CCRM Develops New Embryo Culture Media That Improves IVF Success Rates

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DENVER, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) has developed a new embryo

culture media, the nutrient-rich solution used to grow embryos, improving in vitro fertilization success rates. This exclusive media is only available to clinics in the CCRM Network.

"Most fertility clinics purchase their media from commercial

companies, which is often formulated for mice, not humans," said Rebecca Krisher, Ph.D., CCRM research director. "Since we are a research group working in close collaboration with a fertility clinic, we can optimize our solution based on human embryo physiology."

Using this culture media system, we are able to achieve greater than 50 percent good quality blastocyst development from normally fertilized eggs. Significantly more blastocysts develop on day five (almost 30 percent) compared to commercially available culture media; these embryos are the highest quality blastocysts. In particular, this system is beneficial to patients 35 years of age and older, resulting in an increase in blastocyst development of 15 percent in this group of patients.

"We are continually working to improve the quality of embryos developing in the laboratory," said CCRM Founder William Schoolcraft, M.D. "Through developing our own culture media with an extremely high quality control standard, we can increase a patient's chance of having a healthy baby," said CCRM Founder William Schoolcraft, M.D. 

CCRMFounded in 1987 by Dr. William Schoolcraft, the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) is one of the nation's leading infertility treatment centers, providing a wide spectrum of infertility treatments ranging from basic infertility care to advanced in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology. CCRM has locations in Colorado, Atlanta, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Orange County and Toronto, Canada. Locations in Boston, Northern Virginia and San Francisco are slated to open summer 2017. Dr. Schoolcraft and his colleagues achieve some of the highest pregnancy rates in the country. CCRM has been ranked "The #1 Fertility Center in the U.S. with the Greatest Chance of Success" by Child.com. To learn more, visit www.ccrmivf.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contacts:Katie Trexler Kern, Evolution Communications Agency303.941.4118 or katie@becausemessagematters.com

Sarah Stavros, Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine 303.761.0579 or sstavros@colocrm.com

 

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