New Innovation

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February 12, 2015

At the ASRM meeting in October in Honolulu, HI, PFC Embryologists sat down for updated vitrification training using a new technology from Cryotech, Japan.  Although we have been vitrifying eggs and embryos since 2006, and are therefore one of the most experienced labs in the world, there are always opportunities for improvement.  Here we are exploring a new method for egg vitrification that claims to give better survival than current methods.  

Pictured from left to right:  Amy Kittleson (PFC Embryologist), Maria Guadalupe (Cryotech trainer), Joe Conaghan, PhD (PFC Lab Director) and Sergio Vaccari, PhD (PFC Embryologist).

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September 11, 2013

PFC's Laboratory Director, Dr. Joe Conaghan, will be speaking at the Fertility Planit show this Sunday, September 15th in New York City. The talk is entitled, Eggs to Embryo: New Techniques in the IVF Lab. He will talk about his work with Auxogyn's time-lapse photo imaging of embryos.

More about the session:
Ever wonder about the journey your eggs, sperm and embryos take in the lab? Join top embryologist Dr. Joe Conaghan and fertility expert Dr. Serena Chen in a conversation with fertility author and ART advocate Fran Meadows for a discussion on new techniques helping IVF specialists select the embryos with the highest potential for pregnancy success.

You can register to watch a free live stream of the event here.

Learn more about Fertility Planit here.


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August 26, 2013

This year’s meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) was held in London, UK, and I represented PFC at the 3 day event.  The meeting attracts about 8,000 participants mostly from Europe, but also with significant representation from around the world.  After winning a prize for a presentation that I made at last year’s Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) meeting, I was invited to give a 30 minute lecture at a plenary session on the first morning of the ESHRE meeting.  My talk was titled “Embryos with good morphology but abnormal cell divisions have significantly lower implantation potential” and showcased our innovative research with time-lapse imaging of embryos.  We have been working with Auxogyn Inc., a pioneering company in time-lapse embryology that are located in Menlo Park, and have been imaging embryos for about 2 years in several research studies.  Four other local

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June 17, 2013

Another overview of one of the posters PFC presented at PCRS this year:

Time-Lapse Imaging May Improve Implantation Rates for Cleavage-Stage or Blastocyst Transfer

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April 03, 2013

PFC is proud to place an ad in the radical innovation issue of San Francisco Magazine!

Check out the ad here.