Making artificial fertilisation and ART (Assisted Reproductive Techniques) more accessible to different classes of society, Capsule baby technology is a counterpart of the popular IVF treatment methodology. Known to be more cost-effective than IVF, fertilisation takes place in a capsule instead of a laboratory setting as in IVF.
Capsule baby technology involves the culturing of embryos within a capsule placed in the vaginal cavity. The procedure has a higher success rate than the conventional artificial fertilisation techniques and follows a more natural approach.
First introduced in 2011, capsule baby technology makes use of capsules called INVO cells, which can be placed inside the female body offering a natural setting for fertilisation. The method can also be used in areas without advanced infrastructure, which makes it popular in the rural region as well.
Capsule Baby Procedure
The procedure of capsule baby technique involves the extraction of sperm and ovum from the couple to be treated. The collected egg is fertilised with the sperm inside the INVO cell. This capsule is then placed in the woman’s vaginal cavity for a period of three to five days, for fertilisation and embryo culturing to occur.
The placement of the capsule in the female body provides a natural setting and nourishment for embryo development as in normal pregnancies. Hence the need for carbon incubators and laboratory settings is eliminated. This method can also be used in cases where ICSI is done.
The embryos are then analysed for quality and then implanted within the womb. The process of capsule babies is known to have a higher rate of success than conventional IVF procedures. It ensures more patient participation, hence increasing the acceptance level of the technique in society.
Benefits of Capsule Baby Technology
The popularity of capsule baby technology can be attributed to the following benefits: –
- Simpler and more cost-effective than other fertilisation procedures
- Involves more patient participation
- Offers a natural environment setting for embryo culturing
- Do not need continuous electricity supply and infrastructure, making it a feasible option in rural areas as well