Time lapse embryo monitoring technology (TLEM) is a revolutionary monitoring technology that freezes hundreds of digital images of embryos, across predetermined intervals. With TLEM, embryologists can trace the progress of embryos in extraordinary detail, without having to remove them from the incubator. This ensures that embryos remain in a meticulously modulated, temperature-controlled environment as they grow. The routine aids in identifying the most viable embryos among a larger set, augmenting the chances of success during in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
Advantages of Time Lapse Embryo Monitoring Technology
Filtration of Chromosomal Abnormalities
Typically, around 50% of embryos display chromosomal abnormalities, automatically lowering the chances of successful implantation in the uterus. Without filtration, IVF protocols exhibit lower success rates because embryos are not screened for chromosomal anomalies. Historically, the only method to determine chromosomal problems was through an invasive biopsy which could potentially damage the embryo. TLEM serves as a superlative, swift and futuristic screening alternative.
TLEM inputs embryonic observations into intrinsic algorithms to identify the most viable embryos for IVF. The technique captures a continuous sequence of digital images at preset intervals and employs software to evaluate critical growth and development metrics of embryos. Embryos are contained inside the incubator throughout the growth cycle, shielding them from environmental influences.
TLEM is a metric-based technology that measures significant milestones of embryonic development. It is one of the most superior methods of embryo selection.