Latest Fertility Technologies in our Laboratory

Attention to detail is our commitment to your success. We use some of the most advanced fertility treatments and technologies available in the world today.

Latest Fertility Technologies

At Sunfert, we’re committed to bringing world leading fertility technology to Malaysia to ensure our patients have the best chance of having a healthy baby.

A world-class laboratory - taking extra precautions

We invest in modern infrastructure that houses four IVF laboratories and two operating theatres. The laboratories are secured through airlocks and are closely monitored to maintain the delicate environment. Besides that, our staff practise the highest standards of cleanliness while on duty with protective clothing specialises in keeping foreign contaminants to the minimum.

Equipment inside the cleanroom is strictly regulated, restricted to cleanroom furniture with low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission and permitted building and cleaning materials.

‘Clean room’ air quality

One of our main asset is the air quality of our “clean room”, which provides the optimal environment for the growth of eggs and embryos that are delicate to the slightest of stress. Our laboratory is free of common toxins that pervade most small setups as it is designed in accordance with Cleanroom ISO 7 (Class 10,000) standards. This standard assures the strict level of quality contamination controls by closely monitoring airborne and surface particles, liquid levels as well as static electricity. 

Latest International Technology

We use some of the most advanced fertility treatments and technologies available in the world today.

  • Egg, sperm & Embryo Freezing by Vitrification 

Egg, sperm, and embryos can be frozen and thawed without compromising quality using a type of rapid freezing known as vitrification. This means, if your IVF treatment produces several embryos, they can be frozen, stored and used for when you’re ready to try for another baby. Frozen egg, sperm, and embryos are shown to yield similar results to fresh transfers.

  • Time-lapse Embryo imaging & Blastocyst culture 

During IVF, the egg and sperm are fertilised in a lab, and the resulting embryos are held in an incubator until they are transferred into the mother’s womb to develop as a normal pregnancy.

We use an incubator with an inbuilt camera called EmbryoScope®. The EmbryoScope® provides thousands of pictures of the growing embryos, known as time-lapse embryo imaging. Time-lapse embryo imaging allows us to study embryo development and select the embryos with the characteristics that most likely will result in a healthy pregnancy. Also, with undisturbed culture, more embryos will be able to reach the blastocyst stage (an embryo that reaches the highest level of maturity). More

Sunfert International is one of the first fertility centre in Malaysia to adopt the EmbryoScope® as a standard of care. 

  • Single incubator slot per patient 

To maintain the highest of standards, we have made it our policy to use single incubator slot for every patient. We use high-grade culture media along with time-lapse embryo imaging to select embryos with the greatest implantation potential and to minimise the number of embryos to transfer.

  • Karyomapping 
  1. Karyomapping is a new technique that enable couples to avoid the passing of genetic disorders to their offspring who are carriers or affected with an inherited condition. Unlike existing PGD tests which had to be tailor-made for each individual couple, karyomapping provides a test for PGD of almost any known gene defect with a rapid turnaround time.

The karyomapping technique examines the chromosomes at approximately 300,000 different points and finds a DNA fingerprint unique to the chromosome that carries the defective gene, it is likely to be more accurate than current tests. Kindly download the Karyomapping brochure for additional information.

  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Mentioned briefly on our IVF page, ICSI is often a necessary part of IVF treatment, particularly when there is a history of IVF failure, or a male partner has low sperm count or abnormalities. ICSI is the process of injecting a single, active sperm microscopically into an egg using a special instrument called micromanipulators. ICSI is included with our IVF packages. Understand more about ICSI here.

  • Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI)

In cases of recurrent miscarriages, treatment cycles that have not achieved good quality embryos, or where male partners have been diagnosed with sperm abnormality, IMSI is an advanced sperm selection technique that offers more precision. With IMSI, sperm samples are examined under a microscope which is almost 6000 – 7000x more powerful. It enables us to choose the best quality sperm to inject into the egg. Once the best sperm has been selected, the IMSI procedure is carried out in the same way as ICSI. More

  • Laser Assisted Hatching   

Once an embryo is transferred to the womb, it needs to hatch out of its protective shell or layer of proteins (called zona pellucida) to attach to the womb lining for implantation to take place. Laser assisted hatching uses a laser beam to thin the protein shell and is necessary when there’s a thickened zona pellucida or when there’s diminished ovarian reserves, previous failed IVF attempts, or advanced maternal age.


(Microsurgical testicular sperm extraction and Percutaneous testicular sperm aspiration)

These procedures are carried out together with ICSI and when the male partner is diagnosed with azoospermia (absence of sperm in the ejaculate). It involves microsurgery of the testis by an experienced urologist or fertility specialist. During the surgery, a small fraction of the testicular tissue is removed under anaesthesia. From the testicular and/or epididymal tissues, the embryologist will extract the sperm cells from the tissues and are processed for ICSI. More