Air purification is of utmost importance when it comes to in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates. Two IVF clinics in Taiwan recognized this significance and have taken necessary precautions to ensure maximum performance in their pregnancy medicine laboratories. The concentration of TVOC (total volatile organic compounds) is a major concern for any IVF clinic. To combat these issues, the clinics opted for Genano 5250 air decontamination units, which are capable of removing nanoparticles without causing HEPA filter clogging.
- IVF clinics: Becoming Reproductive Center in Taipei City and Changhua Christian Hospital Reproductive Medicine Center
- Speciality: In Vitro Fertilization and International Medical Service
- The pregnancy medicine laboratories have a Class 1,000 cleanrooms classification standard (ISO6), equipped with embryo time-lapse photography incubators, microinjection, laser incubation, and advanced equipment and technologies such as pre-implantation chromosome screening (PGT)
- Dr. Li has more than 20 years of experience in artificial reproduction, which enables a very high embryo formation rate and pregnancy rate
The Reproductive Medicine Center of Changhua Christian Hospital in Taiwan
Studies have demonstrated that airborne contaminants can have detrimental effects on embryo development and implantation. Research has shown that exposure to pollutants, such as particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), can impair embryo quality and reduce the chances of successful implantation. Airborne allergens, such as pollen, have also been associated with higher rates of implantation failure and pregnancy loss.
By implementing efficient air purification systems, these harmful particles and pollutants can be effectively removed, creating a clean and controlled environment in the IVF laboratory. Purified air reduces the risk of contamination, maintains optimal conditions for embryo growth, and improves the overall success rates of IVF procedures.
Genano 5250 in Changhua Christian Hospital Reproductive Medicine Center
The IVF clinics needed air decontamination because in addition to having a clean space, it is necessary to be able to strongly remove the concentration of TVOC (total volatile organic compounds), such as traffic emissions and a variety of reagents used in the in vitro fertilisation processes. The reagents have a great impact on the concentration of TVOC produced in the environment.
The clinics are also situated near main roads and the risk for VOC gases emitted by cars leaking inside the clinic has to be minimized. The clinic's target for air decontamination was to maintain a Class 1,000 cleanroom classification standard and minimize the amount of concentrations of VOC.
International Green Guard Gold certified furniture in Changhua Christian Hospital Reproductive Center to avoid formaldehyde and other gases which can harm the embryos
The clinics chose Genano 5250 air decontamination units, because of their ability to remove nanoparticles without increasing the burden of HEPA filter clogging.
The clinics learned that with Genano it is possible to reduce the frequency of filter replacement in the laboratory and thus save significantly in HEPA filter costs, since Genano doesn't use HEPA filters, but is based on an intelligent technology that eliminates pathogens in a high voltage process and VOC gases are adsorbed with a high functioning active carbon filter.
Genano nanoparticles and TVOC removing unit on Becoming Reproductive Center
“We’re very pleased with the technology's ability to destroy and collect nanoparticles, as opposed to just filtering them with HEPA. With advanced equipment and technologies like pre-implantation chromosome screening and air decontamination units, our clinic is well-equipped to provide a safe and healthy environment for our patients undergoing IVF treatment”, says Ms. Chang, Chief Embryologist.
Embryo time-lapse photography incubators on Becoming Reproductive Center