Embryo culture at OHSU
- Culture and propogation of embryos performed immediately following egg retrieval prior to in vitro fertilization (IVF). The eggs and sperm are combined to produce a fertilized egg (known as an zygote). Once a zygote has been formed, the culture process will continue in order to encourage the growth of the zygote into an embryo. Lasting from 2 to 5 days, the embryo culture process is vital to the success of any IVF procedure.
Department of Comparative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Contact: Fedorov, Lev, Ph.D.
- Cook Medical benchtop embryo incubator
- Thermo Scientific Forma series double-stacked CO2 tissue culture incubator
- VWR CO2 embryo incubator
- Zeiss Axiovert 135 embyro microinjection station