IVF success? It starts with egg health

Discover the advantages of egg health

If you have compromised egg health, it can impact your chances of getting pregnant. That’s where the AUGMENTSM treatment comes in. It is a new approach designed to improve egg health.*

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Your eggs,

revitalized

Egg health is a key factor in fertility. While there are many factors that contribute to egg health, having adequate levels of energy inside of the egg is essential for fertilization and embryo development.

Compromised egg health is common. It happens naturally as we age, and younger women can have poor egg health due to inherited reproductive disorders, environmental factors or other medical conditions. The AUGMENTSM treatment uses the energy-producing mitochondria from your own egg precursor (EggPC℠) cells, which are immature egg cells found in the protective lining of your ovaries, to supplement the existing mitochondria in your eggs. This process is designed to boost your eggs’ energy levels for embryo development.

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  • The AUGMENTSM advantage

    The AUGMENTSM treatment is designed to help you improve the health of your existing eggs, and potentially enhance IVF.* The AUGMENT treatment complements the IVF procedure.

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  • Improvedegg health

    The AUGMENT treatment is designed to improve egg health and give your eggs an advantage during IVF.

  • Potential for increasedIVF success

    The success of IVF, which is the current standard of care, is highly dependent on your age, but overall has a 30% average success rate. With the AUGMENT treatment, there is the potential to enhance IVF.*

  • Natural sources of energy

    The AUGMENT treatment uses energy-producing mitochondria from your EggPC cells, which are immature egg cells found in the protective lining of your ovaries.

  • Complementary toIVF procedure

    The AUGMENT treatment is an integrated part of your IVF cycle. Your fertility specialist combines the energy-producing mitochondria with the sperm, which are then added to your egg. The mitochondria from your EggPC cells supplements your egg’s existing mitochondria during IVF.

Breakthrough
scienceon your side

Your body is able to function thanks to hard-working mitochondria, which create the energy for your cells. The AUGMENT treatment is based on multiple published reports that show adding mitochondria to an egg from a mitochondria-rich source, such as a donor egg, aids in embryo development.*

For the AUGMENT treatment, we use energy-producing mitochondria from your own EggPC cells to revitalize your eggs.

Women have immature egg cells in the protective lining of their ovaries that are called EggPC cells. EggPC cells contain mitochondria, which create the energy your cells need to function.

The AUGMENT treatment isolates mitochondria from your EggPC cells and, together with the sperm, these are added to your egg to supplement the existing mitochondria during IVF. By adding mitochondria from EggPC cells, the AUGMENT treatment is designed to give your eggs an advantage during IVF.

How is it possible to improve egg health once it has declined? Find out about the breakthrough science behind the AUGMENT℠ treatment and its potential to enhance the health of your eggs.

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  • The process:what to expect

    When it comes to IVF, a healthy egg is more likely to result in success. Here’s what you can expect if you choose the AUGMENT treatment:

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    Step One

    A sample of your ovarian tissue is provided from a biopsy.

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    Step Two

    The tissue is processed to isolate mitochondria, the cell’s energy producers, from your EggPC cells.

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    Step Three

    Your fertility specialist combines the energy-producing mitochondria with the sperm, which are then added to your egg. The mitochondria from your EggPC cells supplement your egg’s existing mitochondria during IVF.

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Find a clinic

Looking for where the AUGMENTSM treatment is offered? In 2014, the AUGMENT treatment was introduced at select IVF clinics around the world through the AUGMENT Centers of Excellence (ACE) access program.

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  • First Steps Fertility Clinic
    Suite 215 - 4025 Yonge Street
    Toronto, ON M2P 2E3
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    TRIO
    655 Bay Street, 11th and 18th floors
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Anova Fertility and Reproductive Health
    4025 Yonge Street, Suite 215
    Toronto, ON M2P 2E3
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    CReATe Fertility Centre
    790 Bay Street, Suite 1100
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 1N8
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    NewLife Fertility Centre
    4250 Sherwoodtowne Blvd.,
    Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G6
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  • IVI Clinic Valencia
    Plaza de la Policía Local, 3
    46015 Valencia
    Spain

  • IVF Japan
    Horac Grand Front Osaka Clinic
    15th Floor Tower B
    Grand Front Osaka
    3-1 Ofuka-cho Kita-ku Osaka-shi
    Osaka, Japan 530-0011
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Every medical treatment has risks and benefits and no outcome can ever be guaranteed. Consult with your IVF provider to find out whether the AUGMENTSM treatment is right for you.


* Studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals, including Molecular Human Reproduction (1998), Human Cell (2004), Electronic Journal of Biology (2005), Reproduction Research (2006), Human Reproduction (2001) and Reproductive Biomedicine (2011), involved a number of species, including humans, in which third-party scientists demonstrated that the addition of mitochondria to eggs increased cellular energy levels, egg quality and the likelihood of fertilization and healthy live births.

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