Race on for IVF success
AS IVF success rates flatten out the research race is on to find new ways of improving the number of live births from fertility treatment.
Using technology to identify the best embryos, making a woman’s womb more hospitable for a pregnancy, artificial intelligence and looking at bacteria and viruses are key areas being explored.
Director of Clinical Research of IVF Australia, Dr Christos Venetis, is using polarised light microscopy to select the eggs most likely to develop into a healthy embryo. His study, published in Fertility and Sterility Journal, shows for the first time that the type of meiotic spindle of the egg, as seen using non-invasive polarised light microscopy, can help predict the probability of individual eggs forming into a normal embryo.