FERTILITYINFO – Technology and the Lab


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…

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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…

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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…

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Dr. Dan Nayot talks about Spindleview and Embryoscope

December 14, 2018

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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FAQ’s about current research projects aimed at improving ART’s

By Jim Meriano, Director, Embryology Lab at TRIO

December 4, 2018

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 and Embryoscope: Providing a Better Chance of Success in IVF

November 15, 2018

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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