Optimising laboratory environment for successful IVF outcomes with Geotech’s G100

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The accuracy of incubator gases within an IVF laboratory plays a major role in success of IVF programs in any fertility clinic today. Given the crucial role that the incubator plays in the IVF process, the conditions within the incubator in an IVF laboratory must be optimal at all times to increase the likelihood of a successful assisted reproductive treatment.

Geotech’s G100 portable CO2 analyser has been specifically designed to ensure optimum conditions are met within an incubator for high quality monitoring. The G100 is equipped with an easy to read menu and well-lit display. This makes it simple and efficient to use, while providing users with quick response times and accurate readings of gas levels within an incubator.

The G100 is used by incubator manufacturers to verify the accuracy of the built in analyser by embryologists, lab technicians and scientists who require fast data recording of CO2, O2 gases, as well as the temperature and humidity levels of the incubator. The G100 can also be used to measure these elements directly inside the incubator or, where smaller chambers (e.g. desktop incubators) are used; it can measure the gas directly from a pre-mixed tank.

Built in the UK, but used in IVF laboratories and medical research facilities worldwide, the G100 comes with optional dedicated Analyser Data Manager software that allows users to log the data, draw graphs and can be used for auditing purposes using the ‘Historical Data’ facility.

Other key benefits and features include:

  • Built in gas moisture removal that protects the G100 from water ingress that could damage the analyser
  • Dual temperature probes of 0 to 50°C to help users adjust the temperature to stabilise conditions within their incubator for better temperature variation analysis, thus reducing potential errors

Embryos are sensitive to contaminants such as volatile organic compounds (VOC) and chemically active compounds (CAC), at the molecular level. Therefore, appropriate screening and quality control of air, media and any equipment that comes in contact with the embryos plays an important role. This will ultimately lead to improved results and greater confidence for clinicians and patients.

By monitoring the incubator conditions with the G100, embryologists and medical professionals can rest assured they are maximising the chances of success and subsequently boosting the reputation and credibility of their IVF facility.

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