Welcome to Embryo Transplant Microscopes, your source for the best microscope to use for the process of embryo transplants. This procedure is generally common in horse breeding where in the equine embryo is transplanted into the mare.
What are the usual specifications of an embryo transplant microscope? What is the edge of our embryo transplant microscope when compared to others? First of all we have invested time and searched all over the world for the best equipment in viewing the embryos. A great deal of specifications are required to properly accomplish an embryo transfer work.
A low power stereoscopic microscope is required with a magnification power of about 30x to 40x. It gives the embryo a 3D view with depth perception allowing it to have a more accurate analysis of the embryo’s condition. It is also recommended to have a zoom objective microscope so that you can increase or decrease the magnification incrementally, this will give you the ability to examine the equine embryo thoroughly. We also have a set of 20x microscope eyepieces included, so that the embryo can be viewed at twice the normal max capability of the microscope that has 10x eyepieces.
Having proper illumination is also needed when choosing the proper embryo transfer microscope. The embryo is required to be viewed using transmitted illumination, with a slight touch of incident illumination up above. Therefore, two types of light sources are needed, and both needs to be in variable intensity. Using fluorescent lights that are cooler are not recommended for embryo transplant work due to their poor rendition of colors making it hard to properly determine the condition of an equine embryo. We offer halogen microscope bulbs for illumination source for the embryo transplant microscope. Anyhow, this type of microscope bulbs are hot, and when it is mounted under a conventional stereoscopic microscope, it creates a hot surface on the microscope stage which can quickly deteriorate the equine embryo on a petri dish. We have found a solution to that which is a special microscope illumination base system wherein the halogen microscope is mounted in the rear part of the microscope base and the light is transferred through the mirror to the stage of the microscope. This would then create a heat that is negligible and that is more favorable to the equine embryo that is sensitive to heat.
It is also recommended to purchase a trinocular photography port, and the good news is that we include that to all embryo transplant microscopes that we offer. Most of the time, the embryo is transplanted to the mare that is far away. The vet will want to review the embryo’s condition before and after implantation into the mare. The most effective way to do this is by digital image capture on the trinocular photography port of the microscope. We have digital USB computer that has high resolutions connected to microscope cameras for this type of work.
We suggest that vets that are in need of an embryo transfer microscope to give our sales agents a call to discuss all the options and features on our embryo transplant microscopes. We have skilled and qualified microscopes sales staff to help you. Thank you for choosing Embryo Transplant Microscopes.