A gas delivery system is an important component of an IVF clinic’s laboratory infrastructure. A carefully designed gas delivery system ensures that the right mixture of gases is delivered to the incubator, which is crucial for maintaining the required levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
The gas delivery system typically consists of a central gas supply, a series of regulators (manifold), and a network of pipes or tubing that distributes the gases to the incubators. The gas supply may include high-pressure cylinders or a bulk tank that stores the gases at low pressure.
The system must be monitored and maintained regularly to ensure that the gas concentrations remain consistent. This may involve the use of gas sensors, alarms and automatic control systems that can adjust the gas flow to maintain optimal levels.
Proper calibration and maintenance of the gas delivery system are critical for successful results in IVF procedures. Any deviation from the required gas concentrations can result in poor embryo development, affecting the overall success of the IVF cycle.