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Co-culture

The FDA has expressed its concern to IVF programs about the practice of growing non-human animal cells together with human embryos. This practice is often referred to as co-culture. The idea behind it was that the animal cells would produce chemicals (growth factors) that would help the human embryos to grow. Because of concerns with exposing human embryos to possible unknown infections (including the human version of Mad Cow Disease), co-culture with foreign cells is, for practical purposes, prohibited.

Infertility Solutions has NEVER used co-culture of human embryos with foreign cells.