What is PIEZO-ICSI
PIEZO-ICSI is an advanced ICSI technique which minimizes damage to the egg and increases egg fertilisation rate compared to conventional ICSI. To date, studies demonstrated that PIEZO-ICSI has the lowest egg degeneration rate (1%) and the highest fertilisation rate (89%).
Compared to conventional ICSI, PIEZO-ICSI uses a finer injection tip and the injection tip is blunt rather than sharp, hence the possibility of damaging the egg is reduced.
Is it safe?
Study demonstrated that PIEZO-ICSI does not affect oocyte cytoskeleton and has no effect on oocyte chromosomal segregation during cellular division. It was also demonstrated that the aneuploidy rate of blastocysts derived from PIEZO-ICSI was comparable to conventional ICSI.