Total quality management in the embryology laboratory

Maria Escribá
Clinical Embryologist, IVF Laboratory and Andrology
IVF laboratory
From this video you will find out:


  • What are the aims of the embryology laboratory?
  • What is the purpose of quality management, what main steps are required?
  • How is the temperature controlled in the IVF laboratory?
  • What are the main factors affecting embryo culture?
  • What monitoring systems are used for all laboratory equipment?
  • What are Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)?
  • Which Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are most effective in evaluating and managing an in vitro fertilization laboratory?
  • What protocols are used for tracking and witnessing samples and patients in the lab?

How is the quality and control managed in IVF laboratories?

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Maria Escribá

Maria Escribá is a Clinical Embryologist, IVF Laboratory and Andrology at Equipo Juana Crespo, Valencia, Spain. Maria has a Master’s degree in Biotechnology of Assisted Human Reproduction and has obtained her degree in Biological Sciences in 2010 from the University of Valencia. Maria has developed an intense professional career as a clinical embryologist in different international centres, such as the Boston Place Clinic (London), the Mater Dei Hospital (Malta) and the Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust (London). In addition to her work as an embryologist, she works as an investigator and many of her publications and posters have been selected by the main international congresses, such as ESHRE, the ASRM and the BFS.
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Caroline Kulczycka

Caroline Kulczycka is managing MyIVFAnswers.com and has been hosting IVFWEBINARS dedicated to patients struggling with infertility since 2020. She's highly motivated and believes that educating patients so that they can make informed decisions is essential in their IVF journey. In the past, she has been working as an International Patient Coordinator, where she was helping and directing patients on their right path. She also worked in the tourism industry, and dealt with international customers on a daily basis, including working abroad. In her free time, you’ll find her travelling, biking, learning new things, or spending time outdoors.
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