FERTILITYINFO – Technology and the Lab

Research

Spindleview and KIDSscore: Providing a Better Chance of Success in IVF

November 20, 2020

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…

Read More

TRIO is the First Fertility Clinic in Canada to use a Revolutionary New Technology That Can Evaluate Egg Quality

September 9, 2020
Sample of the Violet Report. Shows profile page, images of eggs and viability and information page.

Many patients have asked us why they can get an idea of their ovarian reserve — or egg quantity — in an Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) test, while there is no way to predict an egg’s quality or its reproductive potential. Violet™— a new tool developed by futurefertility.com offers new scientific insight and transparency about the…

Read More

Fresh Embryo Transfer vs Frozen Embryo Transfer Q&A

September 7, 2020

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.,…

Read More

Genetics and Early Pregnancy Loss

By Dr. Sony Sierra

July 16, 2020

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…

Read More

PGT-A: State-of-the-Art Technology that gives Patients a Better Chance of Success

October 25, 2019

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…

Read More