Time Lapse research study

IVF treatment often results in multiple eggs that may be fertilised to form embryos. These embryos are cultured in an incubator for 2–6 days.

On the day of the embryo transfer, the embryo that best fulfils certain criteria for appearance and development is selected to be transferred or frozen. In recent years, incubators with built-in cameras and time-lapse technology have been introduced. With this technology, the development of the embryos can be observed without removing them from the incubator, thus providing information that may improve the selection of the embryo most likely to become a fetus. However, this has not been scientifically tested. Livio therefore intends to conduct a study in which you may be asked to participate.


In the study, a traditional IVF treatment will performed and, for those who choose to take part in the study, the optimal embryos will then be randomly selected to be selected according to either the time-lapse technology or traditional morphology. All embryos will be cultured in a time-lapse incubator.

Any embryos that are not selected for transfer (and are of sufficient quality) will be cryopresererved as usual. Do you wish not to take part in the study it will not affect your treatment in any way.