A three-dimensional microfluidic device for oocyte zona-removal and incubation

Chuan Chang, Ren Guei Wu, Li Chern Pan, Fan Gang Tseng

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Abstract

To solve the low implantation rate of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), zona-free oocyte is widely used in IVF [1]. However the process of zona-removal is not only tedious but also easy to harm the fragile oocyte. In this work we introduce a 3-dimensional microfluidic device to simplify the zona-removal process, and the applied gentle process is also capable to keep oocyte intact throughout the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicroTAS 2015 - 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages2083-2084
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806483
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2015 - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 25 2015Oct 29 2015

Other

Other19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeongju
Period10/25/1510/29/15

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Keywords

  • In-vitro fertilization
  • Microfluidic device
  • Zona-free oocyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Chang, C., Wu, R. G., Pan, L. C., & Tseng, F. G. (2015). A three-dimensional microfluidic device for oocyte zona-removal and incubation. In MicroTAS 2015 - 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 2083-2084). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.