CCRM is Screening Embryos to Improve Success

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The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM), which opened an Edina branch this summer, examined 1,000 IVF cases in which a single embryo was transferred into a woman.

Screening embryos and only using those with complete chromosomes — the cellular threads that carry genetic information — resulted in a pregnancy rate for older patients that was comparable to the rate for younger patients, the data showed. Miscarriages and birth complications declined, as well.

“We can level the playing field, enabling older women to experience the same success as younger women,” said Dr. April Batcheller, who founded CCRM’s Edina clinic.