Ruskinn Technology of Sony Pencoed, South Wales was showing off its new Ac-tive® IVF system (Assisted Conception Total In Vitro Environment) at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting earlier this week. The company claims that their device results in higher conception rates.
From the press release, titled “New IVF “lab in a box” increases clinical pregnancy rates by 50%”:
The state-of-the-art gas controlled device mimics ‘inutero’ conditions for all IVF manipulations in a single workstation. According to Ruskinn, recent clinical trials in Denmark have demonstrated an increase in clinical pregnancy rates by up to 50% in an already successful IVF laboratory using the Ac-tive workstation.
According to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the average IVF success rate (take home baby rate) for women under 35 years of age is 29.6%1. Using the Ac-tive IVF workstation, IVF clinics could potentially increase their “take home baby rate” by 50% – from a successful 29.6% to a possible 44.4%. Ac-tive results in the production of less stressed embryos, which suggests improved implantation in the uterus and ultimately increased pregnancy rates.
Replicating the entire in-utero environment in a single, controlled-atmosphere workstation, Ac-tive delivers a stable, optimal atmosphere which simulates the environment of the human body and creates optimal conditions for embryo
culture. This means all IVF procedures – from oocyte retrieval through to embryo transfer, and including embryo culture and selection – take place in a single, stable biological atmosphere.
The Ezee Sleeve™ Bare-hand System provides ‘hands in’ access to the workstation, enabling all processes to be carried out without disturbing the carefully controlled environment.