Laboratory Procedures: 1: Establishing and Maintaining an IVF Laboratory 2: Gamete Collection, Preparation and Selection 3: Micromanipulation 4: Culture, Selection and Transfer of the Human Embryo 5: Cryopreservation 6: Diagnosis of Genetic Disease in Preimplantation Embryos 7: Implantation Clinical Techniques: 9: Quality Management Systems 10: Patient Investigation and the Use of Drugs 11: Stimulation Protocols 12: Technical Procedures and Outcomes 13: Special Medical Conditions 14: Complications of Treatment 15: Egg Donation and Surrogate Motherhood 16: Future Directions and Clinical Applications 17: The Support Team 18: Ethics and Legislation.
Scientific & Laboratory Director, Zoology Department, University of Melbourne, Parkville Victoria, Australia IVF Unit, Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel Vice President Scientific Affairs, Serono International SA, Geneva, Switzerland Director, Infertility Unit, Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot, Israel
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