Laser Assisted Hatching

Most people are familiar with the fact that most couples who reach the point in an ART cycle when embryos are transferred to the uterus, will not achieve a pregnancy. Even when presumably high quality, fertile eggs are used, such as in egg donation, over half of couples are still left disappointed each cycle.

After a fertilized egg is transferred to the uterus, several things must happen:

    • ✔   The embryo must break out of the zona pellucida (usually just called the zona) which is a hard protein shell that surrounds it.
    • ✔   The embryo must then burrow into the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium) and continue to grow there.

With the help of Laser beam, a small hole in made in zona pellucida helping the embryo to hatch.

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