Thank you for visiting our stand at ESHRE 2019, it was great to see you. For those who didn’t attend, and those who did, here’s a recap of all the exciting things that took place in Vienna.
How to optimize treatment for poor prognosis patients was the focus of our sponsored symposium on Tuesday 25 June, which highlighted the need to adopt a personalized approach for patients suffering recurrent miscarriages and implantation failures.
Our speakers shared their experiences of using various treatment solutions that have improved outcomes for this patient subsection. These included the adoption of hyaluronan binding sperm selection products, the use of GM-CSF enriched culture media, and genomic testing including endometrial receptivity testing and PGT.
View the presentations below:
Reflections and results following the use of GM-CSF enriched culture media at Care Fertility
Sue Montgomery PhD
Improving ART prognosis with genomic testing: Endometrial receptivity testing and PGT
Tony Gordon PhD
In the fairytale ballroom location of our ESHRE Customer Party, guest speaker Sarah Norcross, Commissioning Editor of BioNews and Director of the Progress Educational Trust (PET), skillfully compared the challenges faced by ART patients (in finding the right treatment route) with Cinderella finding Prince Charming.
Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother thought ‘out of the box’, turning a pumpkin into a carriage to get her to the ball. With the correct solutions at hand, embryologists could also help dreams come true for patients facing particular difficulties when trying to have a family.
We announced the upcoming launch of our updated PGT technology platform PGTai℠ 2.0.
Since the PGTai technology platform was introduced last November, we have seen an increase in the number of euploids we report, and an increase in the number of patients across all age ranges that have at least one euploid embryo reported.* This advancement in accuracy is of huge benefit to all patients, particularly so for poor prognosis patients over the age of 35, or those with a history of miscarriage.
More euploids, more confidence, more transfers with PGTai 2.0
By introducing single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis and paired-end sequencing, the improved PGTai 2.0 platform provides even more robust PGT-A interpretation. Most importantly for clinicians and patients, the platform will deliver added accuracy, allowing embryos to be prioritized for transfer with more confidence.
*CooperSurgical internal data: prior (subjective) methodology, Jan 1, 2018 through Nov 1, 2018 vs PGTai technology platform, Nov 2, 2018 through May 31, 2019
Our ESHRE 2019 Speaker Schedule was packed as ever, featuring a fantastic line-up of speakers sharing their knowledge and insights within their respective fields of IVF and genetics.
In their talks, Stephen Troup PhD, Consultant Reproductive Scientist and Steve Levett PhD, Director of Clinical Application at CooperSurgical expressed that, despite all the advances in technology, it is important to continue to review how you address the basics of embryology such as culture media pH monitoring.
To read Dr Levett’s pH monitoring article click here.
Our culture media is well-controlled, arriving in bottles that are ready to use, but, in his talk, Dr Stephen Troup explained that things done inadvertently in the IVF laboratory can spoil culture media.
The knowledge sharing continued with our hugely popular one-on-one biopsy discussions, demonstrations and laboratory audit sessions at the stand.
Run by David Morroll PhD, our Director of Embryology, lab directors were invited from across the globe to chat about lab audits at their clinic and how we can help with trouble shooting, offering an independent pair of eyes, and providing a new perspective on lab processes where improvements could be made.
One of our lecturers, Lodo Parmegiani PhD, Laboratory Director, GynePro Medical Center, held popular demonstrations on sperm selection as well as how to improve vitrification efficiency. To book a course on these topics or find more information about our in-depth training sessions please click here.