Our team has broad experience innovating cutting-edge technology for in vitro fertilization. From partial zona removal of equine oocytes to Piezo drill implementation, our members have a history of developing new techniques that lead to clinical success. The techniques we use have been demonstrated to achieve the highest blastocyst rates (20-45%) after ICSI and in vitro culture of sperm-injected oocytes.

Most importantly, EquiEmbryo focuses on producing the highest quality equine embryos to develop healthy foals after embryo transfer.

ICSI Publications:

Below are some highlighted papers related to ICSI, embryo freezing, and embryo biopsy for your reference

         Choi & Hinrichs. Vitrification of in vitro-produced and in vivo-recovered equine blastocysts in a clinical program. Theriogenology 2017, in press.

         Choi YH et al. Effect of clinically-related factors on in vitro blastocyst development after equine ICSI. Theriogenology 2016; 85:1289-1296.

         Choi YH et al. Production of live foals via intracytoplasmic injection of lyophilized sperm and sperm extract in the horse. Reproduction 2011; 142:529-538.

         Choi YH et al. Successful cryopreservation of expanded equine blastocysts. Theriogenology, 2011; 76:143-152.

         Choi YH et al. Viability of equine embryos after puncture of the capsule and biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Reproduction, 2010; 140:893-902.

         Choi YH et al. Developmental competence in vivo and in vitro of in vitro-matured equine oocytes fertilized by intracytoplasmic sperm injection with fresh or frozen-thawed sperm. Reproduction 2002; 123:455-465.