Frequently Asked Questions

Why you should consider the INVO® Solution

We know choosing a fertility treatment can be a challenging experience. Finding the right physician under any circumstance can be a daunting task. Patients seeking help with fertility may be faced with even more complicated medical decisions.

Here are some things you should know about the INVOcell® Device and the INVO Procedure.

The INVO Solution:

  • Allows women to incubate their own gametes, providing a psychological benefit while reducing the risk of wrong embryo transfer
  • Uses Mild Stimulation protocols and decreases the number of oocytes required, which may:
    • Reduce the risk of severe ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS)
    • Reduce the risk of multiple births
    • Reduce the need for embryo cryopreservation and storage
  • Can be successfully utilized in place of Intrauterine insemination (IUI), which may:
    • Increase success rate as IUI only achieves a general success rate of 10%
    • Decrease the number and cost of procedures as IUI often requires multiple procedures compared to a single INVO cycle
  • Expands new patient base in IVF centers by offering an alternative affordable treatment to those who cannot afford the traditional method or would prefer for a more natural, cultural, or religious appropriate choice
  • Is a lower cost option, as INVO:
    • Can be performed outside an IVF center significantly reducing overhead
    • Reduces the use of carbon dioxide incubators and backup systems
    • Expands access to a larger geographical area, reducing or eliminating travel and providing substantial cost savings to patients
    • Reduces equipment required in an OB/GYN’s office in the US (<$50,000) compared to the cost to build an IVF center (> $500,000)

If you would like more information please read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below or contact us for further details. Thank you.

INVO Procedure Using the INVOcell Culture System

What is the INVO Procedure also called Intravaginal Culture?

The INVO Procedure is an assisted reproduction technique where oocyte fertilization and early embryo development are carried out within the patented INVOcell, a gas permeable device placed into the maternal vaginal cavity for incubation.  The terms In Vivo Fertilization and Vaginal Incubation are also used to describe the INVO Procedure.

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What does the INVOcell System consist of?

The INVOcell Intravaginal Culture System (also referred to as INVOcell Culture System or Vaginal Incubation system) consists of the INVOcell Culture Device, the INVOcell Retention Device, and the INVOcell Holding Block.

What is the INVOcell Culture Device?

The  INVOcell  Culture  Device  is indicated  for use  in preparing, holding, and  transferring human gametes or embryos during In Vivo Fertilization/Intravaginal Culture (IVF/IVC) and Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection Fertilization/Intravaginal Culture (ICSI/IVC) procedures. The INVOcell Culture Device is indicated for use with the INVOcell Retention Device and the INVOcell Holding Block. The INVOcell Culture Device is not indicated for incubation periods exceeding 72 hours (3 days).

Note:  The INVOcell Culture Device consists of