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As a contract research laboratory EggCentris is specialised in the analysis of the reproductive function. They offer question-directed project research and screening of compounds in their unique battery of innovative multi-parametric long-term in vitro bioassays assessing effects on female and male fertility and embryo toxicity. EggCentris offers quality and safety testing for products, labware, culture media and medical devices used for fertility treatments.
EggCentris’ mission is to contribute to the safeguarding of the reproductive capacity and the wellbeing of the individual. Our core activity is to study interferences with the normal life cycle by alternative approaches and innovative testing strategies. EggCentris is also a quality control lab for culture and support media, lab ware and medical devices used for fertility treatments. Our services are of value for the chemical industry (REACh, hazard identification, risk assessment); the drug discovery active in profertility/anticonception (target identification and validation, bioactivity determination) and in toxicity screening (ranking of leads, defining safety level at the target level and mechanism of action elucidation); the cosmetic industry can use our in vitro technologies to test their ingredients and mixtures for safety.
Question-directed project research: Design and execution of projects to answer your questions related to reproductive health (consulting, in-vitro, ex-vivo and in vivo experiments).
In-Vitro test batteries:
Female fertility : FBA (Follicle Bioassay; assessment of ovarian cycle, steroidogenesis, oocyte development),IVM (In vitro maturation; assessment of the meiotic process), IVF (In vitro fertilisation; functional assessment of gamete (oocyte/sperm) quality. MEA( mouse embryo assay).
Male fertility: Leydig and Sertoli cell cultures, Sperm analysis.
Embryo toxicity: MEPA (mouse peri-implantation assay), EST (embryonic stem cell test)
Model development (in vitro; ex-vivo and in vivo)
Quality control for fertility treatment : MEA (mouse embryo assay), SMA (sperm motility assay), IVF (in-vitro fertilisation), LAL (kinetic chromogenic method for quantification of endotoxins).
Phone: +32 2 529 58 69
Fax: +32 2 529 54 01
Foundation date: 12/2010