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Cryopreservation in Assisted Reproduction

A Practitioner's Guide to Methods, Management and Organization

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  • Jul 2024

Overview

  • Provides a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of cryopreservation in assisted reproduction
  • Includes basic biology, methods and management, techniques, guidelines and best practices
  • Excellent resource for clinicians, embryologists, IVF lab managers, and researchers

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About this book

Cryopreservation of oocytes, sperm, and ovarian and testicular tissues, as well as embryos, is one of the most critical procedures to preserve the reproductive capacity of individuals. It is an indispensable part of assisted reproductive technologies, as nearly all IVF clinics around the world have embraced the freeze-all embryo strategy with no fresh embryo transfers. Advanced platforms, such as automation and artificial intelligence, are making their way into all aspects of assisted reproductive technologies, including reproductive tissue banking process and storage. At the same time, lax regulations and lack of training combined with rapid demands of IVF services have resulted in a climate of frequent disaster and catastrophic incidents from the cryo labs that store thousands of patients’ embryos for years. With the onset of malpractice lawsuits against the clinics and awards of large compensation to the patients, regulations are getting stricter in this arena to safeguard the integrity of storage systems, and industry leaders are developing advanced devices and alarm systems to remotely monitor storage systems exploring the power of internet, AI and automation. Therefore, there is an urgent need for a comprehensive text in this field based on the introduction of such a wide array of advanced devices, newer technologies, regulatory frameworks, risks and disaster management options.

With contributions from top internationally recognized scientists and clinicians with expertise in cryopreservation and reproductive technology, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the basics of cryobiological processes and a technically detailed presentation on all aspects of cryopreservation of reproductive cells and tissues. It presents the current, well-established procedures, as well as novel techniques with the latest innovations described in detail.

Bringing together the latest information with key thought leaders in the field, Cryopreservation in Assisted Reproduction is intended to be the go-to resource for all reproductive medicine clinicians, embryologists, lab technologists, IVF lab directors/managers, and researchers.

Keywords

  • Blastocyst
  • Cryopreservation
  • Embryo
  • Fertility preservation
  • Gamete
  • Oocyte
  • Ovarian tissue
  • Reproductive tissue bank
  • Sperm bank
  • Vitrification

Editors and Affiliations

  • Scientific and Laboratory Director, Reproductive Biology Associates – Prelude/Inception , Atlanta, USA

    Zsolt Peter Nagy

  • Fertility Associates, Group Scientific Director, Auckland, New Zealand

    Alex C. Varghese

  • Director of Research, Global Andrology Forum, Moreland Hills, and Emeritus Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA

    Ashok Agarwal

About the editors

Zsolt Peter Nagy, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Reproductive Biology Associates – Prelude, Atlanta, GA, USA

 

- Alex C. Varghese, Group Scientific Director, Fertility Associates Auckland, New Zealand , Sunfert International, Malaysia

 

Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD (ABB), EMB (ACE), Director of Research, Global Andrology Forum, Moreland Hills, and Emeritus Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cryopreservation in Assisted Reproduction

  • Book Subtitle: A Practitioner's Guide to Methods, Management and Organization

  • Editors: Zsolt Peter Nagy, Alex C. Varghese, Ashok Agarwal

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-58213-4Due: 13 August 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-58216-5Due: 13 August 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-58214-1Due: 13 August 2024

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 660

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