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Schering-Plough Announces Phase II and III Data for Corifollitropin Alfa

... high pregnancy outcomes regardless of fertilization procedure (in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), ... alfa achieved similar efficacy regardless of fertilization procedure; number of embryos transferred; or day ...

INVO Bioscience Completes Reverse Merger

... the world". "The INVOcell is a novel medical device that enables egg fertilization and early embryo development in the woman's vaginal cavity. The INVO ... is a novel medical device used in infertility treatment that enables egg fertilization and early embryo development in the woman's vaginal cavity. The company ...

Roche Makes Offer to Acquire All Outstanding Shares of Genentech for US$89.00 Per Share in Cash

... in research and early development, while also strengthening cross fertilization between the companies, leading to enhanced overall innovation within the ... The transaction will over time significantly enhance cooperation and cross fertilization among all research hubs inside and outside of the combined company. ...

Mother's Day is Devastating for Women Facing Infertility

... treatment, including in vitro fertilization (IVF) and in vitro fertilization using donor eggs. Support groups can be extremely helpful for ... of treatments and services to overcome infertility, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm, donor eggs, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) ...

Empire Genomics and Reprogenetics Join Forces to Improve Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

... Screening for Spontaneous Pregnancies as well as PGD with In Vitro fertilization - BUFFALO, N.Y., and LIVINGSTON, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ... technology from Empire Genomics, tested and developed for in vitro fertilization in partnership with Reprogenetics, has multiple advantages when applied to ...

AEterna Zentaris to Report Data from Safety Study of Phase 3 Program in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia with Cetrorelix Ahead of Schedule

... Miami. Cetrorelix acetate is marketed under the brand name Cetrotide(R), the first LHRH antagonist approved for therapeutic use as part of in vitro fertilization programs (controlled ovulation stimulation/assisted reproductive technologies) in Europe, the USA and Japan. It was launched on the market through ...

AEterna Zentaris Opens Extended Study for Cetrorelix in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

... Miami. Cetrorelix acetate is marketed under the brand name Cetrotide(R), the first LHRH antagonist approved for therapeutic use as part of in vitro fertilization programs (controlled ovulation stimulation/assisted reproductive technologies) in Europe, the USA and Japan. It was launched on the market through ...

Physician's Organization Makes History by Publishing U.S.'s First Adult Stem Cell Guidelines (ASCTA Drives Safe Stem Cell Practices)

... growing as word of the movement has spread. Adult stem cells can be processed with the same techniques commonly used in existing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) labs. "Like the human cells and tissue used in IVF, adult stem cells are not drugs," stated Christopher J. Centeno, M.D., a ...

Gender-Selection Technique Embraced for Hopeful Parents

... that provide three in four odds of determining the correct gender. The selected sperm is then used to create the embryo through in vitro fertilization (IVF). "For parents who may already have several children or the same gender and want a child of the opposite sex, this method may ease their ...

Scientists discover 'dancing' algae

... findings also have implications for clustering of colonies at the air-water interface, where these recirculating flows can enhance the probability of fertilization during the sexual phase of their life cycle. Professor Raymond E. Goldstein, the Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems in the ...

IVF Baby Born From 21-Year-Old Frozen Sperm, Ties World Record

... of Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH) herald the successful birth of a baby girl March 4 who was conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) at their laboratory with sperm frozen for 21 years, which they believe ties the world record for the longest-frozen sperm used to create a baby ...

AEterna Zentaris and Sanofi-Aventis Sign a Development, Commercialization and Licensing Agreement for Cetrorelix in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

... Miami. Cetrorelix acetate is marketed under the brand name Cetrotide(R), the first LHRH antagonist approved for therapeutic use as part of in vitro fertilization programs (controlled ovulation stimulation/assisted reproductive technologies) in Europe, the USA and Japan. It was launched on the market through ...

Weed Science Society of America Announces Winners in Annual Scientific Awards Program

... - Outstanding Paper in the Journal Weed Technology "Contrasting Responses of Weed Communities and Crops to 12 Years of Tillage and fertilization Treatments." Weed Technology 22:309-317. Anne Légère, Ph.D. Research Scientist Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada ...

You Want To Have a Baby...But Not Eight

... hormones or harvest and freeze the eggs for later in vitro fertilization, an innovative process used at GRS, he explained. In vitro fertilization allows the doctor to control how many embryos are transferred to a woman's uterus. "It is all about testing and monitoring at critical ...

Roche Intends to Commence Tender Offer to Acquire All Shares of Genentech for US$ 86.50 Per Share in Cash

... The structure of the combined company will allow for a diversity of approaches in research and early development, while also strengthening cross fertilization between the companies, leading to enhanced overall innovation within the Group. Roche currently intends to make the offer conditional upon, ...

Duska Therapeutics Provides Program Update and Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

... 5'-triphosphate (ATP)-based sperm-processing medium designed to enhance sperm motility and reduce the failure rates of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedures. A series of agreements were completed with several inventors to develop and ...

EMD Serono Launches Landmark Patient Registry for Egg Freezing

... birth and at one year of age. Although egg freezing remains an experimental procedure, in recent years the number of pregnancies resulting from the fertilization of thawed oocytes has increased. Estimates show that almost 500 children have been born worldwide from these techniques and only four of these ...

Sea urchin yields a key secret of biomineralization

... oxygen and carbon. The fully formed spicule is composed of a single crystal with an unusual morphology. It has no facets and within 48 hours of fertilization assumes a shape that looks very much like the Mercedes-Benz logo. These crystal shapes, as those of tooth enamel, eggshells or snails, are very ...

Breakthrough Technology Takes Egg Freezing from Myth to Dependable Reality

... Sher Institute family of practices has since grown to include 13 offices across the United States. Dr. Sher founded the first private In Vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic in the U.S. in 1982. The SIRM philosophy is centered on individualized patient care, backed by ongoing scientific and technological ...

Germicidal UVC Lights Improve Clinical Pregnancy Rates for IVF Lab, New Study Finds

... BETHLEHEM, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A seven and a half-year study conducted in the In Vitro fertilization Cleanroom Laboratory of the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network found that the use of ultraviolet C or "UVC" lights installed in the HVAC ...

National Stem Cell Holding, Inc. Announces the Change of Its Name to Proteonomix, Inc.

... with stem cell therapeutics, it is also developing the capabilities of its wholly-owned subsidiaries: the Sperm Bank of NY (tissue bank) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory and National Stem Cell Blood Laboratories Inc. (cord blood bank) and its affiliate, ProteoDerm (anti-aging cosmetics derived from ...

Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Discusses Cooperative Efforts With Canadian Agricultural Ministry and Canadian Company

... advanced technology for growing oats -- a breeding program for promising potatoes, -- soil nutrient measurement and development of formulas and fertilization technology transferring experience from research being conducted for Kiwa at China Agricultural University Mr. Zhou looks to Kiwa to bring a ...

The World Economic Forum Announces Technology Pioneers 2008

... aim is to improve results and the overall quality of care thanks to more physiological and natural processes. The first Anecova product restores the fertilization and early embryonic development phases back into the physiologic environment of the maternal uterus instead of in a laboratory incubator. This allows ...

National Survey Shows Most Women Are Not Satisfied With Their Progesterone Treatment

... Fertility Association (AFA) Web site, few women undergoing an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment for infertility, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), realize that as they approach the finish line comes another treatment -- progesterone supplementation. This extra boost of progesterone, ...

California IVF Experts Tap Ethics Committee for Guidance

... age, use of donated egg and sperm, gestational carriers or surrogates, embryo storage and freezing, the number of embryos transferred during in-vitro fertilization (IVF), gender selection and family balancing, embryonic genetic screening, inter- generational and inter-family sperm and egg donation, ...

AstraZeneca Bolsters Its Worldwide Biologics Division Through Integration of Cambridge Antibody Technology Into MedImmune

... allows us to preserve MedImmune's traditional biotech agility and entrepreneurial spirit while encouraging strategic collaboration and cross fertilization of ideas under AstraZeneca's world-class research umbrella." As part of the integration, John Stageman, Ph.D., vice president of AstraZeneca ...

Pioneer in Reproductive Medicine Opens The Country's First Comprehensive Fertility Practice

... technologies including egg freezing. In addition, the distinctive 7,200-square-foot facility houses an andrology laboratory, an in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory, the Embryo ICU(TM), and a surgical center offering both fertility-related procedures and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Unique ...

Three Studies by Independent Scientists Highlighting Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT) to be Presented this Week at the British Mass Spectrometry Society's 29th Annual Meeting

... Third, we are trying to identify proteins associated with embryo viability from growth media fluid, in an effort to develop better in- vitro fertilization techniques." Dr. Pevsner continued: "In all cases, we were extremely pleased that PCT could successfully extract the bio-materials of interest, and ...

Green unveils $25 million stem cell plan

... because that already had been proven by in-vitro fertilization clinics. It is a common practice for in-vitro fertilization clinics to conduct biopsies on embryos as a way ... of people who donate embryos created at in-vitro fertilization clinics. Right research The $25 million ...

Intracytoplasmic Spermatocyte Injection (ICSI)

... reproductive medicine in 1978 [1] , in vitro fertilization has been considered a successful method ... oocyte with a thin glass capillary (pipette). If fertilization has occurred, the embryo is transferred ... J, Wisanto A, Devroey P. (1993) High fertilization and implantation rates after intracytoplasmic ...

Massachusetts stem-cell plan reflects status quo for Wisconsin research

... two sources: fertility clinics that have leftover embryos from in vitro fertilization and embryos created solely for the purpose of research, known as ... do give up their unused embryos for research, especially if their in vitro fertilization procedure has been successful and a new life has been created. Romney ...

Doyle urges Senate to loosen stem cell restrictions

... funded research on cell lines derived from embryos developed for in-vitro fertilization that otherwise would be discarded," they wrote. Votes on the main stem ... research to stem cells derived from human embryos donated from in-vitro fertilization clinics for the purpose of fertility treatment, and that were in excess of ...

Doyle says practical politics must advance embryonic stem cell research

... of deriving stem cells, but Doyle noted that embryos produced in in-vitro fertilization clinics, embryos slated for destruction, could be used for research. ... are contaminated. Harkin said 400,000 embryos left over from in-vitro fertilization clinics could be made available for research upon written consent of ...

Public Hearing Held for controversial anti-cloning bills

... UW is not doing that now, and we dont contemplate it happening in the future, Cohn said. The protocols all involve excess embryos from in-vitro fertilization that were going to be destroyed anyway, Cohn said. A recent study reported that some 400,000 embryos are in cold storage at in vitro clinics ...

UW stem cell guru outlines scientific and political future

... unethical, since it involves the use of human tissue. Thomson noted that in his federally funded research program, only extra embryos from in-vitro fertilization programs that would otherwise be destroyed were used. President Bush in 2001 announced a compromise for federally funded programs that allowed the ...

The greatest life-science developments of 2004

... the force behind the rise of new private hospitals with U.S.-style premium services. This has already started with the introduction of U.S. in vitro fertilization clinics in China. These consumers will demand better health-care and will be able to pay for it. Investment By American and European Big ...

UW show to give public a go at cutting-edge science

... in auditoriums that seat 150 with tables outside demonstrating equipment. The third show, "The Kiss of Life: In Vitro Fertilization" will focus on fertilization of livestock. It is set up to include a series of one-on-one events, and the other two shows will also include audience volunteers. "The kickoff ...

House may vote soon to relax stem-cell restrictions

... of Health and Human Services if the cells meet all of the following criteria: The cells were derived from embryos that were donated from in-vitro fertilization clinics for the purpose of fertility treatment and were "in excess of the clinical need of the individuals seeking such treatment." Before embryo ...

National stem-cell panel, including UW profs, urges close watch on research

... especially, their creation. Human embryonic stem cells are created from otherwise unused embryos, typically three to five days old, at in-vitro fertilization clinics. At that stage of development they are called "blastocysts" and have not yet been implanted into a uterus. The panel said human embryos ...
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