21:46 9th December 2017 | Transport IVF
Transport IVF was first developed and tested by Plachot et al. in France and by Feichtinger and Kemeter in Vienna.
It involves the transport of oocytes (mature ova/eggs) from a clinic to an IVF lab. Once they reach the IVF lab they can be fertilised and cultured.
The resultant embryos are then transported to the original clinic for transfer. Highly trusted incubators, known as gamete transporters, are used for the transport process.
These trusted incubators are carried by embryologists who also perform egg collection and embryo transfer or alternatively by trained personnel for transfer across clinics.
What is the Purpose of Transport IVF?
When a private or public hospital partners with a fertility clinic such as Bridge Clinic, high quality assisted conception services can be provided at an affordable cost.
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All our laboratories have an internationally-accredited (ISO 9001:2015) Quality Management System, the only one of its kind in the country.
Bridge Clinic voluntarily submits all our data annually to be audited by Alexander Forbes.
We also have a long-established partnership with the foremost IVF clinic in Europe: IVF Centre Prof. Zech.
Our results speak for themselves: our treatments have resulted in one baby being delivered every three days.
What are Bridge Clinic’s Objectives for Transport IVF?
The objectives are as follows:
Criteria Partners Need to Meet
Partner Selection Criteria
To be selected, partners need to have the following basic laboratory equipment and materials for Transport IVF:
IVF laboratory management
Bridge Clinic also offers a laboratory management service.
Allows existing laboratories to be taken over by us and upgraded to international standards of quality and to be able to handle the procedures required for transport IVF.
• New equipment and material installed
• Experienced personnel hired
• Existing personnel trained up
• ISO-accredited quality management system implemented
• The facility is rebranded as an accredited Bridge Clinic laboratory
• Becomes part of our transport IVF network
Which procedures take place at the Partner Clinic?
The egg collection and embryo transfer are then transported to the fertility clinic, for example, Bridge Clinic, where oocytes, fertilisation and culture of resultant embryos take place.
Benefits of Transport IVF
Transport IVF services are not limited to infertility treatments; oncologists and cancer patients can also benefit.
Nigeria has high rates of cervical cancer and cancer in general, the treatment of which can lead to problems with fertility for patients.
Our IVF laboratories offer cryopreservation services, allowing patients to freeze eggs and sperm for a later date. Patients avoid the infertility risk of their cancer treatment and can treat their cancer aggressively.
Our IVF laboratories are also able to conduct PGT on potential embryos, allowing patients to proactively screen embryos for specific diseases.
For example, sickle-cell anaemia affects over 150 000 newborns in Nigeria annually, with only 5% surviving past ten years old. These tools allow patients to screen for this disease.
Transport IVF services allow parents to screen potential children for:
• Sickle-cell anaemia
• Cancer risks
• Chromosomal abnormalities/Aneuploidy
• 13 other genetic disorders
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