Oocyte retrieval

Improve aspiration and patient comfort, secure oocyte quality

Successful aspiration starts here

A successful follicle aspiration needs to be fast, precise and retrieve the maximal amount of undamaged oocytes without complications. It is a critical procedure involving a lot of anxiety for the patient, which also needs to be taken care of. 

Around since the beginning, used worldwide

Together with the pioneers in IVF, Vitrolife invented the transvaginal follicle aspiration needle with an ultrasound probe already in the 1980s. This technique has since then been used successfully worldwide.

Hear Dr Westlander give his views about optimising oocyte retrieval

Dr Göran Westlander is the Medical Director at Fertilitetscentrum in Sweden. In this blog post he suggests three ways to optimise the oocyte retrieval procedure. 

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Proven performance Sense

A prospective, randomised study by Wikland et al. found that oocyte retrieval performed with the Sense needle resulted in a greater number of patients with less than expected vaginal bleeding compared to a conventional 17 G needle. Further findings were that the use of Sense also resulted in a significantly reduced overall pain experience – 19% lower compared to a conventional needle. Regardless of needle size, there were no statistical differences in aspiration time, oocyte recovery and fertilisation rate.

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Significantly less pain

Percent of patients with less than expected bleeding1

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Level of overall pain experience, mean1

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The overall pain experience was 19% less for the Sense group.

1. Wikland M et al. A randomized controlled study comparing pain experience between a newly designed needle with a thin tip and a standard needle for oocyte aspiration. Hum Reprod. 2011 Jun; 26(6): 1377–1383. 

Industry leading quality. All the way.

To safeguard robust product performance, the Vitrolife quality control system covers both the manufacturing process and the aspiration needles. By ensuring consistent high quality, we help you to maximise your success rate.

Needles and accessories designed to deliver

Optimising aspiration time, maximising control and improving patient comfort.

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Media to create optimal handling conditions

With the G-series, you get confidence at each step. For example, during handling outside the incubator G-MOPS gives oocytes and embryos the best possible physiological protection.

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Dishes and tubes made for safe handling of oocytes

Vitrolife Labware is designed to support you throughout the IVF workflow with products developed for each procedure. The improved design makes your way of working efficient and more reliable.

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Maximise success every step of the way

We provide what you need to secure improved results throughout the IVF journey.