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Research Instruments receives European patent for RI Witness system

Research Instruments receives European patent for RI Witness system

Research Instruments Ltd, a company that develops cutting edge technology and biomedical equipment for use in the Assisted Reproduction (AR) sector, today announced the company has been awarded a European patent for their RI Witness system. It's the first to issue from a portfolio of patents filed for RI Witness. [More]
Women who underwent uterine transplantation adjust to sudden restoration of fertility

Women who underwent uterine transplantation adjust to sudden restoration of fertility

In October last year the Gothenburg, Sweden, group of Mats Bra?nnstro?m announced the world's first live birth following the transplantation of a donated uterus. [More]
Study highlights medical, health care challenges faced by African American lesbian or bisexual women

Study highlights medical, health care challenges faced by African American lesbian or bisexual women

More than one third of African American lesbian or bisexual women reported a negative experience with a heathcare provider and many of those women did not seek medical care the next time they were ill, according to a study published in LGBT Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
Higher obstetric risk identified in ART pregnancies not linked to poorer academic performance in children

Higher obstetric risk identified in ART pregnancies not linked to poorer academic performance in children

The academic performance of children conceived by assisted reproduction techniques (ART) is no better or worse than that of spontaneously conceived children when assessed at the ninth grade of their school education. [More]
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany forms Global Fertility Alliance with Illumina and Genea

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany forms Global Fertility Alliance with Illumina and Genea

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials today announced the formation of the Global Fertility Alliance, a new collaboration to advance excellence in fertility technologies and processes within the assisted reproductive treatment (ART) laboratory. [More]
New imaging technique may improve testicular sperm extraction, reduce trauma during surgery

New imaging technique may improve testicular sperm extraction, reduce trauma during surgery

In the middle of Europe nearly every sixth couple in the reproductive age is involuntarily childless, in 50% due to male infertility. In about 10% of all infertile men azoospermia is diagnosed, i.e. no spermatozoa are found in the ejaculate. [More]
Panorama SNP-based non-invasive prenatal test can detect complete molar pregnancy

Panorama SNP-based non-invasive prenatal test can detect complete molar pregnancy

Natera, Inc., a leader in non-invasive genetic testing, today announced a study published in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology demonstrating that the Panorama single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) can identify a complete molar pregnancy in the first trimester. [More]
Leeds scientists examine benefits of hyaluronic acid in helping improve IVF success rates

Leeds scientists examine benefits of hyaluronic acid in helping improve IVF success rates

Scientists from the University of Leeds are investigating whether a molecule usually found in moisturisers and skin creams could improve IVF success rates in the UK. [More]
Cryoport net revenues increase 44% to $1.2 million in fourth quarter 2015

Cryoport net revenues increase 44% to $1.2 million in fourth quarter 2015

Cryoport, Inc. today announced financial results for the three and twelve-month periods ended March 31, 2015. [More]

Linkam and Cambridge IVF work on the development of new protocols for sperm testing

IVF is becoming increasingly important as fertility and birth rates fall in developed countries. Ensuring patients get the right treatment is important both from an emotional and financial perspective... [More]
Positive data from two studies analyzing Good Start's test for inherited diseases presented at ACOG 2015

Positive data from two studies analyzing Good Start's test for inherited diseases presented at ACOG 2015

Good Start Genetics, Inc., a commercial-stage molecular genetics information company, today presented data from two studies analyzing detection rates among patients at in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics who underwent carrier screening for inherited diseases. The studies were presented at the 2015 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists being held in San Francisco, Calif. [More]
Kallistem achieves complete human spermatogenesis in vitro for treatment of male infertility

Kallistem achieves complete human spermatogenesis in vitro for treatment of male infertility

Kallistem, which develops innovative cell culture technologies in reproductive biology, today announces a world first: human spermatogenesis in vitro. At the end of 2014 the company was able to produce fully formed human spermatozoa in the laboratory setting, using patient testicular biopsies containing only immature germ cells, or spermatogonia. [More]
Researchers develop new IVF technique to improve fertility treatment

Researchers develop new IVF technique to improve fertility treatment

For couples struggling to conceive the old-fashioned way, in vitro fertilization (IVF) provides an alternate route to starting a family. When eggs are mixed with sperm in test tubes, the fertilized eggs to grow into embryos that can be implanted inside the uterus of a woman who will carry them to term. [More]
Study pinpoints how body clock genes could lead to recurrent miscarriages

Study pinpoints how body clock genes could lead to recurrent miscarriages

Researchers at the University of Warwick and UHCW have discovered how body clock genes could affect women's ability to have children. [More]

New approach to improve IVF treatment

Women who have difficulty getting pregnant often turn to in-vitro fertilization (IVF), but it doesn't always work. Now scientists are taking a new approach to improve the technique by studying the proteins that could help ready a uterus for an embryo to implant in its wall. [More]
RMANJ acquires IVF New Jersey

RMANJ acquires IVF New Jersey

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, a world-renowned leader in the field of infertility, today announced the strategic acquisition of IVF New Jersey Fertility and Gynecology Center, one of the largest fertility centers in New Jersey. [More]
Study shows that de novo mutations can be detected in human in vitro fertilized embryos using PGD

Study shows that de novo mutations can be detected in human in vitro fertilized embryos using PGD

Reprogenetics, the largest U.S. genetics laboratory specializing in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), announced today the publication of new clinical data in the March issue of Genome Research demonstrating that de novo single base mutations can be detected in embryos after in vitro fertilization (IVF). [More]
Jefferson, RMA of Philadelphia announce clinical partnership

Jefferson, RMA of Philadelphia announce clinical partnership

Jefferson announced today its clinical partnership with RMA of Philadelphia, merging the expertise of two outstanding groups of reproductive specialists on its Center City campus. [More]
Study: ICSI technique no better than conventional IVF

Study: ICSI technique no better than conventional IVF

The use of an assisted reproduction technique known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) doubled between 1996 and 2012, although compared with conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF), use of ICSI was not associated with improved reproductive outcomes, according to a study in the January 20 issue of JAMA. [More]
Maternal age and successful egg freezing with PGS: an interview with Dr. Santiago Munné

Maternal age and successful egg freezing with PGS: an interview with Dr. Santiago Munné

The leading cause of of pregnancy loss or infertility is chromosomal abnormality or imbalance, where extra genetic material is present or some is missing - what’s called aneuploidy. This imbalance leads to the inability to produce viable embryos or pregnancy. [More]
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