Posts Tagged ‘Landa Freezing Technology’

Egg Freezing Breakthrough Expands Options at IVF Centers

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Embryologist Susan Walker (at left), from The Fertility Center of Chattanooga, shown with FROZEN EGG BANK staff, Andrologist Christine Stevens (middle) and  Senior Embryologist Cris Rodriguez-Karl.(right)

We are pleased to announce The Fertility Center of Chattanooga our Frozen Egg Bank affiliate in Tennessee was featured in the local media as a forward thinking IVF center that offers egg freezing as an option to their patients. This article highlights the significance of having an egg freezing program as a way to expand the role of a modern fertility center.  Susan Walker, Senior Embryologist at Chattanooga, came to train with our team of  scientists. During her visit, Susan learned the art of using the Landa Freezing Technology which has yielded very promising results in the preservation and thawing of human eggs. After completing her training, Susan received her certificate  of training then returned to her center to introduce the science of egg freezing to her staff. Since then the Tennessee facility has successfully frozen their patient’s eggs for use in the future.

According to Chattanooga Medical Director, Dr. Barry Donesky, “The Fertility Center is working in conjunction with the Frozen Egg Bank, founded in 2005 in Orange County, California. These pioneers are known for one of the nation's most successful cryopreservation programs, and their patented procedure for egg freezing has led to a 55 percent pregnancy success rate with frozen egg transfers and nearly 30 live births over the past four years. More than 90 percent of frozen eggs have survived the thawing process with 80-plus percent developing into embryos ready for transfer at the Frozen Egg Bank. Women age 37 or younger have been most receptive to frozen egg transfers. Additional information is available at eggfreezing.com.” Since then 52 healthy babies have been born from frozen eggs using the Landa freezing Technology. An additional 10 pregnancies are ongoing.

The Frozen Egg Bank is a network of 7 IVF centers located in the U.S. working together to offer egg freezing and thawing services to their patient population. To learn more about fertility preservation with egg freezing please visit our web site www.eggfreezing.com.

Landmark Arrival of Frozen Egg Babies #49 & #50 at West Coast Fertility Centers in California

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

 

 Dr. Diaz with Frozen Egg Baby Grace while Mommy holds twin sister Julia.

On March 5th, West Coast Fertility Center had the pleasure of meeting our Frozen Egg Babies #49 and #50 as the proud Mom and Dad stopped by our office and introduced us to their beautiful twin baby girls.  The girls are now four months old and have been such a joy to their parents.

In April 2009, this patient underwent a cycle of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with the use of frozen donor eggs.  This couple used our online database to search for a donor of their liking.  Once the donor was selected, the donor eggs were thawed and prepared for insemination.  Using ICSI, the eggs were inseminated just as they would be in a traditional IVF cycle with fresh donor eggs.  The eggs were fertilized and cultured for three days prior to the patient's embryo transfer.  The Frozen Egg Bank has an astounding 91% egg thaw survival rate and a 53% pregnancy rate which is very similar to our pregnancy rate for traditional IVF.

This marks a big day for West Coast Fertility Center in Orange County, California, as we reached the birth of our 49th and 50th babies born from Frozen Eggs and ICSI. WCFC is an affiliate of Frozen Egg Bank, Inc which developed the Landa Freezing Technology, offering hope to many infertile couples. This technology has resulted in the birth of 52 healthy babies born to wonderful families longing for their beautiful children. Worldwide only about 500 babies have been born from egg freezing.

Greeting the special visitors, Dr. David Diaz and his staff were delighted to hug and hold the two special little miracles as they smiled and gurgled while photos were snapped. Dr. Diaz commented that the parents are “true pioneers in the field of infertility” for making the decision to utilize the new technology.

We wish Mom, Dad, and the girls all the best and look forward to keeping in touch with them as the girls continue to grow.

To find out more about infertility and egg freezing at West Coast Fertility Centers please check out our websites www.ivfbaby.com and www.eggfreezing.com. Thank you! 

D r. Diaz holding Frozen Egg baby #49 Baby Grace while the proud parents hold her twin sister Julia, Frozen Egg baby #50.