Largest multi-centre cohort study confirms significant impact of air purification technology on clinical outcomes
Embryos outside the body in the IVF lab are affected by even microscopic traces of contaminants
Data presented at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress showed that in vitro fertilisation (IVF) programmes using LifeAire Systems’ technology improved pregnancy rates by a much as 14.9% following installation.
Dr Steven Palter, founder and Medical & Scientific Director of Gold Coast IVF in Woodbury, NY presented the findings as part of the largest study to evaluate the impact of air quality on IVF success, examining a total of 5,319 cycles over a four-year period.
'There is a direct correlation between air quality and clinical outcomes,' said LifeAire Systems founder and CEO, Kathryn C. Worrilow, Ph.D.
'Study results show the significant impact our powerful technology has to improve pregnancy rates. LifeAire Systems has a purification capacity beyond any other known system in living cell laboratories, remediating 99.99% of biological and chemical contaminants within the air. The ultra-pure air delivered by the technology provides the best environment for optimal embryo development.'
LifeAire Systems utilises a combination of targeted engineered molecular media and genomically modelled biological inactivation technology specifically designed to comprehensively destroy embryotoxic airborne pathogens.
Dr Palter said: 'Just as we need clean, pure air to survive, so do human embryos. This study shows that embryos outside the body in the IVF lab are exquisitely affected by even microscopic traces of contaminants. A new, comprehensive air purification system can protect these tiny embryos from invisible toxins—and this protection leads to better outcomes for our patients.'
LifeAire Systems’ multi-media air filtration and inactivation systems address airborne threats often overlooked in a laboratory environment.
Seemingly innocuous and unrelated factors outside of the laboratory can be harmful to embryos if allowed to enter the clinical and laboratory space.
Contaminants outside the lab from road construction, vehicle exhaust or pesticides can permeate the space and disrupt embryogenesis. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from cleaning supplies, rubbing alcohol, colognes and hand sanitisers can often be unknowingly be brought into the lab by laboratory and clinical personnel, negatively affecting outcomes.
Data, collected from eight programmes protected by LifeAire Systems, showed improvement in multiple critical categories, with double-digit improvements in blastocyst conversion rate, implantation and ongoing pregnancy rates. Pregnancy loss rates also improved by 7.4% as a result of the technology. Findings are inclusive of all maternal ages.1
1. Fertility and Sterility, Vol 106, Issue 3 Supplement, pp e27-28