NEW IVF TECHNOLOGY AND INGENUITY SET US APART
New Hope Fertility NYC has created a cutting-edge environment with the specific goal of maximizing every patient’s chances of having a successful pregnancy. Through our new technology, ingenuity, dedication and hard work, you will receive the very best In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) care.
New IVF Technology Air Filtration
Our state-of-the-art IVF laboratory is comprised of a powerful air filtration system. This controlled air handling system facilitates the success of procedures and research conducted in a controlled and uncontaminated environment.
New Hope Fertility NYC has one of the largest and most powerful air filtration systems in the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) industry – worldwide. This quality air filtration system handles both cooling and purification to provide optimal clean air pressure in our lab facilities.
The schematic below depicts how our air filtration system works.
- Air is taken into the filtration system from the outside
- The air is then guided along an insulated path toward our main air handling system
- Air is funneled into an initial triple-filter process to remove the bulk of impurities in the air
- Air is passed to a machine with custom-designed quad-filtration
- The power of a 737 jet engine is then harnessed to completely purify the air and cool it to optimal temperatures
- Optimally temperate and pure air is let out of the system to circulate around the entire lab
IN VITRO MATURATION (IVM)
Through the innovative technology of In Vitro Maturation (IVM) in conjunction with IVF, our doctors are able to retrieve and use eggs that have not fully matured. IVM increases a patient’s chances of using at least some of her immature eggs for fertilization.
How In Vitro Maturation Works
After the immature eggs are retrieved, they are placed in a maturation medium in our state-of-the-art lab. These eggs are carefully cultured and monitored as they fully mature outside of the woman’s body. Each individual egg is injected with a single sperm in a fertilization technique known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). The resulting embryos are cultured for several more days until they have developed into a viable stage for transfer. Only the highest quality embryos are selected for a fresh IVF transfer or cryopreservation.
Candidates for In Vitro Maturation
The best candidates for IVM are:
- Young women who are able to produce a large number of egg follicles (15+) through fertility drug stimulation
- Young women who have a history of producing a large number of egg follicles (15+) in a prior IVF attempt due to hyperstimulation syndrome
- Women having an acceptable anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) level
- Women who are at a healthy weight – not obese
Women under the age of 30 have the greatest likelihood of producing multiple egg follicles to be retrieved before maturity.
PGS (Preimplantation Genetic Screening)
To optimize the chances of a successful pregnancy, in some cases our doctors recommend patients undergo Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) in conjunction with their fresh In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle. PGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus. Embryo screening can increase a patient’s chance of a successful pregnancy by up to 30 percent.
Candidates for PGS
PGS in conjunction with IVF is commonly recommended for:
- Women over 37 who are undergoing IVF
- Women who have had two or more unsuccessful IVF cycles
- Women under 35 who have experienced two or more miscarriages – recurrent miscarriage
- Women who are over 35 and have experience one miscarriage
PGS and Embryo(s) Transfer and Cryopreservation
- Only high quality embryos are transferred to the patient’s uterus
- Only high quality embryos are cryopreserved for future FET procedures
PGS Detects Low Quality Embryos
Poor quality embryos result in:
- Low pregnancy success rates
- High miscarriage rates
- High chance for birth defects
How PGS works
PGS takes place in conjunction with IVF in a controlled laboratory setting. After culturing several days in the lab, a single cell is removed from each of the embryos for screening out only high quality embryos. The removal of this single cell will not damage the embryo.
Benefits of PGS
The benefits of PGS in conjunction with IVF include:
- Screening out embryos carrying a genetic disease
- Predicting the risk of a genetic disease
- Screening out abnormalities
- Improving birth rates of healthy babies through IVF
- Selecting the baby’s gender