IVF add-ons – embryologist perspective

Danny Daphnis, PhD
Scientific Director at Mediterranean Fertility Institute, Mediterranean Fertility Institute

Genetics PGS / PGT-A, IVF laboratory, Success Rates

From this video you will find out:
  • What is an ‘add-on’?
  • What ‘add-ons’ are available?
  • Is there any evidence that ‘add-ons’ really work?
  • Does assisted hatching, EmbryoGlue increase the chances of pregnancy?
  • What is endometrial scratching, and when is it indicated?
  • What about IMSI and PICSI?
  • What’s the evidence for PGT-A?

IVF add-ons in the laboratory - are they always helpful?

In this webinar, Danny Daphnis, PhD, Scientific Director at Mediterranean Fertility Institute, Chania, Greece, talked about IVF add-ons such as hyaluronic acid, time-lapse, etc., from an embryologist perspective.

Danny Daphnis, PhD

Danny Daphnis, PhD

Danny Daphnis, PhD has been a clinical embryologist for more than 15 years. He studied Biology and Biochemistry at the Metropolitan University of London and Masters in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine at UCL, London. He continued his postgraduate studies and completed his PhD at UCL studying chromosomal abnormalities and genetic diseases in human embryos. He entered the field of embryology and completed his certification acquiring the ACE diploma of embryology. He began his career in London Fertility Centre under Ian Craft and has worked in various fertility centers since, marking a rising course. He helped found the British-Syrian IVF center and especially the organization of the laboratory. Recently he established the Aegean IVF center in Tirana. Since 2010 he has been working in the Mediterranean Fertility Center in Chania as a scientific director actively helping the center acquire certifications and the prestige it deserves. Danny Daphnis has published scientific studies in reputable journals and participates regularly in conferences as a speaker. 
Event Moderator
Caroline Kulczycka

Caroline Kulczycka

Caroline Kulczycka is an International Patient Coordinator who has been supporting IVF patients for over 2 years. Always eager to help and provide comprehensive information based on her thorough knowledge and experience whether you are just starting or are in the middle of your IVF journey. She’s a customer care specialist with +10 years of experience, worked also in the tourism industry, and dealt with international customers on a daily basis, including working abroad. When she’s not taking care of her customers and patients, you’ll find her traveling, biking, learning new things, or spending time outdoors.


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