Geri. Focusing on what matters; the embryo.


The incubator for an embryo is absolutely critical and essential for its survival while being cultured outside of the uterus. So even though time-lapse monitoring is a great leap forward, we knew our focus had to be on developing a state of the art incubator for the future, not just today.

At its most basic, an incubator must maintain an optimal environment for the embryo. Geri does this, but this was only the start of its development.

What if we could minimise disruption to the embryo? 
Geri is an incubator with a difference. We built six individual chambers designed to have a single patient in each chamber, and each independently controlled.

What if we wanted to re-establish the optimal environment in the chamber as quickly as possible? 
We incorporated a gas purge to flood the chamber and accelerate the process of re-establishing optimum gas levels.

What if we could anticipate a worst-case scenario, and still keep the embryo safe? 
We have incorporated redundancies into the chamber so even if a heating element fails, the temperature is maintained by the backup heating element.

What if we only had limited lab space? 
Having enough lab space is always an issue. We’ve designed the incubator as a compact benchtop incubator with a minimal footprint.

Integrating time-lapse into Geri.

And finally, what if the incubator could take time-lapse images? 
We’ve incorporated six cameras into the incubator; one camera for each chamber. It just made intuitive design sense to us that each chamber would have its own camera. This eliminates the need to move embryos around the incubator, while at the same time minimising any movement of the camera.

Geri; designed as a world-class incubator with time-lapse functionality.

What if time-lapse was customisable? 

Different clinics have different needs from time-lapse. Some clinics need more time-lapse functionality for research needs, while other clinics use basic playback and annotation. The Geri time-lapse software is built on a modular approach. Initially, Geri provides some basic functionality, but over time will have additional software modules that increase the scope of time-lapse functionality. You get to choose, and only pay for, the time-lapse that you really need.

Time-lapse is only the beginning.

We’re very excited to introduce Geri into our own fertility clinics. Being able to watch embryo development promises to help us gain even greater insights. But that is only the beginning. We’re excited by the opportunity that Geri could represent for reviewing lab processes such as quality control and other day-to-day operations.

Integrating Geri into the lab.

We’re very excited to have introduced Geri into Genea’s own fertility clinics. Being able to watch embryo development promises to help us gain even greater insights. But that is only the beginning. We’re excited by the opportunity Geri represents for reviewing lab processes such as quality control and other day-to-day operations.

The future for time-lapse incubators is very promising. Time-lapse is already providing some interesting insights into the morphokinetics of embryo development. However, we believe its longer term success is dependent on how well it is incorporated into your current clinical operations.

 


For further information on Gems and other Genea Biomedx products, please download our brochure or contact info@geneabiomedx.com.

 

Geri is a CE marked instrument. This device will not be available for sale in US until 510(k) clearance is obtained. Contact us regarding clearance and product availability.