A procedure called Cumulus Aided Embryo Transfer (CAT) developed by Dr. Firuza Parikh and her team for the first time in the world
CAT Enhances IVF Success at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre
An innovation developed for the first time in the world has increased the success of IVF (in vitro fertilization). The technique known as CAT (Cumulus-Aided Embryo Transfer), has been developed by Dr. Firuza Parikh and her team at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai.
Dr. Parikh explains the technique, “We have harnessed nature to improve pregnancy rates. The embryos are transferred into the uterus along with cumulus cells. These cells surround the oocyte at the time of ovulation. The cells are rich in factors which facilitate the growth of embryos. At the time of embryo transfer, droplets of cumulus cells are added to the embryos.”
The scientific details of the CAT technique have been published in the reputed International Journal Fertility-Sterility (October 2006).
Fertility and Sterility (October 2006)