SAFE, EFFICIENT AND EASY TO USE

Modular laser systems for all applications in IVF

Octax is more than just a laser; it is a multipurpose platform for digital imaging, image analysis and advanced applications in assisted reproduction. The static Octax LaserShot and the dynamic Octax NaviLase provide excellent image quality and safe procedures. Both lasers are calibration free and no pilot laser is needed. They can be used for all laser applications within IVF, including:

Assisted hatching/assisted thinning

 

Trophectoderm, blastomere and polar body biopsy

 

Blastocyst collapsing

 

Sperm immobilisation

 

Sperm viability testing

WHICH LASER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Being modular and flexible, Octax adapts to your specific needs and preferences.

Depending on your need we offer a dynamic laser - Octax NaviLase and a static laser - Octax LaserShot. Both offer the same outstanding image quality and a wide selection of additional components to compose the best option for your lab.

Dynamic laser - Octax NaviLase

When using NaviLase, the embryo remains in place while the laser is directed to the chosen target site. You can make several shots along a straight or curved line.

Multi-pulse in a curved line (zona thinning)

Multi-pulse in a straight line (eg. opening zona for biopsy)

Dual or triple pulse cutting (for troph­ecto­derm biopsy)

Static laser - Octax LaserShot

When using Octax LaserShot, the laser target site is fixed and embryo is aligned with the laser target site.

 

 

SAFE SINCE THE START

Proven in more than 100 scientific publications

 

With tens of thousands of children born after laser treatment and with no adverse effects, you can be sure your gametes and embryos are safe during laser procedures performed using Octax lasers. Octax laser technology has been tried and tested in over 100 preclinical and clinical publications, which have shown zero adverse effects on oocytes, embryos or the children born after laser treatment.

 

• No alterations of the cytoplasm. Histology on mouse oocytes after laser treatment. (Germond et al., 1995)

 

• No thermal damage observed. SEM analysis of the zona pellucida after laser treatmentof mouse zygotes. (Rink et al., 1996)

 

• No genetic, histological or anatomical effects. Transfer of mouse zygotes into foster mothers after laser treatment, immunohistochemical/anatomical analysis of the offspring, breeding for another two generations. (Germond et al., 1996)

 

• No increase in chromosomal aberrations and congenital malformations. Follow-up study on 134 one-year-old children after laser-assisted hatching (LAH) as compared to controls without LAH. (Kanyo & Konc, 2003)

Software known for its user friendliness

The core element for the laser and imaging systems is the Octax EyeWare software, which operates the laser, takes images and records videos. This multipurpose imaging and archiving software is designed to be highly intuitive, making it easy to learn and use. The navigation is logical and menus are clear and straightforward. All functions are easy to access, saving time and increasing safety.

 

The software is based on an SQL server and can support installations ranging from a stand-alone imaging station to a multi-operational, multi-user networked system

 

VITROLIFE ALARM SYSTEM

LOG & GUARD SYSTEM

QC monitoring and alert system

 

Securing quality and eliminating risks

 

A comprehensive solution for 24/7 real-time monitoring, documentation & warning including sensors cover all critical parameters in the IVF lab

 

 

BOOST EFFICIENCY

AND SECURE LONG-TERM SUCCESS

Complying with quality requirements and regulations in an IVF lab is crucial, but takes time and effort.

 

Log&Guard eliminates time-consuming manual procedures and eliminates the weak spots in manual monitoring. Measurements are standardised for greater reliability and human error is no longer a risk factor.

Made for the unique challenges of IVF

 

Log&Guard is specifically designed to automate and standardize frequent work in the laboratory, increasing quality and freeing up time.

 

Log&Guard gives you automated 24/7 monitoring of all critical parameters in embryo culture and cryostorage. The system consists of a network of independent precision sensors for temperature, CO2, O2, pH, ambient temperature, humidity and VOC, connected to a central unit that displays the readings and saves them permanently.

Powerfull controller for monitoring and warning

 

Packed with advanced technology yet highly compact, the controller is the brain of the Log&Guard system. A built-in backup battery ensures continuous operation even during a power failure. The onboard modem

sends notifications and alerts to your designated mobile phones.

Easy to use software program

Log&Guard operates on a web interface based software platform, easily accessible from any computer in your local network, and does not require a separate computer.

 

Alarm conditions and thresholds, measurement intervals and many other parameters can be set individually to perfectly adapt the monitoring network to your individual lab. Measured data can be downloaded for long term storage.

Never miss an alarm

The Log&Guard system will alert you in case any parameter is out of range. Besides acoustical and optical alerts in the lab you can also be notified by text messages on your phone.

Universal Sensor for Embryo Culture

 

For monitoring temperature, CO2 and relative humidity

 

Requires power socket

 

Operating temperature 20–50°C. Not suitable for auto-decontamination

 

CO2 dual beam infrared technology for robust and precise CO2 measurement.

 

Measuring range 0–10%, accuracy +/- 0.18% at 5% concentration, resolution 0.1%

 

Temperature measuring range -40 to +125°C, accuracy +/- 0.2°C, resolution 0.01°C

 

Relative humidity measuring range 0–100%, accuracy +/- 2 %, resolution 0.01%. Response time/equilibration: 12 h

VOC sensor

 

Detects embryotoxic volatile organic compounds (VOC) in ambient air

 

Super sensitive measuring range 0 - 20 ppm (parts per million)

 

Accuracy ± 0.1 ppm

 

Resolution 0.01 ppm

 

Reaction time < 4 sec

CO2 sensor

 

Dual wavelength infrared sensor, measuring range 0 - 10% CO₂

 

Accuracy ± 5% of the indicated value

 

Resolution 0.1%

 

Sensor diameter 43 mm, length 91 mm

Temperature logger

 

Starter kit for conventional incubators, fridges, freezers

 

Pt1000 sensor

 

Temperature range -50 to +150°C

 

Accuracy ± 0.5°C

 

Resolution 0.1°C

 

Battery backed (12 years battery life)

 

Level converter supporting up to nine loggers

 

Dimensions (housing) 48.5 x 48.5 x 35.5 mm (LxWxD)

O2 sensor

 

For monitoring reduced oxygen atmosphere

 

Measuring range 0 - 25% O₂

 

Accuracy ± 0.5%

 

Resolution 0.1%.

 

Sensor diameter 43 mm, length 44 mm

Logger for ambient temperature and humidity

 

Pt1000 sensor combined with a capacitive polymer humidity sensor

 

Temperature range -25 to + 60°C

 

Accuracy ± 0.5°C

 

Resolution 0.1°C

 

Humidity range 0 to 100% RH

 

Accuracy ± 3% RH

 

Battery backed (6 years battery life)

 

Dimensions (housing) 48.5 x 48.5 x 35.5 mm (LxWxD)

QC monitoring and alert system

Continuous monitoring of critical quality control parameters in your IVF laboratory protects embryos and puts time on your side.

 

 

MAXIMIZE SUCCESS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

We provide what you need to secure improved results throughout the IVF journey.

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