Moderator: Lily Ann Reed
Eastern Regional Business Manager, FertiliTech Inc.
PhD, Scientific Director, Boston, IVF, Waltham, MA
PhD, HCLD Laboratory Director,
A.R.T Reproductive Center, Beverly Hills, CA
The EmbryoScope® time-lapse system provides cutting edge technology in the lab, allowing the embryologist to visually follow the development of the embryo. In this way, t the embryologist can distinguish and choose between normal developing embryos with good implantation potential, and embryos developing with a risk of implantation failure. This means that by choosing IVF treatment using the EmbryoScope® time-lapse system, both the patient and the clinic staff have the best options for selecting the most viable embryo to transfer, leading to higher rates of IVF success.
Dr. Barritt holds national certification as a High Complexity Laboratory Director with the American Association of Bioanalysts. He has also been awarded New York State Department of Health Certification as a Laboratory Director in Andrology, Endocrinology and Human Tissue Banking. He serves as the Embryology Laboratory Director at ART Reproductive Center, as well as a Research Scientist coordinating studies to contribute to the advancement of infertility treatments. Dr. Barritt received his BS degree in biology from Pacific Lutheran University, followed by his MS degree in Human Genetics and his PhD in Human Anatomy from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Gamete and Embryo Research Laboratory at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of Saint Barnabas.
Lily Ann Reed
Lily Reed joined FertiliTech, Inc., in September 2012, in the sales role of Business Manager, Eastern Region US. FertiliTech manufactures the EmbryoScope® Time-lapse system. Prior to joining FertiliTech, she worked in manufacturing and distribution companies with focus upon microscopy, embryo micromanipulation and cell culture. Lily comes from a scientific research background with an emphasis on embryo development. She has taught international workshops and provided instruction at renowned courses such as the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in NY. Among the experimental procedures taught, Lily has also provided instruction in assisted reproduction techniques, such as: assisted hatching, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and embryo biopsy for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
Dr. Denny Sakkas received his undergraduate training at the University of Melbourne, Australia and received his Doctorate of Philosophy at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His Ph. D. was performed at one of the leading Reproductive Research Units in the world; which was responsible for many of the innovations used in routine IVF today including, hormonal stimulation, embryo freezing and micromanipulation.
Dr. Sakkas has been the Laboratory Director of IVF units in Switzerland and England and has aided numerous groups in establishing their own IVF units around the world. He has extensive experience in clinical IVF and reproductive research. He is internationally recognized, having organized conferences and workshops on reproduction related topics, and is frequently invited as a speaker at major conferences worldwide. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and 30 chapters in the field of fertilization, early embryo development and male infertility. He is currently on the Editorial Board of 5 leading journals including Human Reproduction Update and Reproduction. He has been extensively funded in his career, investigating many aspects of gamete and embryo biology.
Dr Sakkas will serve as the Scientific Director of Boston IVF. He has previously held positions as Chief Scientific Officer at Molecular Biometrics Inc. and was an Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine were he headed a successful Gamete Biology Research Team and served as the Director of Assisted Reproductive Treatment Laboratories of the Yale Fertility Center.