A collection of the proven standards by known experts for human IVF described step-by-step, including basic and
advanced practices. This book covers all aspects of how to set-up and run an IVF laboratory, from building the
laboratory to training the embryologists and troubleshooting in the working lab.
About the Author
Markus H. M. Montag is the CEO and founder of ilabcomm GmbH, a consulting company in the field of assisted
reproduction. He was previously laboratory director in a private IVF unit and was at the Universities of Bonn and
Heidelberg for twenty years.
Since the first successful human in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment in 1978, IVF has transformed from an
experimental procedure to an established standard of care that is practised throughout the world. As the proven
methodologies become more established, patients and practitioners expect higher live birth rates and excellent quality
controls. This practical book covers every stage in the life of an IVF laboratory, from designing and planning the
laboratory to training the embryologists and ongoing management and troubleshooting, providing step-by-step protocols
for today's best practice. Complex and specialized procedures are described by experts in the respective fields using a
common structure, which allows the reader to translate into standard operating procedures. The editors bring together a
portfolio of techniques that will work in almost every laboratory, providing a foundation of good working practice for
both new and experienced embryologists.