Laser assisted hatching is method to create a gap in an embryo’s shell before placing the embryo. This technique allows to increase to potential of hatching the shell subsequent to the development of a blastocyst.
It is because lasers are often used in the IVF lab experiments to perform the trophectoderm biopsy for hatching procedures. The process is more secured and success rates are higher than conventional methods.
In the present tie laser hatching has become widely popular in IVF treatments and is the best technique for microchanges of embryos. It should be performed by specialists to prevent cell damage.
Laser is focused on a region where it will be fired. The invisible beam shows the effect without showing itself.
Energy is released by laser on the shell that results into shell’s vaporization or dissolution. As heat is developed, it is used carefully to prevent excessive heating of the shell. Moreover, power settings, procedure and target size also describe the specific technique that needs to be followed.
Typical procedure steps are:
Lasers are commonly used to conduct trophectoderm biopsy. Hatching by laser is more rapid and convenient as compare to acid procedure. It is also found that assisted hatching significantly increases the success rates in IVF unlike to standard IVF.