Have you heard of embryo glue before? The first time I heard it was when I was about to do my first IVF cycle back in Jan 2017. My doctor said that it will increase the chance of embryos implantation.
What is Embryo Glue?
EmbryoGlue® is a special medium developed exclusively for embryo transfer that contains an important substance called Hyaluronan and recombinant human albumin.
This Hyaluronan substance occurs naturally in your uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Studies have shown that this subtance makes secretions from these organs stickier, increase the chance of fertilization and implantation. Embryo glue is developed specifically to mimic this “sticky” condition in the female uterus to aid embryos implantation.
Recombinant albumin is another important ingredient that is not derived from any human or animal products like most other albumin sources. This substance helps eliminate any risk of cross contamination.
EmbryoGlue® is produced by a company called VitroLife. EmbryoGlue® is the only available product enriched with hyaluronan.
How is Embryo Glue being used?
In the embryo transfer process, your embryos are dipped into this “embryo glue” first, then transferred into your uterus using a catheter.
Embryo Transfer is just one of the 9 basic steps. Click here to see all of the IVF 9 basic steps.
Embryo transfer process with EmbryoGlue
The following data is taken from Vitrolife:
From the above data, if you have an option to have the embryo glue, would you pay the extra cost?
I did and it was a success! So, I have no regret in paying the additional cost.