$250 Simplified IVF Treatment
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|Tue, 07-16-2013 - 2:51pm|
This doesn'st seem possible, but something Belgium researchers have been working on. Its's a simplified IVF treatment that has had good success rates so far, and healthy births as well:
Known as tWE*, the incubator system consists of two glass tubes connected by needles and tubing. The first tube acts as a generator of carbon dioxide produced by a chemical reaction between the basic chemicals citric acid and bicarbonate of soda. This reaction feeds the second tube - the culture medium, a nutrient substance used to cultivate organisms.
Oocytes, the female reproductive germ cells - 'egg cells' - and sperm are injected by syringe into the tube with the culture medium, without disturbing the air environment inside the tube. Fertilization and embryo development is then assessed through the tube.
The simplified IVF system was compared in the study with conventional IVF treatment to see how pregnancy and delivery success rates differed.
Read more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263021.php
Do you think it's possible to have IVF that is so inexpensive? It makes me wonder if it will ever happen in the US.