Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician or a practitioner trained and certified in its use. Assisted Hatchling, Embryo Biopsy and PGD are not recommended for routine use in all IVF patients. Please Note: For animal research and human stem cell applications, the HT Research Lasers should be used.
The LYKOS features a 1460 nm, 300mW Class 1 laser built-into a custom designed objective 40x objective.
The RED-i speeds workflow by allowing you to position the cell under the laser beam without looking at the monitor.
The Multi-Pulse software gives our lasers an automated, precise tool that enables rapid trophectoderm biopsy.
The Multi-Pulse feature provides rapid, repeated firing of the laser to facilitate removal of cells from an embryo during the trophectoderm biopsy process. Trophectoderm biopsy is considered one of the best methods used to remove cells from the embryos of patients undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to screen for genetic disease or aneuploidy.
Prior to release of the Multi-pulse software, individual laser shots were required to weaken or break the junctions between the trophectoderm cells so that they can be aspirated into the biopsy micropipette. The significant advantage of Multi-Pulse is that one press of the remote footswitch initiates multiple laser pulses in rapid succession for fast and easy cell separation, thereby limiting the amount of time the embryo spends outside the incubator.
Professor Barry Behr, Co-Director, REI/IVF Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, a long-time user of Hamilton Thorne lasers and a pioneer in trophectoderm biopsy, commented, “The Multi-Pulse capability, which provides the user with the ability to automatically fire the laser multiple times at relatively low power, will contribute significantly to the efficiency and safety of trophectoderm biopsy.”
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