INVOcell technology is available now at Fertility Partnership
This technology allows the embryos to incubate inside the mother
What is INVOcell?
INVOcell is a device that allows for fertilization of eggs and incubation of embryos in the mother-to-be. The process requires eggs t0 be retrieved as in typical IVF and then placed in the chamber you see above. The sperm are added and then the device is placed in the women’s vagina instead of an incubator. The vagina, of course, maintains the correct temperature and the chamber maintains other proper biological conditions. Three or five days later the device is removed and embryos are taken out of the chamber. The embryos are then placed in the uterus as they would in regular IVF.
What are the advantages?
- You save on the expenses of the Lab.
- You save on medications because we only need a few eggs, 4-8.
- Fertilization takes place inside the human body which is very important to certain religious groups.
This device is the product of many years of hard work and research. I’m proud to be part of the original team that performed the original IVF cycles over a decade ago during their early efforts to get FDA approval. Invocell Is now being used in a number of programs across the country very good success rates.
Does it work? Yes. Some of the studies report that this IVF technology has similar success rates as traditional IVF.
I am sure you have many questions so feel free to send them to me.
I look forward to seeing you at FP!