Irvine Scientific Receives CE Approval for Continuous Single Culture and Continuous Single Culture Complete Media Used for Fertilization and Embryo Culture

20 Aug 2013
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Irvine Scientific®, a global leader in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), recently announced that they have received CE Mark approval for their Continuous Single Culture™ product (CSCM) and Continuous Single Culture™ Complete (CSCM-C) products. The company will commence commercialization at centers across Europe immediately.

Both CSCM and CSCM-C (containing Human Serum Albumin) are embryo culture media used for fertilization and culture of embryos to day 3, or day 5/6 of embryo development. CSCM and CSCM-C are the only single-step culture media designed to be used in an uninterrupted culture system, without the need for medium renewal or dish change. Intended for laboratories who want to reduce stress on embryos while improving clinical results, the optimized formulation reduces embryo stress by eliminating the need to expose embryos to varying media environments, temperature and pH fluctuations. Irvine Scientific’s Continuous Single Culture media improves blastocyst production with a demonstrated increase in blastocyst utilization and fertilization rates.

“We are very pleased to be the first and only company at this time that offers a single-step medium for both fertilization and extended embryo culture designed to be used in an uninterrupted culture system”, said Tim Mullane, COO. He adds that “We believe that Irvine Scientific’s Continuous Single Culture media provides a simplified and efficient approach to achieving pregnancies in-vitro and a better solution for clinics’ concerned with reducing embryo stress. But more importantly, Continuous Single Culture media supports the primary goal in clinics around the world, delivering healthy babies.”

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