FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., a global leader in the innovation, development and manufacturing of cell culture media and assisted reproductive technologies (ART), today announced the launch of its Heavy Oil for Cell Culture ’embryos, a sterile mineral oil with an optimal viscosity weight that offers the ideal balance between ease of use and protection.
Common concerns within the IVF laboratory for embryonic development during in vitro culture include medium evaporation, osmolality changes, and pH changes due to the low volume of medium used. Embryo Culture Heavy Oil addresses these concerns with the ideal viscosity to provide a in vitro environment conducive to embryonic development. To ensure the highest quality, each batch of Heavy Oil Raw Materials for Embryo Culture is validated using FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s MEGA Mouse Embryo Genetic Test, a biological test with increased sensitivity for detect embryotoxic materials compared to traditional mouse embryo testing (MEA). Each batch of oil produced also undergoes rigorous quality testing procedures for sterility, presence of endotoxins, human sperm survival, MEA and peroxide values, all reported on Certificates of Analysis for more transparency.
“FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific continues to be the leader in providing innovative IVF technologies to help build families. Adding heavy oil for embryo culture to our portfolio gives customers the ability to choose the viscosity that best suits their protocols and preferences. Heavy Oil for Embryo Culture is designed to provide the extra blanket of protection and stability needed to ensure the safest possible culture environment for embryo development.
Steven Geimer, Executive Director of Medical Business Unit, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc
Heavy oil for embryo culture is immediately approved for sale in the United States, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. For more information on this product, including the availability of additional territories, Contact us or visit https://www.irvinesci.com/assisted-reproductive-technology.