Laser Embryo Hatching Chennai India.
Short introduction on the fundamentals of laser embryo hatching technology.
Laser assisted kind of hatching is one advanced lab method designed specifically to improve reproduction. Reproduction here related to technological reproduction procedures such as IVF and ICSI among others. Around any egg, there is shell namely zona pellucida. This is one shell that plays a vital role in fertilisation. This particular cell allows only the penetration of one sperm. No more no less.
Detailed procedure of the sperm infiltration.
Later, at the cleavage stage, which takes place after fertilisation, the zona hardens. The reason behind this change is to keep the cells in the egg bound together. Therefore this change is perfectly normal and expected.
What does this mean? It simply means that the embryo has to force its way out of the zona for it to embed itself on the uterine walls. The entire process takes place during the first two to three days after the embryo has transfer has taken place and it is at the blastocyst stage. Constant expanding and contracting of the zona is what aids the embryo in getting out and allowing the blastocyst to hatch.
The importance of embryo hatching technology to hatching labs.
In case you are wondering where the laser embryo hatching technology comes in, here you go. Culture processes in IVF and other technological reproduction labs face one major challenge. The zona hardens much faster in comparison to the natural pregnancy process. This makes it almost next to impossible for the embryo to implant.
Many would therefore jump into conclusion that the laser helps the embryo break out and that is all. No! The embryo has to escape zona through a process known as hatching which if not undergone properly could lead to implanting failures. This could lead to lack of achieving pregnancy. Therefore, laser embryo hatching involves delicately drilling a hole in the zona pellucida to aid the embryo in coming out.
The whole process mainly involves a precision laser beam that is focused on the zona pellucida to make a small hole of between ten to twenty microns. This effectively enables embryo hatching. Please note, this is best done before embryo transfer as it helps increase the probability of pregnancy success by improving the rate of implantation.
When compared to older less effective methods of using acidic medium to make openings on the zona, laser technology is twice fold efficient. Especially so regarding the fact that human input rarely affects the result. The laser is pre-programmed and that is what runs the whole process determining the level of success in return. Also consider applying laser technology on thawed embryos to increase the success rates.
People who stand to benefit from laser hatching technology.
The laser technology not only benefits artificial ways of reproduction. Some humans too with varied but pregnancy related conditions stand to benefit immensely. The first group of women is those with three day embryos with an extra thick zona, women aged 37 and above who are more prone to harder zonas, women with high follicle stimulating hormone levels, patients that in earlier IVF cycle had low fertilisation rates, those undergoing technological reproduction tactics for the first time as well as those who understand the implications and want to willingly undertake in the procedure.
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