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Fertility Preservation Network Welcomes Newark, Delaware Area Facility

April 14, 2014 - ReproTech, Ltd., the leading cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), reached an agreement with Reproductive Associates of Delaware today.

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New research supports long-held beliefs that length of cryostorage period does not impact embryo survival

SOURCE:  Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics April 2014, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 471-475

A recent article in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics concluded that storage time did not influence the survival and pregnancy outcomes of slow-frozen early cleavage human embryos. The developmental potential of cryopreserved human embryos with different storage times does not appear to have a negative influence on further development.

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Determining the Fate of Frozen Embryos

SOURCE:  by Paul Ford, www.elle.com

March 24, 2014 - When my wife and I did in vitro fertilization, the doctor put two blastocysts in her because that bettered the odds that one would take. He handed my wife a picture, two lumpy circles in black-and-white on slippery thermal paper. They looked like rice cakes. Blastocysts are early embryos. These had been fertilized five days prior -- which, because we'd actually fertilized four of them, left two embryos for later.

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Fertility Preservation Options for Cancer Patients discussed at Gilda’s Club, Kansas City

March 5, 2014 - Gilda’s Club Kansas City,MO was the setting for a presentation entitled Fertility Preservation and Cancer. This program strives to educate men and women about how cancer treatment may affect fertility and the options available.

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RTL Texas Advocates Fertility Preservation

February 26, 2014 - ReproTech, Ltd. was invited to exhibit at the North Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 9th annual Lone Star Blood Cancer Conference at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX.lls-tx-2014

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Fertility Preservation Network Sponsors Donation Drive for Non-Profit Organizations

November 26, 2013 - ReproTech, Ltd., a cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos, and ovarian/testicular tissue), hosted a Facebook voting drive that resulted in a $500 donation to Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation.

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