Assisted Reproductive Technology is evolving every day. The area of human assisted reproductive technology advances at an astonishing rate. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) includes in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), and frozen embryo transfer (FET). These techniques also apply to oocyte donation and gestational carriers.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have become accepted medical treatments for infertility. Through these procedures, many couples with otherwise untreatable infertility have given birth to healthy babies.
Over recent years lasers have been used increasingly in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory. The procedures for which lasers are now routinely used include laser assisted hatching or thinning, blastomere biopsy, trophectoderm biopsy and polar body biopsy.
The latest addition to the Assisted Reproductive Technology is the Saturn 5™ Active Laser System. Saturn 5™ Active Laser System is the latest cutting-edge ART technology and is the most advanced, safest and fastest laser system for laser assisted hatching in repeated IVF failures and laser assisted biopsies of embryos for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in recurrent missed abortions,IVF failures and to detect genetic abnormalities like Thalassemia, Down’s syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, cystic fibrosis etc in infertile couples’ embryos.
By using Saturn 5™ or Saturn 5 Active™ laser systems, (the highest power lasers currently available), the embryologist can improve the safety of laser procedures compared with lower power systems. The Saturn 5 Active™ offers major new features for easier, safer and faster laser drilling for IVF procedures, benefiting both embryologists and embryos.
The Saturn 5 Active™ directional laser system now comes with the new Biopsy Mode allowing accurate and automated laser drilling along a pre-defined line and Multi-Pulse option making procedures quick, accurate and effortless.
Key Features of Saturn 5 Active™ Laser System
The new Saturn 5™ Directional laser system provides safe and effective laser ablation of the zona pellucida. The Saturn 5™ Biopsy Mode is helping you to advance improvements in biopsy methods; potentially reducing procedure time, and lowering the incidence of blastocyst collapse and the need to mechanically tear off cells. Using the Biopsy Mode, you can draw a straight or curved line along the sample and then select the number and size of the holes on it, then simply “fire”. The laser will ablate exactly along the chosen path. It means you no longer need to move the holding pipette at all. Indeed, for assisted hatching a holding pipette is not required. In short key features of Saturn 5 Active™ laser systems are:
1) Biopsy Mode: New biopsy mode allows accurate laser drilling along a straight or curved drawn line.
2) Safest Power: Lowest laser pulse energy for minimal energy near critical cells. Zone™ feature ensures cell safety.
3) Precise: Sub-micron accuracy and unique computer controlled laser with guaranteed laser alignment.
4) Rapid: Faster than ever directional laser increases functionality and decreases procedure times.
5) Easy to Use: Intuitive RI Viewer software package with streamlined interface. Programmable foot pedal controls software and laser functions including the new biopsy and multi-pulse modes
6) Versatile: Compatible with all popular brands of micromanipulators and inverted microscopes
Benefits of Saturn 5 Active™ Laser System
The new Saturn 5 Active™ directional laser system uses cutting edge fiber-optic, laser and robotic technology delivering the best in speed, safety, accuracy and smooth operation. By employing a higher laser power, Saturn 5 Active™ applies less energy to achieve a specified hole size in comparison to lower power laser systems. The Saturn 5 Active™ also has a new faster motor helping to cut down on procedure times. The Saturn 5 Active™ laser system has a red pilot beam that confirms the shape and focus of the beam, as well as guaranteeing the exact position of the ablation laser. The Saturn 5 Active™ laser is a Class 1 laser product as defined by international laser safety standards. It is CE-marked and FDA cleared.
The moveable Saturn laser can ablate the zona exactly where you want to, without having to move the embryo. Also the new Biopsy Mode allows to accurately make holes in either straight or curved lines along the zona. Saturn 5™ laser has really improved and speeded up the procedures. The Saturn 5 Active™ laser is very impressive as it gives you a lot of freedom in how you do the procedures, the software is very easy to use and it offers a modern, clean user interface featuring:
One click mouse or foot pedal image capture and video recording
Laser simulator for training and demonstration purposes
An Exclusion Zone™ which indicates how close to critical cells the laser can be fired
Very comprehensive and the Biopsy Mode helps to process the cells for PGD and helps patients obtain a healthy baby.
The new laser system makes the procedure quicker, easier and safer to perform than ever before. The Saturn 5™ laser has really improved and sped up ART procedures. To biopsy a blastocyst, the laser must be used multiple times throughout the procedure to separate the trophectoderm cells, and therefore it is important that the laser moves, rather than the blastocyst. With Saturn Active™, it is possible to keep the blastocyst and biopsy/holding pipettes in the one place and use the computer to move the laser to the desired point on the blastocyst. This is the major difference between the Saturn Active™ and other laser systems.
The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre offers state-of-the-art class 10000 IVF laboratory and equipments, and specialist clinical, scientific and nursing care. Excellent success rates are achieved for most types of fertility treatment at our clinic. The latest addition to our IVf Laboratory and equipments is Saturn 5 Active™ laser system. It is most advanced, safest and fastest laser system for laser assisted hatching in repeated IVF failures and laser assisted biopsies of embryos for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in recurrent missed abortions, IVF failures,and to detect genetic abnormalities like Thalassemia,Down’s syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy,cystic fibrosis etc in affected couples’ embryos. Saturn 5 Active™ laser system for Assisted Hatching, Blastomere Biopsy and Blastocyst Collapsing is giving an excellent results and a cutting edge to the clinic over others.
To know more about the features, benefits and the latest technology involved in Saturn 5 Active™ laser system from fertility experts at Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre you may contact us at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/ or fix an appointment with our fertility specialist at 261 2470444 or at http://www.youtube.com/user/blossomivfindia
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The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre aims to reduce the stress and hassle associated with infertility treatment and investigations by offering a one-stop fertility diagnostic and treatment service for infertile couples. Excellent IVF success rates are achieved for most types of fertility treatment.
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