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How does IMSI work?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 07/20/2018

The IMSI procedure is the same as in ICSI cycles. First, the sperm sample is processed in the lab, and the pellet is resuspended at the adequate concentration. The only difference between IMSI and ICSI is the microscope used to select the sperms morphologically with IMSI. This type of microscope is based on the MSOME technology (Motile Sperm Organelle Morphology Examination), which is equipped with a digital imager.

Once the embryologist selects the best sperms, they are transferred to the ICSI plate and taken to a conventional microinjector to fertilize the eggs.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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