Nom i cognoms / Name and surname
Afiliació / Affiliation
Instituto de Bioingeniería de Catalunia (IBEC)
Programa de finançament europeu en que s’enmarca aquest projecte? / European funding programme in which this project is being carried out?
EU support (FP7, H2020, etc.) other than MSCA
Títol del projecte / Project title
HYLIGHT (Hyperspectral imaging for embryo selection)
Número del projecte / Project number
This project is part of ATTRACT and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under grant agreement No101004462
Breu explicació del projecte / Brief explanation of your project
Infertility is a condition affecting one out of seven couples in Europe. Despite the technical advances developed in the last decades, the mean successful rate of an IVF treatment, that is, the number of initial transferred embryos leading to a live birth is relatively low (30%), and repeated unsuccessful IVF cycles imply a significant emotional, physical, and financial burden for women and couples.
In the context of in vitro fertilization, HYLIGHT Project will develop a robust and easy to use technology to select, non-invasively, human embryos that are competent for implantation and development, increasing the success rate and reducing the so called “time to pregnancy”.
This diagnostic device combines hyperspectral analysis with artificial intelligence, that allows embryo classification based on their metabolic profiles, taking advantage of the natural auto-fluorescence of key cellular compounds, such as NADH or FADH. The advantage of this new approach is that embryos are classified in a safe non-invasive way, minimizing damage.
Enllaç a la pàgina web del projecte / Link to your project website
Repte en que s’emmarca aquest projecte / Challenge within the framework of this project
Does not apply