Imagine if we could watch your embryos growing all the time, so that we could see what happened even in the middle of the night: with time lapse technology that is exactly what we can offer you now.
Traditionally during an IVF cycle, the embryos are removed from the incubator once a day for a very limited period of time in order to assess their development. IVF has been performed like this since the very first case. It is extremely important that the embryos remain in a stable environment supplying the temperature and gas requirements necessary for optimal development. This means that when the embryologist needs to assess the embryos they must perform their assessment as quickly and accurately as possible and return the embryos to the incubator.
With time lapse technology the incubator has a camera taking photos every few minutes on multiple planes in order to build a ‘video’ of the embryo development. This means that not only can the embryologist see events that occurred throughout the day and night, but the embryos do not have to be disturbed and can benefit from a stable environment all the time.