What is the CRYOTEC® Method for cryopreservation?
The CRYOTEC® Method is a cryopreservation system used to vitrify and thaw oocytes and embryos at any developmental stage. This method consistently achieves high post-thaw survival rates for embryos and blastocysts to maximise your clinical outcomes.
One of the main advantages of cryopreserving embryos is to salvage all available embryos in a stimulated cycle. This means that these embryos can be opted for transfer in a later frozen embryo cycle, increasing the chances of achieving pregnancy from a single egg retrieval procedure. The additional benefits extend to the flexibility of preparing the uterus for optimal receptivity and by lowering the occurrence of OHSS by deferring treatment if required.
The “freeze-all embryo strategy” is commonly implemented in current times and this is made possible by the efficient freeze-thaw survival rates by vitrification systems such as CRYOTEC®.
Features of the Cryotec® Method
- Consistent 100% survival of embryos and blastocysts when the protocol is properly followed. Our embryologists are trained and certified by the training division of CRYOTEC®.
- The unequaled survival rate also represents minimal damage to oocytes or embryos ensuring that each oocyte or embryo is not adversely affected by the process of cryopreservation.
- A simple and easy-to-learn protocol for trained embryologists to yield repeatable survival results.
- Also effective to most oocytes and embryos with poorer quality, such as eggs from older patients.
Our experience with CRYOTEC®
As part of the Alpha IVF Group which has been using the CRYOTEC® method since 2013, we have observed 100% post-thaw survival rate for embryos and blastocysts.