Embryo metabolism as a marker for IVF success
Millions of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures are carried out every year, but clinical success is rather low. Selecting an embryo that will successfully implant and lead to a live birth has proved challenging. To address this problem, the EU-funded Embryospin project proposes to develop a novel method that assesses the embryo’s metabolic activity. The method is based on micro nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), a miniaturised version of NMR instrumentation ideal for point-of-care medical diagnosis. Embryospin offers a novel biomarker for embryo vitality, which is expected to increase the chances of pregnancy, significantly reducing IVF cycles.
Fields of science
- medical and health sciencesclinical medicinegynaecologyreproductive medicine
- medical and health sciencesclinical medicineobstetrics
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringsensors
- medical and health sciencesclinical medicineembryology
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