A disruptive step like renovating or relocating your IVF lab is the ideal opportunity to introduce the latest state-of-the-art technology that can maximize your culture environment and clinical potential If you’re currently planning to renovate or relocate your IVF lab, read on. There are countless details and decisions to successfully undertake this scale of project. Cost, downtime, patients, equipment, staff, schedules—but don’t forget one of the most important decision opportunities: improving air purity. This one decision has been scientifically proven to significantly increase pregnancy rates and embryo quality. The disruptive nature of a renovation project can be daunting. But seen in the right light, it’s an opportunity for your lab to adopt the best technology available for supporting your lab’s primary function. And the right decisions along these lines can translate into dramatic improvement in outcomes for your patients. One of the most pervasive elements of a lab is its air. Conditioned, purified, kept at positive pressure for the most critical rooms in your facility, air can play a game-changing role in the medical—and business—function of your lab. The air purification solutions on the market offer an array of options ranging from HEPA filters to UV lights and beyond.
In a previous post outlining the basic elements of air purification systems, we spoke to the dangers present in using filtering and remediation strategies incorrectly against a wide range of airborne contaminants: “In simple terms, the nature of these various contaminants is such that each requires a different remediation approach to stop it from entering your lab. In other words, they can’t all be captured by a HEPA filter or stopped by UV light. You need a blend of strategies that together combine to capture, kill, filter, etc. and leave you with pure air—as high as 99.99% pure in a single pass solution—that finally is clean enough to provide significant protection and contribute to achieving the highest level clinical outcomes for your patients.”