The IVC culture system from Cell Guidance Systems consists of two media optimised for the in vitro culture of mammalian blastocysts to egg cylinders. Enabling further research into the development of the mammalian embryo past day seven, this system allows the in vitro maintenance of blastocysts beyond the implantation stage.
Benefits of using IVC medium
• Optimised for long-term culture of human & mouse embryos
• Detailed & easy-to-follow protocol
• Functionally tested
• Validated in human & murine systems
Schematic of post-fertilization events in mouse
The characteristic egg cylinder (not present in human development) appears around E5.5
Mouse blastocyst culture
For early stages, IVC-1 is used. For later stages, the culture system transitions to IVC-2
Human blastocyst culture
Similar to use with mice embryos, for early stages, IVC-1 is used. For later stages, the culture system transitions to IVC-2
• Mammalian embryo research
• Early mammalian embryo research
For more information or a quotation, please contact our Cell Guidance Systems specialist.