Octax Laser & imaging systems

Description Modular laser systems for applications in IVF

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19310/0148M Octax LaserShot™ M
  • Octax LaserShot
  • Description: Microsurgical Laser system, complete with infrared laser module, microscope adaptor, mirror block, laser lens 25x, Octax USB2 digital camera 3.2 Mpix, EyeWare software, single foot switch, manual; complying with MDR 2017/745 for CE marked inverted microscopes
  • Purpose: For use in laser applications within IVF, including assisted hatching, sperm viability testing, blastomere, polar body and trophectoderm biopsy and also blastocyst collapsing prior to vitrification.
  • Disclaimer: For US users: Indications for use of the LaserShot M and NaviLase device, as registered with the FDA: For use in assisted reproduction procedures to ablate or thin the zona pellucida of an embryo to facilitate assisted hatching or recovery of cells for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (blastomeres). The device can also be used on blastocyst stage embryos for biopsy of trophectoderm cells for pre-implantation diagnosis procedures, and blastocyst collapse prior to vitrification procedures.
19310/0146 Octax NaviLase®
  • Octax NaviLase
  • Description: Dynamic multi-purpose laser system for ART., complete with calibration free and moveable infrared laser module incl. motion elements, microscope adaptor, mirror block, laser lens 25x, Octax USB2 digital camera 3.2 Mpix, EyeWare software, single foot switch, manual; MDR 2017/745 compliant for CE marked inverted microscopes
  • Purpose: For use in laser applications within IVF, including assisted hatching, sperm viability testing, blastomere, polar body and trophectoderm biopsy and also blastocyst collapsing prior to vitrification.
  • Disclaimer: For US users: Indications for use of the LaserShot M and NaviLase device, as registered with the FDA: For use in assisted reproduction procedures to ablate or thin the zona pellucida of an embryo to facilitate assisted hatching or recovery of cells for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (blastomeres). The device can also be used on blastocyst stage embryos for biopsy of trophectoderm cells for pre-implantation diagnosis procedures, and blastocyst collapse prior to vitrification procedures.
19310/0147 Octax NaviLase® Upgrade
  • Upgrades and accessories
  • Description: Upgrade for existing Octax LaserShot™ system installed to modern inverted microscopes.
19310/4150 Octax Target Pointer
  • Upgrades and accessories
  • Description: Upgrade for Octax LaserShot™ and Octax NaviLase™ systems.
  • Disclaimer: Not for sale in US
19310/1148US Octax single foot switch
  • Upgrades and accessories
  • Description: For laser release.
19310/0001 DELL Optiplex PC
  • Upgrades and accessories
  • Description: PC suitable for Octax laser systems, incl. 22” full HD monitor.

Safe, efficient and easy to use

Modular laser systems for applications in IVF

 

Octax is more than just a laser; it is a multipurpose platform for digital imaging, image analysis and advanced applications in assisted reproduction. The static Octax LaserShot and the dynamic Octax NaviLase provide excellent image quality and safe procedures. Both lasers are calibration free and they can be used for laser applications within IVF*, including:

  • Assisted hatching/assisted thinning
  • Trophectoderm, blastomere biopsy
  • Blastocyst collapsing
  • Sperm viability testing

*Some applications are country specific approved laser applications option.

Which laser is right for you?

Being modular and flexible, Octax adapts to your specific needs and preferences. Depending on your need we offer a dynamic laser - Octax NaviLase and a static laser - Octax LaserShot. Both offer the same outstanding image quality and additional components to compose the best option for your lab.

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Dynamic laser - Octax NaviLase

When using NaviLase, the embryo remains in place while the laser is directed to the chosen target site. You can make several shots along a straight or curved line.

Multi-pulse in a curved line (zona thinning)

 

Multi-pulse in a straight line (eg. opening zona for biopsy)

1-3 pulse option for supporting cell separation (for troph­ecto­derm biopsy)

Static laser - Octax LaserShot

When using Octax LaserShot, the laser target site is fixed and embryo is aligned with the laser target site.

 

Biopsy demonstration

Watch Nuno Costa-Borges from Embryotools SL demonstrates the technique in blastocyst biopsy with Octax NaviLase.

Safe since the start

Proven in more than 100 scientific publications

With tens of thousands of children born after laser treatment and with no adverse effects, you can be sure your gametes* and embryos are safe during laser procedures performed using Octax lasers. Octax laser technology has been tried and tested in over 100 preclinical and clinical publications, which have shown zero adverse effects on oocytes*, embryos or the children born after laser treatment.

  • No alterations of the cytoplasm. Histology on mouse oocytes after laser treatment. (Germond et al., 1995)
  • No thermal damage observed. SEM analysis of the zona pellucida after laser treatmentof mouse zygotes. (Rink et al., 1996)
  • No genetic, histological or anatomical effects. Transfer of mouse zygotes into foster mothers after laser treatment, immunohistochemical/anatomical analysis of the offspring, breeding for another two generations. (Germond et al., 1996)
  • No increase in chromosomal aberrations and congenital malformations. Follow-up study on 134 one-year-old children after laser-assisted hatching (LAH) as compared to controls without LAH. (Kanyo & Konc, 2003)

*Some applications are country specific approved laser applications option.

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Software known for its user friendliness

The core element for the laser and imaging systems is the Octax EyeWare software, which operates the laser, takes images and records videos. This multipurpose imaging and archiving software is designed to be highly intuitive, making it easy to learn and use. The navigation is logical and menus are clear and straightforward. All functions are easy to access, saving time and increasing safety. 

The software is based on an SQL server and can support installations ranging from a stand-alone imaging station to a multi-operational, multi-user networked system

Flexible with multiple upgrading options

 

Octax EyeWare is unique in its seamless integration of additional software, with no need for multiple databases.

  • High-resolution live video display
  • Unlimited image snapshot gallery
  • Instant access to objective calibrations
  • Image and video capture and storage function
  • Multi-camera support
  • Measurement tools
  • Multilingual GUI
  • Comparison option for up to four images at a time
  • Image zoom function

Octax laser components

Octax Eye USB2 digital video camera

  • Up to 30 fps depending on resolution
  • Complete with space saving 90 degree connector USB cable and device driver
  • 3.2 Mpix - 2048 x 1536 pixels, true color, high resolution camera with integrated hardware zoom function

Octax Target pointer

  • Octax TargetPointer, optional add-on for trophectoderm biopsy, indicates laser target through microscope eyepieces. 
  • For Olympus IX 50/70, IX 51/71/81, IX 53/73, Nikon TE2000 & Ti, Leica DMIRB, DMI 3000, Zeiss Axiovert 200 & Axio Observer

Octax single foot switch

  • Octax single foot switch for triggering the laser.

How to secure precision and improve workflows in laser procedures 

Lab Director and co-owner Dr. Oliver Sterthaus at Fertisuisse in Switzerland built a completely new IVF clinic in 2014 with his colleagues. When setting up the new lab, convenience and workflow were important factors, and therefore they decided to use the dynamic Octax NaviLase laser system for all laser procedures.

Watch Dr. Oliver Sterthaus story here.

Support Documents

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Octax Laser & imaging systems

Product manuals

German

Octax LaserShot MTM Octax NaviLase® User Manual German

Intended Use for Octax LaserShot M and NaviLase. For the EU market.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Product manuals

French

Octax LaserShot MTM Octax NaviLase® User Manual French

Intended Use for Octax LaserShot M and NaviLase. For the EU market.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Product manuals

English

Octax LaserShot M™ Octax NaviLase® User Manual

This manual is only valid for MDR lasers. Not valid in the US.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Product manuals

Polish

Octax LaserShot MTM Octax NaviLase® User Manual Polish

Intended Use for Octax LaserShot M and NaviLase. For the EU market.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Product manuals

Dutch

Octax LaserShot MTM Octax NaviLase® User Manual Dutch

Intended Use for Octax LaserShot M and NaviLase. For the EU market.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

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Italian

Octax LaserShot MTM Octax NaviLase® User Manual Italian

Intended Use for Octax LaserShot M and NaviLase. For the EU market.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Product manuals

Hungarian

Octax LaserShot MTM Octax NaviLase® User Manual Hungarian

Intended Use for Octax LaserShot M and NaviLase. For the EU market.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Product manuals

Spanish

Octax LaserShot MTM Octax NaviLase® User Manual Spanish

Intended Use for Octax LaserShot M and NaviLase. For the EU market.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Product manuals

Greek

Octax LaserShot MTM Octax NaviLase® User Manual Greek

Intended Use for Octax LaserShot M and NaviLase. For the EU market.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Product manuals

Czech

Octax LaserShot MTM Octax NaviLase® User Manual Czech

Intended Use for Octax LaserShot M and NaviLase. For the EU market.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Technotes

English

Octax laser blastocyst collapsing

This technote explains how to use Octax lasers in blastocyst collapsing.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Technotes

English

Octax laser sperm viability testing

This technote explains how to use Octax lasers for sperm viability testing.

Octax Laser & imaging systems

Technotes

English

Octax laser trophectoderm biopsy

This technote explains how to use Octax lasers for trophectoderm biopsy.

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