Vitrification of human oocytes following minimal exposure to cryoprotectants; initial studies on fertilization and embryonic development.

@article{Hunter1995VitrificationOH,
  title={Vitrification of human oocytes following minimal exposure to cryoprotectants; initial studies on fertilization and embryonic development.},
  author={Joel Hunter and Barry J. Fuller and A G Bernard and Anne Jackson and Robert W. Shaw},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={1184-8}
}
Investigations were made into the low temperature preservation of pre-ovulatory human oocytes by vitrification using a method of brief exposure of the oocytes to the vitrification solution at room temperature. Assessments of morphological survival, fertilization and embryonic development were recorded. All those oocytes exposed to the vitrification solution alone were morphologically normal and 86% of them were fertilized after incubation with spermatozoa. All the fertilized ova (86%) underwent… CONTINUE READING