Site & Air Quality Assessment

Personalized Site Visit and Preliminary Environmental Assessment for Your Laboratory

Identify Potentially Harmful Sources of Airborne Contamination at Your Facility

LifeAire® is committed to helping IVF laboratories around the world improve their outcomes by removing the variable of air from the list of elements that can impact consistent and successful embryogenesis. To that end, we help IVF programs examine their air quality, their air handling systems, and sources of potential contamination that might be adversely impacting their cell culture and clinical outcomes. We are visiting programs in person to share insight and lessons-learned from over 25 years of clinical study by CEO and founder, Dr. Kathryn C. Worrilow, on the relationship between a wide array of airborne contamination sources that adversely affect IVF laboratory function and outcomes—despite most programs having strong protocols in place to guard against contamination, maintain positive air pressure in sensitive areas, and employ air filtration units. Even ISO5 cleanroom standards are susceptible to certain airborne threats that can bypass HEPA/ULPA/UV filtration and other preventative measures as in culturing in a “closed” environment.

There are many possible sources of airborne contamination

What’s included in the assessment?

  • An in-depth orientation that takes place on-site at your location
  • A preliminary testing and examination of the air quality within your laboratory and clinical procedure areas
  • An examination of the existing air handling unit and remediation solutions employed on-site
  • An orientation to the role that ambient air plays in embryogenesis
  • A question and answer session on how to remove identified sources of embryotoxic pathogens and improve outcomes through improved air purity

We will deliver a detailed report of the results and our suggested next steps. Suggestions for improving air purity in an IVF program that we’ve analyzed vary from site to site, but will be specific to your program, physical footprint, SOPs, air handling system and airflow or “cross talk” between critical areas.

Interested in learning more?

The visits are typically 2-4 hours – to allow for the real-time air testing – within which we give a presentation to the program’s team, do a quick physical examination of the air handling units around the building, host a discussion of the results we collect during the visit and suggested steps for potential improvement.

We also deliver a educational and informative results report that outlines what we found working well, opportunities that exist, and additional information on airborne contamination threats and how to respond to them.

Contact us at [email protected] or by calling 484-224-3042 to speak with a representative.