LifeAire Systems Improves IVF Success by Double Digits: Largest Multi-Center Cohort Study Confirms Significant Impact of Air Purification Technology on Clinical Outcomes

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Data released today at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress show In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) programs utilizing LifeAire Systems’ technology have improved ongoing pregnancy rates by 14.9% following installation.

LifeAire Systems has a purification capacity beyond any other known system in living cell laboratories, remediating 99.99% of biological and chemical contaminants within the air.

Data released today at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress show In Vitro Fertilization programs utilizing LifeAire Systems’ technology have improved ongoing pregnancy rates by 14.9% following installation. Dr. Steven Palter, founder and Medical & Scientific Director of Gold Coast IVF in Woodbury, NY presented the findings as part of the largest study to evaluate the impact of air quality on IVF success, examining a total of 5,319 cycles over a four-year period.

“There is a direct correlation between air quality and clinical outcomes,” explained LifeAire Systems founder and CEO, Kathryn C. Worrilow, Ph.D. “Study results show the significant impact our powerful technology has to significantly improve pregnancy rates. LifeAire Systems has a purification capacity beyond any other known system in living cell laboratories, remediating 99.99% of biological and chemical contaminants within the air. The ultra-pure air delivered by the technology provides the best environment for optimal embryo development.”

LifeAire Systems utilizes a combination of targeted engineered molecular media and genomically modeled biological inactivation technology specifically designed to comprehensively destroy embryotoxic airborne pathogens. Two of the earliest adopters of the revolutionary technology were recently named the #1 (Gold Coast IVF) and #2 (The Center for Reproductive Medicine in Mobile, AL) Best IVF Programs in United States by FertilitySuccessRates.com.* There are 28 LifeAire Systems in operation currently, including a program in China and in Canada.

Dr. Palter stated, “Just as we need clean, pure air to survive, so do human embryos. This study shows that embryos outside the body in the IVF lab are exquisitely affected by even microscopic traces of contaminants. A new, comprehensive air purification system can protect these tiny embryos from invisible toxins—and this protection leads to better outcomes for our patients.”

LifeAire Systems’ multi-media air filtration and inactivation systems address airborne threats often overlooked in a laboratory environment. Seemingly innocuous and unrelated factors outside of the laboratory can be harmful to embryos if allowed to enter the clinical and laboratory space. Contaminants outside the lab from road construction, vehicle exhaust or pesticides can permeate the space and disrupt embryogenesis. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from cleaning supplies, rubbing alcohol, colognes and hand sanitizers can often be unknowingly be brought into the lab by laboratory and clinical personnel, negatively affecting outcomes.

Data, collected from eight programs protected by LifeAire Systems, showed improvement in multiple critical categories, with double-digit improvements in blastocyst conversion rate, implantation and ongoing pregnancy rates. Pregnancy loss rates also improved by 7.4% as a result of the technology. Findings are inclusive of all maternal ages. (Fertility and Sterility, Vol 106, Issue 3 Supplement, pages e27-28.)

*LifeAIre Systems-protected programs identified by FertilitySuccessRates.com as the Best IVF Programs in the Country for Women Under 35 were #1: Gold Coast IVF in Woodbury, NY with a 77.4% success rate (28.1 percentage points higher than the national average) and #2 The Center for Reproductive Medicine in Mobile, AL with a 73.8% success rate (24.5 percentage points higher than the national average). Rankings were determined by live birth rate per transfer, as reported in the 2014 CDC Preliminary IVF Success Rate Report for women under age 35 using fresh embryos.
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About LifeAire Systems – LifeAire Systems is an innovative healthcare technology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes air filtration systems exclusively for the healthcare and life sciences industries. The patented, multi-stage purification media system remediates up to 99.99% of biological and chemical contaminants in both source and return air. LifeAire makes the environment healthier for patients and medical staff, resulting in significant improvement in clinical outcomes.

About Gold Coast IVF – Gold Coast IVF is a reproductive and surgery center located in Woodbury, NY. Since 2001, Gold Coast IVF has provided superb medical care to patients who are on the road to parenthood, and has one of the highest IVF success rates of any center, anywhere.

About Steven F. Palter, MD – Founder and Medical Director Steven F. Palter, MD, is the former Clinical Chief of Reproductive Medicine at Yale, and he has dedicated his career to developing new technologies and offering them to patients in a private, personal environment. Dr. Palter is the former president of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and was the first New Media Editor of the world's leading fertility journal, Fertility & Sterility. He is also the creator of the revolutionary Journal Club Live!™ interactive online platform. Dr. Palter’s work has been featured on national news outlets such as 20/20, National Geographic, CBS News, and the New York Times. He has traveled around the world to teach physicians new techniques, including South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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