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1. Biopsy Medium

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Biopsy Medium Intended use Biopsy Medium is for blastomere biopsy of cleavage stage embryos for preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Background Biopsy Medium is ready-to-use and has been formulated without calcium and magnesium ions to facilitate the process of blastomere biopsy. The medium has been tested and used routinely in different clinics around the world since 1999. [Read more.]

2. Acidified Tyrodes Solution

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Acidified Tyrodes Solution Intended use Acidified Tyrodes Solution is for drilling of the zona pellucida. Background Empirical research has suggested that embryos having a thick zona pellucida have a better prognosis for implantation after assisted hatching. Acidified Tyrodes Solution is ready-to-use and designed to chemically etch or drill holes in the zona pellucida to facilitate hatching or the process of blastomere biopsy. [Read more.]

3. Liquid Paraffin

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Liquid Paraffin Intended use Liquid Paraffin is used as an overlay to help stabilise pH and reduce evaporation during culture procedures in IVF and ICSI. For use in insemination procedures in microdrops. Background When using the microdrop technique for ICSI or culturing of oocytes/embryos, it is necessary to cover the microdrops with a hydrophobic substance that can help to stabilize pH and prevent evaporation of water from the microdrops. Liquid Paraffin is a ready-to-use oil product designed for IVF and ICSI procedures. The raw material is light liquid paraffin Ph.Eur. 4Ed. pre-washed with Universal IV [Read more.]

4. SynVitro Hyadase

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SynVitro Hyadase Intended use SynVitro Hyadase is for the removal of the cumulus complex and corona radiata surrounding the oocyte in preparation for ICSI. Background Prior to the ICSI procedure, the cells of the cumulus and corona radiata must be removed in order to facilitate access to the oocyte and minimise contamination of the injection needle. SynVitro Hyadase is a ready-to-use hyaluronidase product designed for denudation of oocytes. The raw material is pharmaceutical grade hyaluronidase from a non-bovine source. SynVitro Hyadase does not contain human serum albumin (HSA) or antibiotics. A randomi [Read more.]

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