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Return to Cairo
Episode 1930th September 2022 • International IVF Initiative Podcast • The International IVF Initiative
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Welcome to another Beyond the Webinar episode from I3, following on from a recent webinar session of the same name called Return to Cairo which you can view here It brought together leading clinical embryologists, chemical engineers and professionals from the laboratory construction sector discussed the requirements of a modern laboratory performing IVF and ART. The prime focus of the session was on reviewing one of the most important, published paper reporting the outcomes from an international expert meeting on the recommended technical and operational requirements within modern assisted reproduction technology (ART) laboratories. The Cairo Consensus: DOI: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2018.02.005. The session was sponsored by LifeAire

In this episode, you'll hear the conversation that took place after the webinar with guest speakers: Dr. Sangita Jindal, Dr. Cihan Halicigil, Manar Hozyen, Dr. Chelsey Leisinger, Kevin D. Bomboy and Dr. Lars Johansson, Dr. Jacques Cohen and Dr. Katy Worrilow,

  • Discussion about how impactful it was to see videos of other labs etc in Estonia
  • Questions from the session were further discussed about VOC’s
  • Smells people can smell in the lab eg. pine cones 
  • Do light bulbs release VOC’s? 
  • Issues around improper air ventilation 
  • Use of Computational Fluid dynamics (CFD) to solve these issues 
  • How VOC’s in plastics are dealt with 
  • Importance of negative pressure for off gasing plasticwear 
  • How negative suction is cost effective in planning 
  • Optimal temperature range within labs

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