The London Women’s Clinic (LWC) in Cardiff, Wales, has maximised its client’s chances of successful fertilisation with the help of Geotech’s ‘essential’ G100 analysers.

The devices monitor incubator conditions by quickly and accurately measuring carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2), humidity and temperature levels.

Delivering CO2 readings in less than one minute, the portable G100 enables quick verification and validation of gas levels in incubators and is used throughout the world by embryologists, lab technicians and stem cell researchers.

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The G100 includes a built-in gas moisture removal process that protects the instrument from water ingress and dual temperature probes to stabilise conditions within the incubator.

At a molecular level, embryos are extremely sensitive to contaminants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and chemically-active compounds (CAC), so the quality control of the air and equipment that comes into contact with embryos during the IVF process is crucial.

Peter Sprober, Embryologist at LWC Wales, explained, “Whilst incubators themselves have a built-in monitoring system for CO2, even the highest quality of on-board instruments can sometimes drift out of calibration, for example, as a result of intense cleaning and maintenance regimes at high temperatures.”

“The G100 is an essential tool within the incubation verification process as it enables us to check that the incubators are working correctly and the settings within it are optimal. It’s equipped with an easy-to-read menu, making it simple and efficient to use and it’s extremely portable which is ideal for our use within the laboratories.”

The LWC now has 10 specialist fertility clinics operating across England and Wales.

Geotech is a global supplier and manufacturer of gas analysers used in medical research, food processing, pharmaceuticals and IVF laboratories.