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The Center of Reproductive Medicine boasts embryology and andrology laboratories, surgical room and apartment facilities for inpatients in addition to medical offices where patients are followed up by a trained professional team.

The Laboratory of Clinical Analysis and Andrology is the clinic’s core. There the main procedures concerning treatment are carried out such as: embryo and gamete manipulation for Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, Intracytoplasmic Spermatozoid Injection (ICSI), Semen and Embryo Cryopreservation, Semen Sample Analysis with Spermogram. The laboratory is fitted with:

- Olympus trinocular inverted microscope for egg cells and embryo observation and assessment for maturity and development;
- Olympus trinocular biological microscope for spermatozoid observation for quantification qualification and morphological assessment;
- Nikon inverted microscope with micromanipulators and heated plate for gamete micromanipulation – ICSI;
- Video monitor;
- Heraeus incubator for temperature and gas control where the gametes and embryos are kept for procedures;
- Two NAPCO incubators for temperature and gas control where the gametes and embryos are kept for procedures;
- A Barnstead water purification system with a distiller to make water fit for culture and reagents;
- Laminar flux hood with a heated plaque device and heated stage microscope where egg cells and embryos are analyzed, quantified and prepared during procedures;
- pH measuring device to precisely evaluate culture and mixture pH quality;
- Two centrifuges with speed control for centrifugation operations;
- Analytical scale where laboratory components are weighed;
- Liquid nitrogen container;
- Liquid nitrogen cryopreservation unit to store semen and embryo samples;
- Freezer to store laboratory’s cultures and materials.

Besides strict quality control our Laboratory has all its equipment connected to a no-break and an energy generation system which ensures the constant electricity supply to the incubators, laminar flux, ultrasound device and anesthesia trolley.

At the surgical room, where procedures for insemination, egg cell removal, embryo transfer and amniocentesis are carried out, is equipped with top quality dischargeable material and the following equipment:

- Surgical bed
- Gas receiver - O2
- Anesthesia trolley
- Monitoring device
- Vacuum/Pressure device for follicular aspiration
- Ultrasound
- Stretcher
- Mayo’s Table
- Double-boiler where the follicular aspiration tubes are kept under controlled temperature
- Heating device where the follicular aspiration tubes are kept under controlled temperature







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