SPECIAL LABORATORY METHODS

Freezing of reproductive cells

Vitrification

Vitrification is a technique of freezing reproductive cells, in which the cells are rapidly frozen to -196 ° C in a few seconds. During vitrification, cryoprotective agents are used to protect the cells from frost damage.

The success rate of thawing the cells after vitrification is 95%.

What can be frozen by vitrification?

This very fast freezing method allows us to freeze eggs and embryos as well. Cells are preserved for future use due to this method.

When is freezing of gametes suitable?

This method is most commonly used for freezing embryos that are generated within the IVF cycle and are not immediately used. At present, there is an increasing emphasis on lower number of embryos for transfer and due to freezing of the remaining embryos, the chances of success within one stimulation grow. Vitrified embryos are stored for clients for possible future cycles at our clinic. It is also possible to freeze female sex cells for social freezing. People often decide to do social freezing for health reasons or because they want to start a family at a later age.