The EmbryoScope™ is a special incubator that has 15 built-in cameras, capable of taking pictures of your embryo several times an hour.
These pictures are then combined to create a time-lapse video showing the embryo’s development right up to the blastocyst stage. The images are then analysed by our embryology team using specialised software to assess which embryos possess the highest implantation potential.
When embryos are developed in a standard culture incubator, they are typically removed from the incubator each day at fixed points, to assess their development. This means that we are removing the embryo from the optimal, controlled conditions of the incubator.
In contrast, incubators with time-lapse technology have integrated microscopes and camera systems. They guarantee a constantly optimal atmosphere with stable temperature, air and humidity conditions, which plays a crucial role in the undisturbed development of embryos.
The EmbryoScope™ allows our embryology team to carry out crucial assessments without removing any embryos from the incubator. This gives our team a highly detailed analysis of your embryos 24/7 while keeping them in the optimal incubator conditions, enabling us to identify the embryos with the highest potential for pregnancy.