Our on-site laboratory offers world-class technology, time-saving convenience, and peace of mind.
The reproductive laboratory team at NRM makes every effort to create an in-vitro environment for our eggs and embryos as similar as possible to the conditions inside the fallopian tubes and the uterus. Using the most sophisticated media and incubation equipment available, we work to ensure that embryos in our care develop in a quality-controlled, optimal environment.
Embryos growing inside a uterus are protected from potentially toxic compounds in the air by the human body. When an embryo is growing in a culture dish in the laboratory, we must provide that level of protection for the embryo in the best manner possible. In order to achieve this goal, the Laboratory at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine was built with low emission construction materials and installed a large air handling unit to purify the air before it enters the laboratory. We utilize a ‘Life Aire’ filtration system, which passes the air through high-efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filtration, volatile organic compound (VOC) filtration, and then ultra violet light. Not only is the air filtered and sterilized, but this system also provides positive pressure in the IVF laboratory which helps prevent dust from entering the laboratory through doorways and other openings to best provide an environment free of dust and chemicals.
Our patient’s embryos are maintained in next generation Planar and Esco benchtop incubators which are designed to maintain consistent culturing environments for optimum temperature and pH control and which are able to return rapidly (within a minute) to this optimum environment after embryo viewing. NRM embryologists use the precision Saturn V active laser, which enables safe and precise blastomere and trophectoderm biopsies, as well as assisted hatching. This remarkable system reduces error and provides a safe, rapid and precise approach to embryo procedures. Our Research Instruments and Narishige micromanipulation apparatus allows for accurate and atraumatic intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). All of our equipment is computer-monitored with a Sensaphone system for safety. Staff and patients alike are able to watch their embryos on procedure room monitors which communicate wirelessly with the embryologists work stations.
With this advanced technology, combined with our skilled embryology staff, NRM strives to give you the best possible chances of reproductive success. We’re here for you!
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