Test tube foal born from vitrified immature oocyte

Cryopreservation of oocytes offers several possibilities in veterinary medicine.

On May 12, a stallion named VICSI was born at Ghent University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Belgium.

The foal was named after two crucial techniques that have been used to achieve this: vitrification and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Vitrification is a cryopreservation method during which oocytes are cooled very rapidly, resulting in the formation of a glass-like structure and avoiding the formation of ice crystals, which can damage the oocyte. For ICSI, micro-m

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