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.
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.