The Embryologists are highly specialized scientists who play a vital role in the journey of pregnancy for a couple undergoing fertility treatments. The Embryologist is responsible for fertilizing the eggs with sperm by conventional insemination or Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) techniques. They are extremely precise and intelligent with a high determination to do everything they can, to ensure patients accessing treatment have the best chance of achieving a healthy child. Embryologists perform extensive quality control procedures to make sure the environment is always optimal for the growth of eggs, sperm and embryos.
Embryologists are also highly involved in creating the right environment for the proper storage of sperm and embryos through cryopreservation. This is extremely important when it comes to the preservation of surplus embryos that will then be available to a patient for a future Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycle. Oocyte vitrification is also a crucial process in which skilled embryologists are able to greatly increase the viability of frozen oocytes for women hoping to preserve their future options. Embryologist also perform specialized techniques like Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH), Blastocyst culture, IMSI and PICSI for treating difficult cases.