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Impact of Culture Medium on Embryo Quality

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Gasthuisberg Identifier:
First received: March 25, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2010
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to compare two culture media.

Condition Intervention
Embryo Development
Other: embryo culture medium

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Gasthuisberg:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • embryo quality: number and size of blastomeres, degree of fragmentation [ Time Frame: day 1 -day 3 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 790
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: sequential medium Other: embryo culture medium
comparison between two types of embryo culture medium
Active Comparator: single medium Other: embryo culture medium
comparison between two types of embryo culture medium


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 3 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Embryos of patients younger than 36 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Embryos of patients older than 36 years old
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01094314

University Hospital Leuven, Catholic University Leuven
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Thomas D'Hooghe, Prof, MD, PhD, University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven Identifier: NCT01094314     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML4562
Study First Received: March 25, 2010
Last Updated: March 25, 2010 processed this record on May 24, 2017