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

Chuan Chang, Yueh Jen Chen, 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 and precisely locate all oocytes in the well throughout the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 11th Annual International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages134-138
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019472
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2016
Event11th IEEE Annual International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2016 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: Apr 17 2016Apr 20 2016

Other

Other11th IEEE Annual International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2016
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period4/17/164/20/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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