For INVOCELL Patients

Your INVOCELL
questions, answered.

Perhaps you’ve already begun the IVC procedure or
are discussing INVOCELL with your doctor.
Or
perhaps you have questions because when it comes to
your fertility journey, you like to be prepared.
That’s why we answered some of the most commonly
asked questions about INVOCELL here.

  1. How big is INVOcell?

    1

    The INVOCELL Intravaginal Culture (IVC) device is small enough to sit in your palm.
    It’s about 1.5 inches tall and just over 1 inch wide.

  2. Is INVOcell uncomfortable
    when placed in
    my body?

    2

    It’s natural to be concerned about how it feels. However, you shouldn’t feel much discomfort.
    If you do, you should call your doctor right away.

  3. Is there anything I can’t
    do while INVOCELL is inside
    my body?

    3

    It’s important to be mindful of what you can and can’t do while INVOCELL is in your body. You should avoid strenuous physical activity or any activity that could change the temperature of your vagina—this includes taking a bath, douching, sexual intercourse, swimming, or exercising. And if you have any questions while INVOCELL is in your body, be sure to ask your doctor.

  4. What should I do if the
    INVOCELL device moves?

    4

    If you feel the INVOCELL device move down toward the opening of your vagina, call your
    doctor right away. He or she may instruct you to immediately clean your hands with soap and water and move the INVOCELL culture device and the retention device back, deeper into the vagina. You’ll need to visit your doctor’s office to make sure the device is properly placed.

    To learn more about what to do if the INVOCELL device moves, please see the INVOCELL Patient Information.

  5. Can I limit the possibility of multiples?

    5

    With INVOCELL, your doctor can limit the possibility of multiples. She or he will discuss with you the number of embryos to be transferred to your uterus, and the possibility of freezing the remaining embryos for the future.

    And remember—your doctor will work with you to decide if INVOCELL is the right choice for your needs. You should talk to her or him about any concerns you may have and if using INVOCELL could lead to any risks for you. If you have any questions while using INVOCELL or after the device has been taken out of your body, reach out to your doctor right away.

    It’s important to read the INVOCELL Patient Information and talk to your doctor to find out if INVOCELL is right for you.

INDICATIONS FOR USE

INVOCELL® Intravaginal Culture System contains the INVOCELL Culture Device and INVOCELL Retention Device. The Culture Device is indicated for use in preparing, holding, and transferring human gametes or embryos during In Vitro Fertilization/Intravaginal Culture (IVF/IVC) and Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection Fertilization/Intravaginal Culture (ICSI/IVC). The Retention Device is used during the incubation period to aid in holding the Culture Device in the vagina. The Culture and Retention Devices are not indicated for periods of use exceeding 72 hours.

SELECT IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not use the Culture or Retention devices if you are unable to tolerate having a device placed within your vagina.
  • Do not use the Culture Device if you are sensitive to medical grade silicone or polystyrene or if you have a severe case of vaginitis or a history of toxic shock syndrome. Tell your doctor if you have had any recent pelvic surgery.
  • Avoid any activity such as sexual intercourse, strenuous physical activity, swimming, bathing in a tub (a shower is permissible), use of a douche, sauna, or any other activity that may alter the temperature of the vaginal cavity and avoid handling or removing the Culture and Retention Devices while in place.
  • Your doctor should explain to you what to do if the Culture and Retention Device should shift in the vagina or fall out. Call your doctor right away should this occur.

Your doctor will determine if this product is right for you and will provide you with more detailed information about the risks and benefits associated with using this device. Always follow your doctor’s instructions. Contact your doctor immediately if you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after treatment.

For more information, please see the INVOCELL Patient Information.

INDICATIONS FOR USE

INVOCELL® Intravaginal Culture System contains the INVOCELL
Culture Device and INVOCELL Retention Device. The Culture Device is
indicated
for use in preparing, holding, and transferring human
gametes or embryos during In Vitro Fertilization/Intravaginal Culture
(IVF/IVC) and
Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
Fertilization/Intravaginal Culture (ICSI/IVC). The Retention Device is
used during the incubation period to aid
in holding the Culture Device in
the vagina. The Culture and Retention Devices are not indicated for
periods of use exceeding 72 hours.

SELECT IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not use the Culture or Retention devices if you are unable to tolerate having a device placed within your vagina.
Please see Indication and Select Important Safety Information