We are the largest IVF Clinic in India running five full fledged IVF units in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nerul , New Delhi and Chandigarh. We have been practicing advanced fertility treatments for the last 20 years and have treated more than 20000 patients from India & abroad. Our IVF clinic has been rated has the best ivf clinic , best ivf hospital by the WEEK magazine.
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At The BabiesAndUs
Fertility, IVF & ICSI Centre has two highly advanced laboratories
in Mumbai, one at Lilavati Hospital and the other at Opera
House. The Laboratory is equipped with sophisticated state
of the art technology and is manned by highly trained personnel.
Theatre and the Laboratory are adjacent to each other. Both
these communicate with each other through
a window/ hatch, as well as an intervening door, which is
kept closed during most of the procedures. This ensures that
the eggs, which are being retrieved from the patient or the
embryos that are being transferred back into the patient's
womb, are not exposed to the detrimental effect of fluctuating
environments. Our theatre is equipped with the latest anesthetic
machines, oxymeters & cardiac monitors to constantly monitor
the patient. This is backed up by one of the biggest intensive
care unit and blood bank at the Lilavati Hospital.
The eggs are
aspirated using well-crafted disposable CCD needles from France,
with the help of high quality Vaginal Ultrasound. The suction
force required to aspirate these eggs are generated by a special
digital suction machine from Cook, Australia.
Air quality in
the lab is a very important factor for growing high quality
embryos in the incubator. The air quality is improved by making
use of special HEPA filters and special air conditioners.
Furthermore our incubators are equipped with special CODA
filters made in USA. These filters have been specially crafted
so that they can be used in ART labs to yield better embryos
and pregnancy rates. Additionally, both the labs are located
on higher floors, thus avoiding the increased chances of contamination
at ground levels. All our work in the lab is done in special
sterile chambers called Laminar Flows, which provides a bacteria
and dust free environment in which we can handle the eggs,
sperms & embryos.
Microscopes & Micromanipulators
Both the labs
have got stereo zoom microscopes from Nikon Corporation, Japan.
Similarly, both labs are equipped with advanced, fully motorized
Nikon Narishige Micromanipulator systems. The Nikon-Narishige
system is the most widely used system, worldwide. In fact,
ours is one of the few units in India, having two Micromanipulator
systems. We are one of the leaders in Micromanipulation-ICSI,
having performed more than 1000 cycles.
The heart of
the IVF Laboratory is the Carbon Dioxide Incubator in which
the eggs are fertilized, the embryos are formed and the blastocysts
are grown. These incubators maintain temperature at a steady
37ºC, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, thus imitating the
human body. Each lab has got three such Incubators from the
world leaders Hareas from Germany. We
have the latest Herea Cell Incubators, the newest incubator
from Heraus. When opened, it has the ability to rapidly recover
its environment. Furthermore it can be auto decontaminated
by just pressing a button.
Microsurgical Diode Laser
The lab has the
latest Microsurgical Diode Laser from Fertilase Company, Switzerland.
In fact, we have the privilege of installing the first laser
for IVF/ ICSI related work, in India. We have had numerous
pregnancies following the new technique of Assisted Laser
Hatching in India. We also make use of this laser beam to
cut open the zona prior to performing PGD.
Preimplantation Genetic Equipment
We are one of
the pioneers in the technique of Preimplantation Genetics,
in India. We have the advanced Olympus fluorescent microscope
from Japan. This is combined with automatic computerized Karyotyping
Systems from Vysis, USA. We can now biopsy the embryo and
analyze it for genetic defects with the new methods of FISH
or PCR. Thus, in case of Hemophilia, we can find out the sex
of the embryo and put back only the female embryos.
Semen & Embryo Bank
We have the facilities
for embryo and semen freezing. Extra good quality embryos
are cryopreserved for future use. The advanced computerized
automatic freezer from Sylab, Austria provides excellent and
reliable temperature gradient necessary for successful freezing,
long-term storage and viable recovery of gametes. The embryos
and sperms are maintained in liquid nitrogen containers at
196ºC. We have also started freezing testicular and
Disposables & Culture Media
We use special
disposables imported from various companies worldwide:
Ovum pickup needle - CCD, France
Culture media - IVF Science Sweden or Medicult Denmark.
Plastics - Falcon, UK
Injection Pipettes for ICSI - Cook, Australia
Embryo Transfer catheters- Labotect Germany or CCD France or Wallace UK
All these are
imported by courier and are used within the stipulated expiry
period. These are disposed after one use. This not only maintains
a high pregnancy rate, but also prevents transmission of diseases
like HIV (AIDS) and Hepatitis B.