The micro-injection technique is applied with great success to couples who are facing:
• male infertility (oligospermia, asthenospermia, teratozoospermia, azoospermia)
• low oocyte quality,
• very low number of oocytes
Furthermore, ICSI is indicated for cases where a low contact of oocyte and sperm has been proven. With ICSI, spermatozoa are selected from their morphology and motility, and are transferred one by one into the cytoplasm of the oocyte, using a very fine glass pipette. The objective of the test is to ensure the entry of the sperm into the oocyte. By the ICSI method, very high fertilisation rates are achieved.
Micro-injection has been applied systematically and with great success since 1992. Furthermore, ICSI is appropriate for cases with low fertilisation, proven in previous attempts when conventional IVF has been applied.