Since the introduction of cryopreservation of gametes and embryos by means of the vitrification method by most of the Spanish assisted reproduction clinics in their In Vitro Fertilization laboratories in collaboration with IVI in 2008, many advances have been made in this matter to improve processes and ensure reproductive success.
The importation of the vitrification of both gametes and embryos to Europe by Dr. Ana Cobo (IVI Valencia) in 2007 has meant a crucial advance in the history of reproductive medicine. It has allowed not only the preservation of the maternal and paternal inheritance but also the improvement of the success of the treatments thanks to the delayed transfer that permits good cryopreservation of the embryo.
At IVI Education, we know that the cryopreservation of gametes and embryos is an essential process in the In Vitro Fertilization laboratory and that the reproductive success of many patients depends on good practice in this area of the laboratory. Therefore, we have designed a course in which the fundamentals of this technique are reviewed, and different strategies that science offers us today are compared.
Online course of cryobiology
"Cryobiology, preservation of maternal and paternal inheritance. Embryo preservation." is a course directed by Dr. Maria José Escribá Pérez (IVI Valencia), which reviews different techniques for cryopreservation of gametes, embryos, and tissues, addressing the methods and comparing the advantages and disadvantages of each one, and the impacts on the nature of the elective specimen to be cryopreserved.
"With this online course, we intend to introduce to the specialist the basic principles of cryobiology and the use of cryoprotectants as well as the factors that affect performance in cryopreservation programs and that must be taken into account in reproductive success," explains the course director.
The principles of physics are the starting point of this course that will look into the types of equilibrium in cryopreservation, review options of the approach depending on the biological material, and train the specialist not only to carry out the process but also for the decision making in vitrification strategy.
Leaders in cryopreservation
The IVI group brought vitrification to Europe in 2007, and since then, its clinics have carried out many scientific studies that have been improving the technique and validating its use in different areas of reproduction.
If you want to get formation with the forerunners of vitrification in Europe, you can do so in this course that begins at the end of April 2021.