Embryo Co-culture with homologous endometrial cells

This method aims to improve the culture medium for embryos while in the laboratory. The new culture system leads to better embryo morphology, with a higher probability of reaching the blastocyst stage, and thus leading to a possible pregnancy.

In a simple process, endometrial cells are obtained from a woman’s previous cycle. These cells undergo a special process of culture to create a special “layer”. The woman’s embryos are transferred to this layer the day after egg retrieval.

Available data shows that endometrial cells improve the environment of embryo development in a significant way by removing toxic metabolic derivatives that are eliminated from the embryos themselves and simultaneously enriching the environment with important nutrients.

This method is primarily used for couples with unexplained conception failures after IVF attempts, as well as for couples encountering embryo quality problems in previous attempts.


• At Embryolab, the clinical department works in harmony with embryology
• Embryolab has the best equipped laboratories in Greece, equalled by only a few others in Europe
• Scientific staff have seasoned experience in the co-culture method with homologous endometrial cells