This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions in vitro fertilization, assisted reproductive techniques
Treatment day 0 denudation and time lapse culture on ivf-oocytes.
Sponsor Regionshospitalet Viborg, Skive
Start date June 2014
End date January 2016
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT02222831, Skive-2014-BBP


The aims of this study are to evaluate:

1. the possible effect of time-lapse culture from day zero (day of oocyte retrieval) on fertilisation rates and embryo quality in standard IVF.

2. the association between PIF status in embryo culture medium and embryo quality assessed by standard subjective parameters and morphokinetic development.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose basic science
Day 0 denudation and time lapse culture on IVF-oocytes.: After insemination the oocytes will subsequently be denuded and cultured in the EmbryoScope (day 0). The embryo culture media will be collected at day 2-5.
day 0 denudation and time lapse culture on ivf-oocytes.
(No Intervention)
After insemination oocytes in the control group will be incubated in a standard incubator overnight. On day 1 the oocytes in the will be denuded and further cultured in the EmbryoScope. The embryo culture media will be collected at day 2-5.

Primary Outcomes

Embryo Quality
time frame: Day 0-5 after oocyte pick-up

Secondary Outcomes

Fertilisation rate
time frame: Day 1 after oocyte pick-up

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 18 years up to 40 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Standard IVF treatment - Body mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 30 - couples in which the male partner has normal sperm concentration and motility according to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2010) Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with less than four oocytes

Additional Information

Official title Optimizing IVF Treatment - the Impact of Time-lapse Culture and Preimplantation Factor (PIF) on Embryo Development.
Principal investigator Betina B Povlsen, MSc
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Regionshospitalet Viborg, Skive.