The EmbryoScope developed by Unisense FertiliTech won FDA clearance to monitor embryo development continuously for up to 5 days. The instrument features time-lapse image capturing that works without disturbances to the embryo culture. It automatically detects and monitors up to 72 embryos, with 6 patient slides and 12 embryos in each slide. A built-in gas incubator allows fast and accurate regulation of carbon dioxide and oxygen concentrations. A camera collects images of the embryos every 20 minutes at a resolution of 1280 × 1024 pixels.
The incubator is controlled by a fanless embedded PC. It offers an ethernet connection and has a front port for USB storage of the captured JPEG images.
The EmbryoScope helps IVF physicians to easily assess several parameters for embryo selection like the timing of first and subsequent cleavages, the synchrony of divisions and appearance of nuclei after division. It also detects multinucleation throughout the cell division progress.
Press release: Unisense FertiliTech’s EmbryoScope® Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for day 5 culture of human embryos in IVF.
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