Technology

Our onsite laboratory is equipped with highly advanced up-to-date technology and expertise in Assisted Reproduction. Recent advances include, among others:
The Fertility Quality Control (FQC) system: A system which is unique in that it enables us to provide 3 dimensional photographic images of eggs and embryo on a daily basis.

These images may be stored together with valuable data which can be used for future reference. The system is also telemedically linked to Denmark on a 24 hour basis. This means that we are able to obtain expert opinions and assistance where this is deemed necessary.

Laser Assisted Hatchings a system that uses laser rather than acid or mechanical procedures to help embryos hatch if the wall (zona) surrounding them is too thick. This increases the chances of the embryo surviving and attaching to the uterus. The use of LAH is a very recent development. To our knowledge we are currently the only clinic in South Africa that offers LAH.

Cryopreservationis a process through which embryos can be frozen and stored for future use. We have our own Cryopreservation facility which means that embryos not used in a particular cycle can be preserved for future use. An ovarian tissue Cryopreservation program has recently been introduced.

Blastocyst Cultureis a process of advanced embryo development requiring specialized laboratory care and significantly increases pregnancy rates. 

 

News

Progress with PGD for Sickle Cell prevention
Studies in Denmark and Belgium.

Good IVF success rates after single embryo transfers
Transferring one IVF embryo, followed by a second, is almost as likely to result in a pregnancy as transferring two at a time.

IUI workshop
At University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

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