Ace consensus meeting report: Culture systems

Virginia N. Bolton, Rachel Cutting, Helen Clarke, Daniel R. Brison

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The UK Association of Clinical Embryologists held a workshop on Culture Systems for assisted conception in Sheffield on 22 May 2013. The meeting was organised in the light of the availability of numerous commercial products for the culture of human preimplantation embryos in vitro and the absence of data comparing the performance of these products. Expert opinions were presented, along with survey data provided by participating IVF Centres. The workshop highlighted the lack of a sound evidence base to support the selection of any one commercial product over another, and raised concerns over the lack of information defining precisely the composition of media, and the potential for adverse long-term effects of such products following their use in assisted conception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-251
Number of pages13
JournalHuman Fertility
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • Embryo culture
  • Human embryo
  • IVF


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