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In-Vitro Fertilization

3rd Edition

$87.99 (G)

  • Authors:
  • Kay Elder, Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge
  • Brian Dale, Centre for Assisted Fertilization, Naples
Joyce Harper, John Huntriss
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521730723

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  • This fully updated new edition of a successful and popular practical guide is an indispensable account of modern in-vitro fertilization practice. Initial chapters cover theoretical aspects of gametogenesis and embryo development at the cellular and molecular level, while the latter half of the book describes the requisites for a successful IVF laboratory and the basic technologies in ART. Advanced techniques, including pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, vitrification and stem-cell technology, are comprehensively covered, providing up-to-date analyses of these groundbreaking technologies. This edition includes: • New practical techniques, including preservation of fertility for cancer patients, stem-cell biology/technology, vitrification and in-vitro maturation • A ‘refresher' study review of fundamental principles of cell and molecular biology • The latest information available from animal and human research in reproductive biology Packed with a wealth of practical and scientific detail, this is a must for all IVF practitioners.

    • Covers the content of established MSc courses in Clinical Embryology and the curriculum for Embryology Certification in Europe – an ideal text for theoretical study and exam preparation
    • Extensive coverage of all IVF techniques with illustrations and in-depth reading lists, providing a comprehensive resource for all students and ART laboratory practitioners
    • Unique combination of scientific textbook and practical guide
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of the previous edition: '… an excellent handbook for good IVF laboratory practice right down to a description of total quality management (TQM) systems … concise, well written and should be mandatory reading for all potential and actual embryologists, as well as for those clinicians seeking a wider understanding of the subject.' Human Fertility

    Review of the previous edition: 'The authors are masters of this work. Their views are up-to-date, practical, and well documented. This work will be of greatest interest to clinical practitioners of in vitro fertilization that want a relatively short and very precise overview of laboratory methods. It is highly recommended.' John E. Buster, Fertility and Sterility

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521730723
    • length: 285 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 190 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 108 b/w illus. 23 colour illus. 14 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Review of cell and molecular biology
    2. Endocrine control of reproduction: Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation for ART
    3. Gametes and gametogenesis
    4. Sperm-oocyte interaction
    5. First stages of development
    6. Implantation and early stages of fetal development
    7. Stem cell biology
    8. The clinical in vitro fertilization laboratory
    9. Quality management in the IVF laboratory
    10. Sperm and ART
    11. Oocyte retrieval and embryo culture
    12. Cryopreservation of gametes and embryos
    13. Micromanipulation techniques
    14. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis Joyce Harper
    15. Epigenetics and assisted reproduction John Huntriss

  • Authors

    Kay Elder, Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge
    Kay Elder is Senior Research Scientist, Bourn Hall Clinic, Bourn, Cambridge, UK.

    Brian Dale, Centre for Assisted Fertilization, Naples
    Brian Dale is Director of the Centre for Assisted Fertilization, Clinica Villa del Sole, Naples, Italy.

    With contributions by

    Yves Ménézo, Unilabs, Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland

    Joyce Harper, University College London

    John Huntriss, University of Leeds


    Joyce Harper, John Huntriss

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