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.

Semen Analysis

Evaluate sperm quality with a seminogram.

Oocyte Preparation & Quality

Prepare and denude harvested oocytes.


Fertilize eggs (ova) outside the female’s body (in vitro) using ART.

Embryo Quality

Check and observe embryo development.

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