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Embryo culture at OHSU

Definition
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.
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Transgenic Mouse Model Shared Resource

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