In Vitro Fertilization
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the process of creating embryos in a laboratory with eggs collected from donor females through Ovum Pickup (OPU). Oocytes that are harvested from the OPU session are fertilized in the laboratory. Incubators and media are calibrated to mimic the uterine environment. The embryos develop for 7 days, and are then transferred either fresh into recipient animals or frozen for later use.
Donor females are capable of having up to 50 offspring per year by transferring their progeny into recipients of lesser genetic value.
With our climate controlled mobile collection facility, donors do not have to be delivered to centralized locations.