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Chapter 34 - Embryo Culture by Time-Lapse: Selection and Beyond

from Section 6 - Embryo Assessment: Morphology and Beyond

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 August 2023

Markus H. M. Montag
ilabcomm GmbH, St Augustin, Germany
Dean E. Morbeck
Kindbody Inc, New York City
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One of the most innovative changes to the practice of human embryo culture was the introduction of sophisticated time-lapse imaging (TLI) systems that eventually became part of the incubation unit. TLI allows continuous, uninterrupted monitoring of embryo development. Embryo selection at either the cleavage or the blastocyst stage using algorithms developed with tens of thousands or more of embryos with known implantation is robust and repeatable. The technology has continued to evolve, with improvements to the physical technology as well as software enhancements, including artificial intelligence (AI)-based embryo selection algorithms and machine learning.

Principles of IVF Laboratory Practice
Laboratory Set-Up, Training and Daily Operation
, pp. 251 - 254
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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