The Webinar discussion will highlight what infrared laser technology is and how it can benefit clinical applications such as assisted hatching, embryo vitrification, and blastomere/trophectoderm biopsy for pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). A special focus of the Webinar discussion will be dedicated to the work and research of Dr. Juergen Liebermann, who will share his laboratory's results on how Hamilton Thorne lasers can be successfully used to improve the vitrification process.
Featured in the Webinar will be a comprehensive demonstration of Hamilton Thorne's cutting-edge and LYKOS® and ZILOS-tk® laser systems that provide the highest level of flexibility, compatibility, and ease-of-use for performing clinical applications.
Guest Speaker: Juergen Liebermann, PhD, HCLD (ABB)
Director of the Embryology, Andrology and Endocrinology LaboratoriesFertility Centers of Illinois, Chicago/River North IVF Lab
Dr. Liebermann has authored many papers in the area of reproductive science, and with Dr. Michael Tucker co-edited a book entitled "Vitrification in Human Assisted Reproduction." By getting world-recognized scientists in the field of cryobiology as contributors for this book, it presents the State-of-the-Art on vitrification, a new cryopreservation technique.
Dr. Liebermann obtained his PhD in Agricultural Science at the Technical University of Munich-Weihenstephan, Germany in 1995. With his postdoctoral thesis in 2004 he qualified as a university lecturer in Experimental Reproductive Medicine at the Bavarian University of Wuerzburg, Germany. He is a member of SSR, ASRM, ESHRE, ASA, and ABB. He serves as an ad Hoc reviewer for Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Reproduction, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology His interests are developing new techniques for culturing human embryos and protocols for oocyte and blastocyst cryopreservation.
Panelist: Thomas Kenny
Vice President of Engineering, Hamilton Thorne
Thomas Kenny is a New England leader in the engineering and electronic fields, with multiple important products to his credit, including the ZILOS-tk® and XYClone®. Mr. Kenny has been with the Company since its inception and is a central figure in Hamilton Thorne's technical capabilities. In addition to his development duties, Mr. Kenny speaks at product symposia around the world, and is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology.
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