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Project ID: Q5RS-2002-00784
Funded under: FP5-LIFE QUALITY
Country: France

Monitoring of oocyte viability after cryopreservation using genomic tools

We have developed an Oocyte Viability Molecular Signature (OVMS) assay for monitoring cryo-preservation and oocyte manipulations. The data obtained demonstrated that the polarization of maternal transcripts inside the oocyte could be used as a new and original method to monitor oocyte viability after manipulation and/or cryo-preservation and will help in cryo-preservation protocol refinement. OVMS assay is therefore a nice complementary approach for the evaluation of oocyte viability both before and after a cryo-preservation procedure, and may substitute visual and staining methods, and to heavier functional evaluations.


Patrick J. BABIN, (Professor)
Tel.: +33-5-40008776
Fax: +33-5-40008915
Record Number: 44412 / Last updated on: 2007-08-22
Information source: e-TIP
Collaboration sought: Available for consultancy, Further research or development support, Information exchange/Training
Stage of development: Scientific and/or technical knowledge (basic research)