A Practical Guide to Setting Up an IVF Lab, Embryo Culture Systems and Running the Unit

A Practical Guide to Setting Up an IVF Lab, Embryo Culture Systems and Running the Unit

By: Peter Sjoblom (author), K. Jayaprakasan (author), Alex C. Varghese (author)Hardback

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This book is a complete guide to setting up an IVF laboratory. Beginning with an introduction to the history and the basics, the following chapters take clinicians through the full set up and management process, from air quality control and cryopreservation facilities, to morphological embryo assessment, sperm processing and selection techniques, to document management systems. A separate chapter provides an update on semen analysis based on World Health Organisation (WHO) standards and interpretation of results. Written by an extensive author and editor team from the UK, Europe and the USA, this practical manual is invaluable for embryologists and IVF specialists planning to set up and manage an IVF laboratory successfully. Key points *Practical guide to setting up and managing an IVF laboratory *Provides step by step process *Includes chapter on semen analysis based on WHO standards and interpretation of results *Extensive author and editor team from UK, Europe and USA

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Alex C Varghese PhD Montreal Reproductive Centre, Canada; Founder, LifeInvitro Ltd, Nottingham, UK Peter Sjoblom PhD Unit Manager, Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction (NURTURE), Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK K Jayaprakasan MD DNB MRCOG PhD Subspecialist and Honorary Associate Professor in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Consultant Gynaecologist, Royal Derby Hospital and NURTURE, University of Nottingham, UK


* The IVF Laboratory: A Historical Perspective * What Makes an IVF Laboratory Successful? * Establishment of an ART Clinic: Location, Construction and Design * IVF Culture Systems: An Overview * Air Quality Control in Reproductive Laboratories * Designing and Operating Cryopreservation Facilities * Factors to Consider When Setting Up a PGD Laboratory * Quality Management * Practices and Principles and their Impact on the Function of the Laboratory * Micromanipulation Systems and Operations in an IVF * Morphological Embryo Assessment and Embryo Selection * Adaptation of a Universal Procedure for Cryopreservation of Different Developmental Stages: Is it Conceivable? * Semen Analysis Based on New WHO Standards and Interpretation of Results * Sperm Processing and Selection Techniques in an IVF/ICSI * Molecular Genetics Techniques for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis * Batch In Vitro Fertilization Program * Laboratory Information and Document Management Systems * Future Developments

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/07/2013
  • ISBN13: 9789350905166
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9789350905166
  • weight: 550
  • ISBN10: 9350905167

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