You may have read that two couples filed a lawsuit against CooperSurgical, a fertility technology company, alleging that a culture solution developed by the company resulted in the loss of their embryos. In an effort to be fully transparent, we want to assure all current and future patients that PCRM has not been affected by these lawsuits, and we do not use the CooperSurgical media in question.
Below is a more detailed FAQ. If you have any questions or concerns, our team is always here to help.
What is CooperSurgical?
CooperSurgical is a fertility technology company that provides healthcare providers with a range of medical solutions, including an embryo culture medium used to grow embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Why are they being sued?
The Lawsuits allege that three lots of CooperSurgical embryo media were missing a key nutrient, magnesium, that allegedly compromised embryo development. The recalled lots of media were used by clinics across North America in November and December.
What are “culture media”?
Culture media are substances that supply vital nutrients and minerals to support the growth of microorganisms. In the context of IVF, once an egg and sperm have been combined to create an embryo, that embryo is grown in a culture medium before implantation in the uterus.
Does PCRM use the CooperSurgical embryo solution referenced in the lawsuits?
We can assure you that PCRM did not use the recalled CooperSurgical embryo solution.
Should I have any concerns about my embryos at PCRM?
Patients should feel safe and secure growing their families with our team. Our state-of-the-art IVF laboratories have sophisticated processes in place to protect all embryos, eggs, and sperm.