New IFV technology helps couple conceive

Washington: A newly developed technology, embryoscope, has revolutionised in-vitro fertilization (IVF) by allowing pictures to be taken of embryos every few minutes without disturbing them in their incubators.

Traditionally the problem with IVF was that doctors had to check embryos once a day to see if they are viable, however, the process is very tricky, as embryos have to be kept at 37 degrees and in an environment with proper concentration of gases in order to survive, Fox News reported.

Dr. Nina Desai, of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, said that embryos are extremely dynamic and change, which reflect a lot about the competence of an embryo to implant on the uterine wall.

More than 100 patients at the Cleveland Clinic have been able to start families because of this high-tech tool; it is now being used at 14 other medical centers across the country.