It is very hard for a man to know that infertility has, in turn, is very difficult to process the uncertainty generated by not knowing the cause.
What need Ova Science technology addresses do not try the conventional in vitro fertilization?One in six couples worldwide struggle with infertility, and unfortunately the standard of care, which often consists in IVF, often fails. Our goal is to address the underlying causes of infertility and the cause of failure of conventional treatment, which often consists of unhealthy eggs. Now we know that women have egg precursor cells in the shell of the ovaries. We are developing several treatments using stem cells from these eggs. In one of these treatments, which has already been launched, add the eggs mitochondria. In another approach, which is still considered experimental, egg precursor cells moved to the center of the ovary to ripen to form eggs during IVF. In a third treatment, too experimental, we take stem cells and turn them into eggs outside the body of the patient.
Should these treatments change our understanding of the biological clock?
As a woman matures, still it has fresh and healthy these precursor cells young. It seems that these cells do not age for being in an area that lacks a good blood supply, so they remain inactive. I do believe that this discovery should change our assumptions about fertility and aging.
Then, to what point in your life she could become pregnant a woman?
It ends up being a conversation between doctor and patient about the age at which one can refer to in vitro fertilization, and most clinics have certain ways of looking at the age limit allowed. Normally about menopause begins to unravel the matter. Women should receive hormones in addition to the in vitro fertilization to conceive.
Do you see any limitation on the number of people who can benefit from this technology?
More women hope to form families. When you look at emerging markets such as Latin America and the Middle East they are increasingly women who receive a college education, seeking a specialized graduate traveling outside the country to receive such accreditation. [For being older when they start trying to conceive] infertility also increases the rate of in vitro fertilization, and demand is expected to increase further in the future.
Fertility has become a matter of state in Cuba, a country without good collateral aged population replacement where, after various studies and surveys, the government talks about and encourage the birth of two or more children and a national program pays for treatments fertility.