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Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine Improves Pregnancy and Implantation Rates Using Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening of IVF Embryos
Date:10/20/2009

n the study (77%) have ongoing clinical pregnancies, including 41 healthy deliveries to date. The first baby conceived with this procedure was born in June 2008.

"We are thrilled with the outcome of our CCS clinical study," said Dr. Schoolcraft. "I am also impressed with the ability of thawed embryos to do so well after transfer in cycles unaffected by fertility drugs. With these promising early results, we are continuing the clinical trial, giving patients access to comprehensive chromosome analysis of their embryos with an increased likelihood of pregnancy."

"Although our older patients are at higher risk to produce aneuploid (chromosomally abnormal) embryos, once we identify euploid (chromosomally normal) blastocysts to transfer, these women have a similar clinical pregnancy rate as our CCS patients who are in their thirties. This is very exciting, as it gives hope for healthy pregnancy to women in their early forties," says Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD, Director of Research at CCRM.

Today, it is common to transfer multiple embryos, which increases the likelihood of implantation but also the chance of multiple births. A single, healthy baby is the optimal goal for both the woman's health and that of her baby. With an implantation rate (per embryo transferred) of 65%, the CCS study gives potential to make single embryo transfer a successful reality.

About the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine

Founded in 1987 by Dr. William Schoolcraft, the CCRM is one of the nation's leading infertility treatment centers, providing a wide spectrum of infertility treatments ranging from basic infertility care to advanced in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology. Today, joined by Drs. Eric Surrey, Debra Minjarez and Robert Gustofson, Dr. Schoolcraft and his staff achieve some of the highest pregnancy rates in the country. CCRM was ranked "The #1 Fertility Center in the U.S., with the Greatest Chance of Success" by Ch
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