A Liverpool fertility clinic has heralded the positive impact that cutting edge technology is having on its pregnancy success rates.
Experts at The Hewitt Fertility Centre, part of Liverpool Women's Hospital, have announced that, thanks to the centre's use of cutting edge 'Time-Lapse Technology', patients under the age of 35 now stand a 57.3% chance of getting pregnant. A figure that places the unit as one of the most successful of its kind in the world.
Professor Charles Kingsland, Specialist in Reproductive Medicine at The Hewitt Fertility Centre, said: "We're absolutely delighted with the results we're seeing. The impact of this latest technology has been so great that we’ve become the first assisted conception unit in Europe to introduce 100% time-lapse technology as part of our standard offer to all patients at no additional charge."
The Hewitt Fertility Centre recently made national and international headlines after producing the first baby in the world to have been conceived using one of the new time lapse technologies called EEVA, a system that the centre were the first in Europe to offer to patients. Time lapse technology is one of the most recent and ground-breaking advances in reproductive technology and uses imaging systems which allow embryologists the ability to capture huge amounts of information, previously unattainable, about the way in which embryos develop in their earliest stages. This system allows embryos to be observed without removing them from the incubator and, as a result, more closely resembles the kind of conditions that an embryo would see inside the body.
Professor Kingsland continued: "As a unit, we have never been prouder to be at the forefront of such pioneering technology. By investing into research and technology, we have been able to debut EEVA in Europe and produce a healthy baby who has been a scientific first. We’re aware of how devastating infertility can be for couples; but with our clinical pregnancy rates now over 57% for couples under the age of 35, here at The Hewitt Fertility Centre we’re continually striving to give couples the best possible chance of having a baby."