INVO

INVO: Development of the embryos in the woman’s own body

INVO offers the same success rates as incubating the embryos in the laboratory

INVO: Development of the embryos in the woman's own body

We want to help you get pregnant, but we also want your experience throughout the whole process to be as positive and participatory as possible. It is with this goal in mind that at EUGIN we offer our patients the opportunity to use INVO, a device which allows the future mother to take part in the development of her own embryos (whether from her own eggs or those of a donor) inside her body.

INVO can be used for in vitro fertilisation –cycles, whether with one’s own eggs or donor eggs, and offers the same successful outcome as conventional treatments. The way it works is simple: once the necessary samples to generate embryos (sperm and oocytes) have been obtained, or once the eggs have been inseminated in the laboratory, the samples are placed in the device which in turn is inserted into the woman’s vagina, where it will remain for two to three days. During this time, the woman can lead a virtually normal life. All she needs to avoid is intercourse, taking baths, or flying during the days she is wearing it.

When fertilisation occurs, it will be the mum-to-be’s own heat that will provide the best conditions for the embryos to develop properly. Once they are ready, the physician will remove the INVO device from the woman’s vagina to retrieve the embryos, and then transfer them into her uterus, where they will be implanted in order to start developing.

 

A safe and effective device

The safety and effectiveness of INVO was presented at the latest congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), one of the major international authorities on assisted reproduction. At this important medical association’s last annual meeting several scientific papers were presented confirming it.

The device allows the future mother to participate directly, and in person, in the development process of her own embryos.
It minimises external intervention during the embryo’s development, and in some cases, during fertilisation.
It will be the future mum’s own heat that will provide the best conditions for the embryos to develop correctly.

INVO is placed, together with a diaphragm, in order to ensure correct placement and prevent
expulsion of the device from the vagina.

Collecting the samples for embryos
Samples are collected to generate embryos (sperm and eggs).

Insemination
The eggs are inseminated in the laboratory or two samples are collected (sperm and eggs) and inserted in the INVO.

INVO Preparation
The samples (sperm and eggs) or the inseminated eggs are inserted into the INVO.

2 to 3 days 2 to 3 days
INVO Placement
The INVO is placed in the woman’s vagina, where it will remain between 2 and 3 days.

With INVO now in place in the woman’s body, she should avoid:

  • Having sex
  • Taking baths
  • Travelling by plane

Retrieving the embryos from INVO
After 2-3 days, the device is removed and the embryos are retrieved for subsequent transfer.

Transfer
Once the embryos have been retrieved from the INVO, these will be transferred, but this time, into the future mum’s uterus.

INVO: Development of the embryos in the woman's own body
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Collecting the samples for embryos. Samples are collected to
generate embryos (sperm and eggs)
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Insemination. The eggs are inseminated In the laboratory
or two samples are collected (sperm and eggs) and inserted in the INVO
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INVO Preparation. The samples are inserted (sperm and eggs) or the inseminated eggs Into the INVO
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INVO Placement. The INVO is placed in the woman's vagina, where it will remain between 2 and 3 days
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Retrieving the embryos from INVO. After 2-3 days, the
device is removed and the embryos are retrieved for subsequent transfer
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Transfer. Once the embryos have been retrieved from the INVO, these will be transferred, but this time, into the future mum's uterus
Last Updated: January, 2017
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