Embryo cryopreservation: It is possible to store human cells for indefinite periods by freezing them at sub zero temperatures. Whenever they are needed the cells can be unfrozen or thawed and reused as if absolutely fresh. Sperms, eggs and embryos can all be stored this way for future use. This is especially useful in case of IVF, where multiple embryos are formed with each cycle of IVF. So, only one or two embryos are transferred in one cycle. Remaining spare embryos can be preserved for future use by freezing these embryos. This is called Embryo cryopreservation.
Frozen embryo transfer: IVF procedures can last over the course of several months sometimes with repeated attempts. So, it is better to freeze embryos at the first attempt whenever possible and feasible and use them in later cycles if needed. This saves time, money and has less effort involved. This is called Frozen embryo transfer.
Sperm cryopreservation: Sperms can also be stored in frozen form in the same way. Military personal and men going in for genital surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy – where chances for mortality or testicular damage are extremely high – generally avail of this benefit.
We have a fully functional cryo-facility and sperm bank in our premises.