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September 11, 2013
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PFC's Laboratory Director, Dr. Joe Conaghan, will be speaking at the Fertility Planit show this Sunday, September 15th in New York City. The talk is entitled, Eggs to Embryo: New Techniques in the IVF Lab. He will talk about his work with Auxogyn's time-lapse photo imaging of embryos.

More about the session:
Ever wonder about the journey your eggs, sperm and embryos take in the lab? Join top embryologist Dr. Joe Conaghan and fertility expert Dr. Serena Chen in a conversation with fertility author and ART advocate Fran Meadows for a discussion on new techniques helping IVF specialists select the embryos with the highest potential for pregnancy success.

You can register to watch a free live stream of the event here.

Learn more about Fertility Planit here.

 

August 29, 2013
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On August 1st, 2012 Pacific Fertility Center opened the Pacific Fertility Egg Bank (PFEB), the first freestanding donor egg bank in northern California. The Pacific Fertility Egg Bank concept burgeoned in 2006 as a result of advancements in egg freezing technology. After much innovative work in the PFC Laboratory perfecting the freezing technique of 'vitrification', our first recipients of frozen donor eggs were pregnant in 2007 and delivered in 2008. Over the ensuing four years, additional research and refinement of laboratory techniques continued, resulting in the development of the Pacific Fertility Egg Bank.

August 26, 2013
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This year’s meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) was held in London, UK, and I represented PFC at the 3 day event.  The meeting attracts about 8,000 participants mostly from Europe, but also with significant representation from around the world.  After winning a prize for a presentation that I made at last year’s Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) meeting, I was invited to give a 30 minute lecture at a plenary session on the first morning of the ESHRE meeting.  My talk was titled “Embryos with good morphology but abnormal cell divisions have significantly lower implantation potential” and showcased our innovative research with time-lapse imaging of embryos.  We have been working with Auxogyn Inc., a pioneering company in time-lapse embryology that are located in Menlo Park, and have been imaging embryos for about 2 years in several research studies.  Four other local

August 26, 2013
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Jonathan Stewart of the BBC reports on how assisted reproductive technologies have become more sophisticated and advanced. He interviews PFC's Dr. Philip Chenette and Joseph Conaghan, PhD. Also included is a patient's self-described journey with Fertility Preservation.

Click here to watch the video of the television program.

August 26, 2013
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Jonathan Stewart of the BBC reports on how assisted reproductive technologies have become more sophisticated and advanced. He interviews PFC's Dr. Philip Chenette and Joseph Conaghan, PhD. Also included is a patient's self-described journey with Fertility Preservation.

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