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100% paraffin oil of highest quality. Extensively tested. Proven excellent embryo development.



The importance of oil for IVF outcome : Most clinics use oil to cover embryo culture dishes in order to maintain stable temperature, osmolality and pH. The quality of such oil is very important for IVF success. The oil types commonly used are mineral oil, paraffin oil or a mixture of both these oil types. 


Oil is not just oil : Oils from 5 different manufacturers were tested and embryo development and viability was evaluated1, se Fig 1 and 2. OVOIL™ showed significantly better development ( p < 0.01), for all embryo viability parameters studied, number of cells in the trophectoderm and in the inner cell mass, and total number of cells in the blastocysts. 




Paraffin oil gives better development : Paraffin oil and mineral oil are chemically slightly different. The polycarbon lipid tail of mineral oil contains more unsaturated bonds than the more saturated paraffin oil. This makes mineral oil more unstable and prone to attack by free oxygen radicals and photo-oxidation than stable paraffin oil.


In a study by Tae et al. 2 published in 2005, mouse embryo development was studied in cultures overlaid with either washed mineral or sterile paraffin oil. Sterile filtered paraffin oil overlay resulted in significantly higher (p < 0.05) development rate to morula (44.8% versus 30.6%) and blastocyst (32.8% versus 21.7%) than washed mineral oil. 


Purpose - For covering of medium during in vitro fertilisation and micro-manipulation procedures.

Description - Sterile light paraffin oil.

Application - Ready-to-use after pre-equilibration at +37°C and 5 % CO2, 6 % CO2 or ambient atmosphere, depending on the intended use.

Storage - Store dark at +2 to +8°C.

Year Creation :
Supplier's Name : Vitrolife Sweden AB
Country of Origin : Sweden
Category Name : IVF


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