The Assisted Reproduction Lab is the heart of the unit. This is where fertilization of gametes (sperms and eggs) by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is performed. During ICSI, for each egg a single good quality sperm is isolated. This is then injected into an egg with a very fine hollow needle by using special equipment under microscopic imaging.
The fertilized embryos are then grown in the incubators. These special incubators are designed to keep the embryos at the optimum environment to ensure normal growth and development.
The embryos can be kept in the lab for up to 6 days. During this time, the embryos are monitored for signs of growth and development. Among these fertilized embryos, the embryologist will pick out the healthiest and most viable embryos, which are then transferred in to your uterus.