The majority of losses that happen early in pregnancy are due to random genetic error or “aneuploidy”. This can happen when an egg that has an abnormal number of chromosomes is fertilized (meiotic error), or if there is a multiplication or division error in the number of chromosomes after fertilization (mitotic error). Both can happen…

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PGT-A, formerly known as PGS, allows us to test the chromosomes of embryos before they are transferred into the uterus. Why is this important? Because at least half, if not more, of the embryos produced in any IVF cycle have a chromosomal abnormality. PGT-A technology insures only chromosomally normal embryos will be transferred. Without the…

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TRIO’s Dr. Dan Nayot talks about two cutting-edge technologies used by the TRIO lab to provide our patients with a better chance of success in every IVF cycle. Click on the video below to learn more. For more information about Spindleview and Embryoscope visit our blog post: Spindleview and Embryoscope: Providing a Better Chance of…

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1. Why are you doing lab research? It’s important to remember that today’s ART technologies — ICSI, PGT-A, vitrification, egg freezing and even IVF — were all research protocols before they were used clinically. Lab research continues to refine these existing methods and to find new tools that will improve treatment and ultimately, pregnancy rates.…

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Spindleview/Oosight Spindleview, also called “Oosight”, is a computerized high power microscope that allows the embryologist to see the internal structure of each retrieved egg (oocyte) or embryo. This is cutting-edge technology used by the TRIO lab in two important ways: First, to visualize the spindle of each egg very accurately when performing ICSI (injecting one…

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Ever wonder about the differences between a fresh embryo transfer and a frozen embryo transfer in an IVF cycle? This month, Jim Meriano, our Chief Embryologist and Director of TRIO’s lab answers your scientific questions; and Dr. Robert Casper, our Scientific Director and a fertility specialist, answers your medical questions. Ask an Embryologist Jim Meriano, B.Sc.,…

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