After fertilization, the fertilized egg (i.e. zygote) goes through several stages until it becomes a blastocyst and is therefore ready for implantation. Thus, in IVF cycles, opting for blastocyst embryo transfer can prevent embryo implantation failure and increase the success rates.
Culture to blastocyst: process day by day
By Blanca Paraíso M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Héctor Iván Izquierdo Urdinola M.D. (gynecologist), Joel G. Brasch M.D. (gynecologist), Manuel Muñoz M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 02/14/2018