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A sophisticated micromanipulation technique for perforating the shell surrounding the egg (the zona pellucida) so that the embryo can “break out” and implant in the uterus. As women get older, the zona pellucida may become harder or tougher, making it difficult for the embryos to hatch. As a result, implantation and pregnancy may not occur. Using micromanipulation, a portion of the zona pellucida (outer shell) is thinned by applying a weak acid solution to a very small area.

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