Vitrogen offers the consultancy service to anyone who wants to start their business or improve it. IVF Consulting includes the following topics:
How to set up an IVF laboratory (costs, equipment, specific products, logistics);
Advantages of IVF;
In vitro embryo production techniques;
Cryopreservation of embryos
Vitrogen's IVF advisory is carried out by PhD. Yeda Fumie Watanabe , its Scientific Director. Yeda holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of São Paulo - FFCLRP-USP (1987), a Master's degree in Animal Genetic Improvement from the State University "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" - FCAVJ-UNESP Jaboticabal (1993) and a PhD in Genetics from FMRP-USP Riberião Preto (1998) with the Nelore Program (1998) and Post Doctorate in the field of Gene Expression of Embryos FIV by FZEA-USP Pirassununga (2003) with the Young Researcher Program of FAPESP.
Since her graduation, she has worked in the area of Biotechnology of Animal Reproduction, in which she has developed several works such as guidance, cooperation and coordination of several research projects financed by different agencies in Brazil (FAPESP, CNPq, FINEP). She has experience in the area of Veterinary Medicine-Embryology, with an emphasis on Biotechnology applied to Animal Reproduction, acting mainly on topics related to maturation processes, fertilization and in vitro culture, cryopreservation, stem cells and cloning.
Dr. Yeda was responsible for the birth of the first IVF calf in Brasil in 1992, during his master's degree. In 1998 she founded Vitrogen, a pioneer in the commercial application of the In Vitro Fertilization technique in cattle in the country. Currently, she also works as a Scientific Advisor at WTA (Watanabe Tecnologia Aplicada) in the area of research and development of equipment and consumption used in the In Vitro Production of Embryos of animal and human origin.