Assisted Hatching has usually being performed by means of mechanical force using a micro needle and by acid digestion of the outer shell. At Fertility Specialists of Texas, we use the latest cutting-edge laser technology to provide our patients with the fastest, safest and most uniform way of Assisted Hatching available today referred to as Laser Assisted Hatching.
During Laser Assisted Hatching, the outer shell of the embryo is breached by firing a few laser pulses. The laser is fired far away from the cells of the embryo so that the cells are not damaged. This process only takes a few seconds to complete per embryo minimizing the time each embryo is exposed outside of the incubator.