipment and culture systems used, and the characteristics of oocytes. Specific procedures are covered in detail including embryo culture, sperm processing and selection, insemination procedures, the evaluation and grading of embryos, cryopreservation of gametes, embryos and tissues, embryo transfer procedures and end... [Read More]
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K. Elder M./Van den Bergh/ B, Woodworth
Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving in the IVF Laboratory Maintaining consistent and reliably high success rates is a daily challenge for every IVF laboratory. This step-by-step guide is an essential aid in navigating the complex maze of physical, chemical, biological, and logistic parameters that underpin successful gamete and embryo culture: temperature, pH, osmolality, gas supplies, air quality, light exposure, infections, managing supplies, personnel, as well as overall quality control. Numerous real-life troubleshooting case reports are presented, identifying all aspects necessary for troubleshooting. Process maps and flow charts accompanying ea... [Read More]
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Alex C Varghese, PhD, Peter Sjoblom, PhD, K. Jayaprakasan, MRCOG, PhD
A Practical Guide to Setting Up an IVF Lab, Embryo Culture Systems and Running the Unit Provides a complete review of the latest knowledge on how to set-up an IVF unit, detailed description of various embryo culture systems to give the best outcome in the day-to-day practice and finally the various organizational and quality control aspects The origin of the book stems from this need of present time. The authors have tried to assemble a group of international experts to make each chapter as a guide for both inexperienced and experienced IVF professionals for setting up a new clinic and running an existing unit in an efficient and effective way. The authors have adopted a systema... [Read More]
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Giovanni Coticchio, David Albertini, Lucia De Santis
Oogenesis Comprehensive, visually stunning review of oocyte medicine and biology. The authors of the chapters are distinguished authorities in their respective areas of competence.  The oocyte is the largest and most mysterious cell in the body of mammalian organisms. Through its growth and maturation, it reaches extreme levels of specialization, while maintaining at the same time a condition of totipotency. Its unique ability, in co-operation with the spermatozoon, to give rise to a fully developed organism formed from hundreds of different tissues and myriads of individual cells has inspired... [Read More]
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