IVF + TS Series

Fertility Research Associates needed an isolation system to reduce the environmental vibrations affecting their intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) process. They chose the TS system based on the recommendation of a colleague who had previous experience. The TS immediately eliminated the troublesome vibrations and improved their workflow.Months later, construction was being done on the building where the laboratory was housed. The construction required a jackhammer to be used on the ground floor outside of the lab. While the jackhammer was running, the end user was able to take video of the tip of the microinjector to characterize the vibrations it was experiencing.  The resulting video is a dramatic display of the TS system’s ability to eliminate even the most troublesome vibrations.

“The engineer from Research Instruments came to us to fit a new bit of equipment, before the TS-150 got here. He commented that ours was the worst vibration he had ever seen on such a set-up and he had seen hundreds all over the world. Now, ALL vibration has gone.” -Bert Stewart, Fertility Associates

APPLICATION

  • In-Vitro Fertilization – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

INSTRUMENT

  • Nikon Microscope with Micro-Manipulators

END USER

ISOLATION SYSTEM

RESULTS – COMPARISON VIDEOS

The following video compares vibration levels without vibration isolation, with passive vibration isolation (utilizing the TS-150 without active isolation enabled), and active vibration Isolation (utilizing the TS-150 system).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Special thanks to Bert Stewart of Fertility Associates for his time, feedback, videos, and pictures.