Gamete Portable Incubators

IVF or In vitro fertilization is a form of assisted reproductive technology and is incredibly common. According to Baby Center, IVF accounts for 99 percent of assisted reproductive technology and approximately 48,000 babies are born every year thanks to IVF. Millions of couples realize their dreams of starting families thanks to IVF. IVF is very expensive as well as time and temperature sensitive. IVF has become so sophisticated that embryos and gametes can be shipped for implantation. According to Cambridge Dictionary, a gamete is “a male or female cell that can unite a cell of the opposite sex for the purpose of reproducing.” There are times when a donor gamete (a donor egg or sperm) is used and this may necessitate the shipping of a gamete, potentially across great distances. Donor gametes can be very expensive, costing as much as $20,000, and must be handled with great care. After all, the use of these donor gametes will hopefully result in the creation of life. Whether needing to maintain the cold or warm chain, or ambient room temperature, the shipping process can pose a series of risks to temperature sensitive materials, such as gametes.


Benefits of Micro Q Technologies

  • Active precision heating or cooling
  • Temperature LCD display resolution = 0.1° C
  • Temperature control range 0° C to 42° C
  • Rechargeable battery with integrated power supply
  • Ambient Temperature range -20° C to 50° C
  • Temperature holding duration 24+ hours to 168+ hours
  • Microprocessor controlled heat pump
  • Tamper resistant key switch
  • Temperature control resolution = 0.0625° C


Additional Gamete Portable Incubator Benefits

Gametes are often frozen before storage and are therefore sensitive to high temperatures during shipping. When gametes are shipped they may encounter a series of possible complications along the way: delays, rough handling, and fluctuations in temperature and humidity, just to name a few. With the sensitive nature of shipping gametes, it is critical that all precautions be taken to ensure that they arrive safely. With the regularity with which gametes are shipped, costs could rise rapidly. Choosing reusable portable shipping device to transport gametes can significantly save money on shipping costs because you simply recharge and reuse the device. A device like the Micro Q iQ shipping device allows for constant control and maintenance of the desired temperature because the device uses a microprocessor to control the temperature at all times. Regardless of fluctuations in ambient conditions, the desired temperature will remain constant. The Micro Q iQ Shipper is also lightweight and durable, making it easy to use Fed Ex and UPS, again, saving in shipping costs. The portable shipping device can be designed to meet individual needs and specifications and therefore makes it a great choice for shipping gametes. With so much invested and the overall sensitive nature of gamete shipping a reliable and accurate temperature sensitive portable shipping device like the Micro Q iQ Shipper is the right choice.