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ra0002o007 | Oral Communications 1: Embryo and Implantation | SRF2015

A potential co-culture system of ovine blastocyst with uterine endometrium to mimic initial attachment of embryo implantation

Tremaine Tina , Fouladi-Nashta Ali A , Wathes D Claire , Khalid Muhammad

In livestock ruminant species including sheep and cattle, high fertilisation rates shown around 80%, do not necessarily equate to successful pregnancy. Deficient uterine function is therefore a major contributory factor to pregnancy failure resulting in embryonic mortality. In humans undergoing IVF treatment for subfertility, approximately only 25% of embryo transfers will successfully implant. To gain a better understanding of the natural implantation environment, in vitr...