Recommended in cases with low amount of fertilized eggs in previous Artificial Insemination cycles
Cult-Active is a new method which is used in patients who had low amount of fertilized egg cells (oocytes) during previous Artificial Insemination cycles after ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection). It indicates that eggs are immature. Oocyte (egg) activation is initiated by protein contained in sperm. During egg activation there is a fast increase of intracellular concentration of calcium.
After ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection) fertilized eggs are placed in the Cult-Active medium for 15 minutes, it helps to activate an egg and increasing amount of fertilized eggs having emulated the biochemical process of egg and sperm fertilization. Calcium ionophore contained in Cult-Active medium- connects calcium ions and delivers them to an egg, thus having activated them.