Embryo culture using conventional incubators does not allows the embryologist to see all stages of embryo development. However, thanks to time-lapse embryo monitoring systems, nowadays incubators allow us to see each stage of embryo development in detail. As a result, embryos can be selected more accurately, thereby increasing the chances for implantation.
Conventional vs. time-lapse embryo culture
By Emilio Gómez Sánchez BSc, PhD (senior embryologist), José Muñoz Ramírez BSc, MSc, PhD (senior clinical embryologist), Mark P. Trolice MD, FACOG, FACS, FACE (reproductive endocrinologist), Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc (embryologist) and Sandra Fernández BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 09/13/2018