Vitrification in Assisted Reproduction

A User’s Manual

  • Gautam Allahbadia
  • Masashige Kuwayama
  • Goral Gandhi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Masashige Kuwayama, Goral Gandhi, Sakina Kagalwala, Ramya Ramani
    Pages 1-7
  3. Luis Arturo Ruvalcaba Castellon, Alfonso Gerardo Castañeda Loya
    Pages 9-15
  4. Goral Gandhi, Soumya Ramesh, Aaisha Khatoon
    Pages 17-30
  5. Sakina Kagalwala
    Pages 31-42
  6. Noriko Kagawa, Iwaho Kikuchi, Masashige Kuwayama
    Pages 43-49
  7. Pankaj Talwar, Ved Prakash
    Pages 51-63
  8. Pratik Tambe, Goral Gandhi
    Pages 71-77
  9. Goral Gandhi, Gautam Allahbadia, Sakina Kagalwala, Monali Madne
    Pages 79-88
  10. Masashige Kuwayama, Goral Gandhi, Sakina Kagalwala, Aaisha Khatoon
    Pages 89-95
  11. Gabriel Carlos Dalvit
    Pages 97-100

About this book


Advances in technology now offer promising solutions to deal with the chronological aging of the cell, tissue or organ to synchronize its existence and its use. This book covers the developments in and benefits of the latest vitrification technology and its extensive applications in reproductive medicine. Protocols of gametes (oocyte and sperm), embryos, blastocysts and ovarian tissue cryopreservation have been reviewed by leaders in the field. In order to address the escalation in cross-border reproductive tourism entailing the transfer of reproductive cells and tissues rather than the patient, the challenges, caution and emerging possibilities of nitrogen vapor shipment of vitrified cells have been discussed. Current perspectives on oocyte banking present the reader with options and solutions to effectively utilize these gametes despite the physiological deterrants.The versatile applications and potential of vitrification of human embryonic stem cells, discussed in the concluding chapter, is an exciting reality offered by vitrification to help overcome numerous stumbling blocks in the management of various disorders.            


Cryotec method Fertility preservation Human embryonic stem cells Oocyte banking Ovarian tissue vitrification Vitrification of oocytes

Editors and affiliations

  • Gautam Allahbadia
    • 1
  • Masashige Kuwayama
    • 2
  • Goral Gandhi
    • 3
  1. 1.Rotunda, The Centre for Human ReproductionMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Repro-Support Medical Research CentreTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Rotunda, The Center for Human ReproductionMumbaiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-1526-4
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-1527-1
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