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Chapter 12 - The Changing Culture of Embryo Culture

Advances in the IVF Culture System

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 April 2021

Kersti Lundin
Affiliation:
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg
Aisling Ahlström
Affiliation:
Livio Fertility Center, Gothenburg
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The IVF culture system is constantly being examined for means of modification to further improve conditions for gametes and embryos. Exhaustive research into physiological requirements and responses of these biological cells has provided valuable insight for refinement of culture variables. Extensive testing of conditions, both chemical and physical, has permitted tailoring of the IVF laboratory to the unique requirements of the reproductive cells as well as the needs and preferences of the IVF lab. Furthermore, as with many fields, improved efficiency and automation of normally manual processes within the laboratory is an active area of research. These various endeavors result in an ever changing landscape in the IVF laboratory.

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