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April 06, 2016
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San Francisco, CA – April 6, 2016 – Erin Fischer, BS, TS (ABB), Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) embryologist, will lecture to reproductive specialists on vitrification advances at the 6th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) on April 7 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ms. Fischer helped lead PFC’s early adoption of blastocyst and oocyte vitrification in 2006 and has continued to advance this program.

During her lecture, she will share specific aspects of PFC’s successful vitrification protocol, including stringent attention to both cooling and thawing rates, and proper technique for loading oocytes or blastocysts on the vitrification device. PFC has also developed a method to ease hatching of the embryo, given that vitrification can harden the outer shell surrounding it (the zona pellucida).

February 26, 2016
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Dr. Philip Chenette was recently interviewed for an article featured in PolicyGenius.  It is written by a young woman who is considering freezing her eggs and goes into depth about the process of fertility preservation.

In the article, Dr. Chenette talks about the best reproductive time for a woman to freeze her eggs, about the process and safety of egg freezing, and the key factors a woman should look for in finding a clinic.

Read the full article, including remarks for Dr. Chenette, here.

February 24, 2016
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Yahoo Canada interviewed PFC’s Dr. Philip Chenette about fertility preservation.

Dr. Chenette answered key questions about the egg freezing process, such as the ideal age to freeze eggs, the number of eggs women should freeze based on their age, how to determine the quality of your eggs, and storing frozen eggs.

You can read the full article here.

August 10, 2015
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A recent Guardian article included an interview with PFC’s Carolyn Givens, MD, on the growing popularity of elective egg freezing among professional women. The article covered much of the waterfront, from financial considerations to ethical, social, and emotional ramifications.

February 12, 2015
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At the ASRM meeting in October in Honolulu, HI, PFC Embryologists sat down for updated vitrification training using a new technology from Cryotech, Japan.  Although we have been vitrifying eggs and embryos since 2006, and are therefore one of the most experienced labs in the world, there are always opportunities for improvement.  Here we are exploring a new method for egg vitrification that claims to give better survival than current methods.  

Pictured from left to right:  Amy Kittleson (PFC Embryologist), Maria Guadalupe (Cryotech trainer), Joe Conaghan, PhD (PFC Lab Director) and Sergio Vaccari, PhD (PFC Embryologist).

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