Due to its resemblance to a mulberry.
Camaras within the incubator take a series of photos of the first hours of the embryo’s life.
In the future, this technique could improve the chances of pregnancy.
Time-lapse is innovative laboratory equipment that allows photographs of the embryo to be taken at any time, from the first hours of its development to the moment it is transferred to the uterus.
Thanks to this advanced technique, images of the embryo can be obtained and its development closely monitored, without altering the optimum conditions for its development. The photos are taken by a camera within the incubator, without having to open the incubator and disturb the embryo whenever we want to observe its morphology.
The embryo continues its fascinating development within a safe and comfortable environment, whilst we can observe these exciting moments from the outside. This process is carried out during the first days of the embryo’s life: once the oocyte is fertilised, it starts to divides into increasingly smaller cells, until it is transferred to the uterus. Despite the fact it has still not been proved that this tool improves the clinical results of an in vitro fertilisation, the use of Time-lapse in the future may help improve the chances of pregnancy.
At Eugin, we didn’t hesitate to make this technology available to our clients, being very clear about its current use and closely following the latest research into its potential benefits in the future.