August 10, 2021

“Evaluation of Hypure™ Oil Heavy”, a study by Embryotools

Embryotools has conducted a study in order to evaluate the performance of our Hypure™ Oil Heavy versus similar culture oils from our competitors.

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June 17, 2021

Importance of Aspiration Pressure for an Efficient Oocyte Pick-up

Ultrasound-guided oocyte pick-up is a well-established procedure during which ovarian follicles are aspirated with a needle connected to a suction pump.

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March 23, 2021

Benefits of Kitazato OPU Needles with Small Gauge

Smaller gauge needles are becoming the trend for oocyte pick-up as they reduce the risk of bleeding and trauma to the patient. And although the gauge of the needle is a determining factor for a good puncture, there are also other aspects that should be taken into consideration to ensure a successful procedure without damage […]

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March 3, 2021

Oil Overlay: Extremely Important but Often Ignored

  An oil overlay plays an important role by stabilizing in vitro culture conditions of gametes and embryos in terms of temperature, pH and osmolality. Without the overlay, the medium evaporates quickly, even when growing in humid incubators.   Mineral and paraffin oils are commonly used to overlay IVF media to maintain their stability throughout […]

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September 16, 2020

Micro Tools and IVF Media Products Now Available in Europe

    We are happy to announce that we have received the CE certification to begin supplying our European clients with a variety of new products including a range of micropipettes, IVF media and paraffin oil.   Kitazato’s main objective is to help ART professionals achieve the best results possible with continuous innovation in our […]

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May 28, 2020

Extension of Vitrification and Thawing Media Shelf Life

  We have extended the shelf life of our Vitrification and Thawing media from 3 to 6 months. This change applies to the VT801 Vitrification Media and VT802 Thawing Media and takes effect for all lots manufactured since February 2020. Another step forward before the launch of our new VT601 Vitrification Media and VT602 Thawing […]

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August 5, 2019


Information on the new Echo Marking & Cork

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August 1, 2018


Kitazato has re-designed its well-known Cryotop® to keep offering the best proven results in the market while enhancing the overall user experience.

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June 1, 2018


A recent study conducted by PhD embryologist Damià Castelló, IVI-RMA and Embryotools confirms what we already knew: the Cryotop® SC is the most efficient closed system for vitrification.

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May 21, 2018


Kitazato has re-designed its well-known Cryotop® to keep offering the best proven results in the market while enhancing the overall user experience.

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February 21, 2017

Animation The Cryotop® Method – Kitazato Vitrification

Check out our new video animation on vitrification: The Cryotop® Method.

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May 26, 2016

New Videos of the Cryotop® Vitrification and Thawing Protocol

Kitazato is pleased to present the new videos for its Vitrification and Thawing protocols. We hope you find it useful!

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February 15, 2016

New EC-PRO Master Available

Kitazato’s new Catheter highly visible under ultrasound

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November 5, 2015

Kitazato Cryotop Video Protocol / Oocytes

Demonstrative Video for Vitrification of Oocytes with Cryotop Method

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October 29, 2015

Launch of New Routine ET Catheters

Kitazato adds new Embryo Transfer Catheters with laser markings The Routine Embryo Transfer Catheters are designed with soft rounded tip to minimize trauma and easy hub for greater accuracy and control. Each catheter contains a formable guide to keep memory when giving shape and laser markings to measure the penetration to the uterus with confidence. […]

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July 30, 2015

Launch of New 4Fr Bulb Tip Supported ET Catheters

Kitazato adds a new diameter to its Supported ET Catheters range The Supported ET Catheters range has been increased with the addition of the new 4Fr Bulb Tip Catheter. Once again Kitazato updates its range of products to meet your needs and expectations, offering a catheter that features the same advantages than before but now […]

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February 3, 2015

CRYOTOP®-SC New Design

Kitazato redesigns its device for Closed Vitrification System Kitazato is pleased to present the new design of its Cryotop®-SC, now even more convenient and accesible thanks to the following features: – Cone-shaped strip junction to ease the insertion into thestraw cap – Wider straw cap entrance, tofacilitate the insertion ofthe CRYOTOP SC – Security-orientation mark […]

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November 21, 2013

Cryotop-SC results (closed system)

A randomized, prospective, clinical trial has been done to test the efficiency of Cryotop-SC The study was done on 370 recipients coming from 185 donnors vitrifying their oocytes with Cryotop-SC and another 185 donnors with conventional Cryotop. Oocytes vitrified with Cryotop-SC showed a survival rate of 87.3% (Cryotop was 91.7%) Fertilization, Pregnancy and Implantion rates […]

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