USING YOUR BODY AS AN INCUBATOR TO HELP LOWER TREATMENT COSTS
An alternative to IVF and IUI, INVOCELL is a device that enables women to use their own bodies as incubators for fertilization, helping reduce treatment costs. Through its intravaginal culture (IVC) system, eggs and sperm are combined in the INVOCELL culture device, which is subsequently placed into the vagina with a retention device, providing a natural environment for the embryos’ development and mimics conditions of a natural conception.
FDA-cleared and clinically tested, INVOCELL patients can benefit from:
Reduced costs of treatments due to the use of mild ovarian stimulation
Live birth rates based on day 3 embryo transfers as high as 25%, exceeding those of IUI in one study*
Potentially fewer monitoring appointments, as decided by your doctor, minimizing disruptions to your daily life’s schedule
The ability to cryopreserve or donate excess embryos that are not implanted
An added level of involvement and intimacy in developing embryo
* Success rates should always be verified via the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). To view IVFMD’s success rates, as compiled by the above regulatory bodies, please click here.
Is INVOCELL painful?
Patients may experience some discomfort during implantation, but INVOCELL should not cause any pain while inside your body. The culture device itself is 1.5 inches wide and just over an inch tall. If you experience any discomfort, call your doctor.
How do INVOCELL’s success rates compare to more traditional methods?
According to INVOCELL, success rates typically are higher than that of intrauterine insemination (IUI), which tends to be very cost-effective, and are lower than that of IVF, which tends to be more expensive.
INVOCELL was studied in a clinical trial involving 450 cycles, 421 of which resulted in embryo transfers. Of these transfers, about 1 in 4 resulted in a birth.
It’s important to know that adverse pregnancy events, like miscarriage and pre-term births, were reported in the clinical study, as these were primarily related to the effectiveness of the device (live birth rate). To learn more, please visit invocell.com.
How will I know if INVOCELL is right for me?
Every patient is unique, and not every treatment will work the same for everyone. Talk to your doctor about your fertility challenges, and consider bringing some of the recommended questions INVOCELL lists on their website to get the conversation started.
Are there additional resources for patients already in the process of INVOCELL’s IVC procedure?