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Integrated Culture Solutions

Creating the optimal environment for human embryos

An integrated solution for embryo culture

CooperSurgical Fertility and Genomic Solutions offers a broad range of products and services designed to work in harmony with your culture protocol.

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Key considerations for successful embryo culture

The primary role of a culture system is to provide an environment that minimizes insults and stresses to gametes and embryos in vitro.

Culture systems are highly sensitive to the external environment and influenced by many factors, including air quality, temperature control and CO2, as well as the laboratory staff’s level of expertize.

Variations in any these parameters can affect clinical outcomes, creating and maintaining the optimal environment is key to a well-functioning culture system.

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Along with clinical support from our expert embryology team, we are able to offer a complete culture system – including equipment, consumables and scientific knowledge – to give your embryos the optimal environment for development.

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Clinical Application Specialists

Our new clinical application service allows you to partner with experts from the CooperSurgical Medical Affairs team. As Reproductive Science Specialists, our expert team can provide support with:

Lab audits

pH testing

Setting up media evaluations

Troubleshooting

Advice on laboratory design

In-clinic training

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CooperSurgical Fertility and Genomic Solutions provides global hands-on training courses for a comprehensive range of genomic and assisted reproductive technologies.

Our training centers are fully equipped to support expert tuition, laboratory demonstrations, peer-to-peer discussions, and the sharing of best practice in a professional yet relaxed atmosphere. Our courses focus on providing evidence-based training by skilled, experienced embryologists in specific topics, including embryo culture.

If you or your staff could benefit from training click below for more information, course schedule and bookings.

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Integrated Culture Solutions Products

ORIGIO, SAGE & LifeGlobal culture media

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High-quality culture media for every protocol and preference. Manufactured in a purpose built, ISO 13485 certified state-of-the-art production facility to maintain the highest standards for product quality and reliability.

ORIGIO, SAGE & LifeGlobal Oil

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High-quality oils specifically designed to meet United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP) and European Pharmacopoeia (PhEur) requirements. Atomic fingerprint, POV, sterility, endotoxin level (< 0.1 EU/mL) and 1-cell MEA tested. Available pre-washed or unwashed.

G210 InviCell long-term incubator

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Ambient humidity incubator designed with intelligent software to maintain optimum environmental conditions. CE marked, FDA cleared and Australia TGA.

BT37 benchtop incubator

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Humidified incubator designed to maintain consistent culture environments. CE marked, FDA cleared and Australia TGA.

LifeGlobal GPS® dishes

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Specifically developed for IVF and made from a non-toxic medical grade, non-pyrogenic polystyrene material. 1-cell MEA, endotoxin (LAL), and sterility tested. CE-marked and FDA cleared.

Availability of a device for clinical use is dependent on the regulatory approval status within the country the device is intended to be sold into.

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