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March 21, 2019/ Source: Associated Press - For the first time, scientists used cryogenically frozen testicular tissue from monkeys to produce functional sperm, which was then used to produce a healthy macaque infant. This experimental method could one day provide a way to preserve fertility in boys treated for cancer—which often results in infertility that lasts into adulthood.
January 9, 2019 - ReproTech, Ltd.’s three facilities in Minnesota, Florida and Nevada, have again been awarded the prestigious accreditation of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), as well as its Texas facility received first-time AATB accreditation, it was announced in December, 2018 by Brent Hazelrigg, President and CEO.
Press Release November 7, 2018
ReproTech, Ltd., a cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian/testicular tissue), was proud to sponsor local staff in multiple 2018 cancer research fundraisers.
Throughout 2018, ReproTech, Ltd. sponsored its Texas site staff and team to participate in the Dallas St. Jude Walk to End Childhood Cancer as well as the Heroes for Hope 5k, the teams raising over $1,000 between the two events. Also, the RTL Minnesota staff and team participated in the St. Jude Minneapolis Walk to End Childhood Cancer, raising nearly $1,400. And the ReproTech Nevada site staff participated in Tough Mudder while raising nearly $1,200 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. ReproTech also sponsored a shavee at the Reno, NV St. Baldrick’s event, helping the shavee raise over $800. In all, the ReproTech sponsored teams help raise thousands of dollars for cancer awareness and research in 2018.
ReproTech, Ltd., the leading cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), has reached an agreement with the Dallas IVF.
The center located in Dallas, Texas joins the more than 100 facilities included in ReproTech’s Fertility Preservation Network. The growing network of fertility centers provides much needed fertility preservation services to cancer patients prior to the initiation of oncology treatments.
“This is a very valuable service for cancer patients,” says Brent Hazelrigg, president and CEO of ReproTech, Ltd. “With the growing success of cancer therapies and tremendous advancements in fertility treatment, cancer survivors today have an excellent chance of having families provided they are given the opportunity to cryopreserve reproductive tissue prior to their oncology treatment.”
In conjunction with the June 2018 Dallas Embryologist Association (DEA) meeting, ReproTech held an Open House at the new state-of-the-art facility in Garland, TX. Before enjoying dinner and a presentation by Mike Reed, PhD, HCLD at Texas Steak House in Richardson; DEA members were given an opportunity to tour the interior of the new ReproTech location. During the tour, DEA members viewed the new Texas StormRoomtm, storage tanks, and office space while enjoying hors d'oeuvres.
The well-received presentation by Mike Reed, PhD, HCLD of the Fertility Center of New Mexico discussed Safe Storage of Cryopreserved Specimens.
In 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine finally lifted the "experimental" tag from egg freezing, since the process had become safe and extremely effective for using harvested eggs for in-vitro fertilization. Now it seems that egg freezing is all the rage with working women across the U.S., but why? Is it because working women are simply focusing on their careers right now? Is egg freezing cheaper than having a baby? Have they not had the time to find the right mate? Is it because of Google, Apple and Facebook? The answer is yes.
It’s official, ReproTech’s all-new StormRoomTM is now the safest little storehouse in Texas. We’ve recently re-located from Mesquite to our new state-of-the-art facility in Garland, Texas, and we didn’t just move a few tanks and boxes, we updated everything!
Before they transition, some transgender youth preserve fertility by banking sperm or eggs
But first the teen who grew up in north suburban Wauconda faced one more weighty choice: whether to preserve his fertility — having his eggs harvested and frozen — prior to starting hormone therapy.
“The idea of having my own kids with my own eggs was, I guess, a pretty easy decision,” said Cabanban, now 21 and a junior at Michigan State University. “Even just having the option available … I knew I wanted to do that.”
ReproTech, Ltd., the industry leader in safe storage of cryopreserved reproductive tissue, and Fertility Preservation Trust, a venture of Ashley W. Pittman, PLLC, have come together to offer the opportunity to create a special trust to reflect unique disposition wishes for families’ frozen reproductive tissues.
Fertility Preservation Trust, a recent addition to ReproTech services, connects reproductive tissue storage clients, including cancer patients storing for the purpose of fertility preservation, with Ashely W. Pittman, PLLC, founder of The Fertility Preservation Trust. As the leader in long term storage, ReproTech is offering this latest innovation in cryostorage planning. The Fertility Preservation Trust is a special legal document which allows clients to preserve and protect their reproductive material exactly as they wish.
In light of last year’s hurricane season, we are doubling down on our industry-leading cryostorage and security by expanding our Florida hurricane center by 150%. What was once a single 160 sq. ft. hurricane-safe room will now be a total of 400 sq. ft. with the addition of a second larger 240 sq. ft. hurricane-safe room — the most reliable and safest on planet earth. Engineered to endure category 5 hurricanes, placed outside the 500-year flood plain and capable of withstanding F5 tornado wind speeds greater than 320 mph. our Florida facility is ready for anything Mother Nature can dish out.