Researchers from Tel Aviv’s Afeka College of Engineering and Sourasky Medical Center have developed software to find the best embryos for IVF procedures. Their algorithm uses Matlab to process microscopic pictures to choose the highest quality fertilized egg.
Today embryologists use a microscope to find the best embryos, which five days later are inserted into the uterus. “The examination done now depends on the embryologist and isn’t precise. The new test increases the potential for choosing as healthy an embryo as possible,” said lead researcher Danai Menuhin.