Assisted Reproductive Technology

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) refers to treatments and procedures that aim to achieve pregnancy. ART covers a wide spectrum of treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and Intracytoplasmic morphologically-selected sperm injection (IMSI). All methods have in common that eggs (ova) are removed from a female and fertilized outside the female’s body (in vitro) with sperms. Fertilized eggs (zygotes) are then implanted into the same or another female’s uterus to establish pregnancy.

  • Choose from a wide range of dedicated microscope products for your IVF laboratory.
  • Learn about the benefits of different contrasting techniques such as iHMC, PlasDIC and DIC.
  • Micromanipulation, heating plates and laser systems - with the right accessory you are well prepared to achieve best success rates.

ZEISS Microscopy is member of the Global Fertility Alliance (GFA), which is a collaboration for assisted reproduction technologies (ART). One major goal of the GFA is to establish standards for fertility treatment as well as the harmonization of ART processes.

  • Alliance of the technology vendors Illumina, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Genea Biomedx, Hamilton Thorne, and ZEISS to standardize and optimize IVF process
  • Provide guidance to clinics and ART labs
  • Focus on ART education

http://www.globalfertilityalliance.org