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May 9, 2014 - NBC news
On the NBC news segment titled, "Delaying Pregnancy Becomes New Normal", anchor Brian Williams said, "Women are waiting longer to have children if they can afford to" and cited that in the last decade, there's been a 35% increase among women, ages 40-44, having children for the first time and up 900% over the last 4 decades in women over 35 having their first child. With the American Society For Reproductive Medicine's lift of the "experimental" label on egg freezing last year, it is evident that a growing number of women are freezing their eggs at a younger age. The segment adds that many call egg freezing "insurance against an uncertain future".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 22, 2013 - ReproTech, Ltd. was proud to sponsor local staff in Susan G. Komen for the Cure fundraisers.
October 4, 2013 - The American Association of Tissue Banks recognized Russell Bierbaum, ReproTech, Ltd. founder and former President, for his contributions to the tissue banking industry this week at its annual meeting.
September 16, 2013 - ReproTech, Ltd., a cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian/testicular tissue), sponsored a biking team in the Twin Cities PurpleRide to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN)