Crowdfunding Lowers Costs of Invitro Fertilization

Effortless IVF’s crowdfunding campaign for 100 “founder” patients who paid CDN$4,000 has apparently paid off.

The Calgary company has an approved device that saves patients money by letting embryos multiply inside the mother’s body instead of a petri dish.

The egg and sperm are given “five minutes to mingle outside the patient’s body before they’re put in a plastic box that goes into the patient’s vagina.”

The INVO Cell is FDA approved and live birth rates were similar in a randomized study. Costs for the treatment will be about 50% less than traditional IVF.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/02/22/a_new_device_lets_ivf_patients_grow_embryos_in_their_vaginas_instead_of.html

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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