Welcome to IVF
Welcome to IVF
Welcome to IVF
-15. Why is cumulus co-culture better than other techniques of co-culture?
We have developed a co-culture system which uses the patient's own cumulus cells. These would otherwise have been discarded at the time of ICSI. We remove them from the oocyte and make them into a layer of feeder cells for the embryos to develop on. When non-human cells are used for co-culture, there is a possibility of disease transmission to the embryo and the mother from contaminants such as bacteria and viruses contained within the feeder cells. Since the use of patient's own cumulus cells overcomes this problem and are more easily available unlike other cells like tubal or uterine cells they are ideal for use as feeder cells in a co-culture system.

OUR RESULTS WITH CAT (Study group)                                                          
ParametersStudy Group (A)Control Group (B) p value
Pregnancy Rate46 %34% p < 0.01
Implantation Rate27 %15% p < 0.001