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Artificial Collapse prior Blastocyst Vitrification: Improvement of Clinical Outcomes

Juergen Liebermann, PhD, HCLD1 and Joe Conaghan, PhD, HCLD2
1Fertility Centers of Illinois, Chicago, ILL.; 2Pacific Fertility Center, San Francisco, CA.
Contacts: juergen.liebermann@integramed.com ; joe@pacificfertility.com

It has been more than two decades since the first publication of successful mouse embryo vitrification in 1985. Since then, experience with human blastocyst vitrification has progressed significantly such that almost perfect survival can be expected in the right hands, and the procedure has become an essential part of the IVF process.