Embryology Laboratory

The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Laboratories of the Jones Institute are dedicated to the application of the highest quality of patient care in the treatment of male and female reproductive problems, the prevention of inheritable birth defects, and the scholarly pursuit, dissemination, and application of new knowledge in the reproductive sciences.

Our laboratories are designed and staffed to assure the highest standards of excellence. We utilize a team approach which allows us to use our combined experience in conducting ART procedures.

Our current staff collectively has more than 35 years of hands-on experience in clinical ART procedures. Among these are the first experience in the United States with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in 1987, fifteen years of experience in embryo cryopreservation, and the first successful birth in the United States using preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for Tay Sachs disease. We are noted for our "breakthrough" research on the use of ultra pure air filters in the embryology laboratory.

We offer state-of-the-art fertility treatments, including but not limited to in vitro fertilization (IVF), embryo cryopreservation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching, testicular or epididymal sperm aspiration, and embryo biopsy for PGD and PGS.

Laboratory conditions are strictly controlled with meticulous attention to detail. Extensive water filtration systems remove both organic and inorganic substances from water before utilized for embryo development. Our laboratory was the first to prospectively evaluate high purity air filtration systems (Coda Filtration System) specifically designed for incubators. Our research study demonstrated significant increases in pregnancy rates when the filtration system was utilized. We have recently incorporated the use of time-lapse cinematography (Embryo scope) for the purpose of optimizing embryo selection prior to transfer.

Meet our Board-Certified High-Complexity Laboratory Director and Head of Embryology, Gerard Celia Jr, Ph.D.


Announcing our New Embryoscope

This state-of-the-art device helps identify the highest quality embryos for in-vitro fertilization possibly enhancing implantation by 20%.