Any IVF clinician, laboratory director or embryologists who has struggled with varying pregnancy rates understands the challenge in identifying its source among the many variables that impact outcomes. For those going beyond ART best practices, the challenge is even greater. One of the greatest threats to IVF success is the one most difficult to control—until now—ambient air.
Seemingly innocuous and unrelated factors outside of the lab can be toxic to embryos if allowed to enter the lab and clinical space. Pathogens and VOCs emitted from cleaning supplies, alcohol, toiletries, and paint off-gassing interfere with successful embryogenesis. External events such as nearby road construction projects and vehicle exhaust can penetrate the laboratory air and significantly affect outcomes. Even the use of hand sanitizer within the laboratory itself has been tied to declining pregnancy rates.
LIfeAire Systems’s technology eliminates airborne contamination by 99.99% on a single pass through the system, while providing continuous protection that portable cleaning equipment cannot defend against. Its in-duct system treats not only the source air before it enters the laboratory but also the return air that heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems recirculate from the laboratory and clinical procedure room. No other system—either in-room or in-duct—has the capability to purify air to the levels guaranteed by LifeAire. The system utilizes a patented, multi-phase purification technology that virtually eliminates all contaminants contained in ambient air.
IVF programs using the LifeAire Systems’ technolohy have seen double digit improvement in their pregnancy rates following the installation of the system. Two of its programs were named as the #1 and #2 Best IVF Programs in the United States* by FertilitySuccessRates.com.
*Award category: Women Under 35 Using Fresh Embryos