Pioneering embryo viability screening (CAREmaps)

CAREmaps at BeaconCARE Fertility

We are entrusted with the most precious thing, your embryos.

That’s why we have developed an embryo selection model,
CAREmaps at BeaconCARE Fertility
which is the most advanced in the world

CAREmaps is a whole embryo selection system which has been designed to maximise the chances of success in IVF.

It includes three elements which, when used together, enable CARE embryologists to select the embryo which will give the best chance of a baby:

  1. CARE’s unique calculations about what the embryo should be doing at specific points in time.

  2. A special incubator, Embryoscope, which provides the best, uninterrupted conditions for developing embryos. When using standard incubators we have to remove the embryos from the incubator to observe them but with an embryoscope your embryos can remain within the optimum conditions of the incubator.

  3. The Embryoscope contains a microscope, camera and highly sophisticated computer software system. It gives ‘continuous monitoring’ of embryo development. The difference between what we can observe with time lapse imaging and standard incubation is precise and significant.
CAREmaps at BeaconCARE Fertility

Can benefit all patients

1. Higher birth rates than standard methods.

CAREmaps gives better embryo selection. CAREmaps ranks embryos to show which has the best chance of resulting in a baby.

2. More detailed Information than standard methods of incubation.

Cell division timings and patterns of embryo development are recorded using time lapse images. These indicate embryo quality and potential, and we can discuss this with you.

3. Uninterrupted culture; embryos develop without disturbance for assessment.

CAREmaps is non-invasive allowing embryologists to view detailed photographs and movies of developing embryos without removing them from the incubator.

4. Video download of your transferred embryo(s)

We have a program which allows us to send you a PIN code to log onto a portal and download your video.

A fascinating video of an embryo’s development from Day 1 to a Day 5  blastocyst embryo, explained by our Laboratory Manager, Sharon Corcoran from Beacon CARE Fertility.

The embryo in this video resulted in the birth of a beautiful baby.

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