Cook Medical has announced a unique new catheter for helping move embryos into the uterus through cervical mucus and blood. The Guardia Pro Protective Embryo Transfer Catheter makes cervical flushing or aspiration unnecessary prior to embryo placement.
From the press release:
The Guardia Pro’s outer sheath protects the embryo through entry and then opens in petals to further advance the inner transfer catheter allowing placement of the embryo in the uterine cavity.
Additionally, the transfer catheter also incorporates Cook’s Microvol™ technology that decreases the volume of fluid required for embryo transfer helping lessen the likelihood of embryo migration and allowing more accurate embryo placement.