Please find below a selection of some of the testimonials we have received from our customers
As the lab manager, I feel a lot more secure using the RI Witness™ system. It doesn’t increase our workload, and its very convenient for us.
The tags are very robust and every stage of the IVF process is continuously monitored and recorded in a patient log. It is a very user friendly system, that is immensely reassuring for both patients and clinicians.
The Saturn Active™ laser has been an asset for our laboratory for assisted hatching procedures. The laser has reduced the amount of time required to perform assisted hatching compared to hatching with acid tyrodes. It also provides consistency in hole size in the zona for assisted hatching.
We’ve been using Fertisafe™ to clean our incubators for the last 10 months and have passed our biological testing each time without any issues.
‘We have been using RI Pipettes in our lab for some years. We like them very much; we find them very comfortable and easy to use. We appreciate the sharpness of the injection pipette and the comfort of the holding pipette during micro-injection of oocytes’.
With Saturn Active™, we are able to keep the blastocyst and biopsy/holding pipettes in the one place and use the computer to move the laser to the desired point on the blastocyst. This is the major difference between the Saturn Active™ and other laser systems.
Ensuring we provide and maintain optimal environmental conditions for our patients embryos whilst ex-vivo is one of the most fundamentally essential tasks of a successful lab.
I certainly feel that we are now doing absolutely everything that we can to satisfy our patient’s worries, and numerous patients have informed us that they feel better knowing that this safeguard, RI Witness™, is in place.
RI WitnessTM has improved efficiency by streamlining our working practice- lab procedures are performed at the optimum time with a real-time Witness. The ease of operation is great and Witness has also proved to be a versatile audit tool.
The electronic witnessing system offers patients increased confidence that their samples are safe and will not be mixed up at any times during treatment.
"I can confidently use the EZ-Range for all embryological handling procedures and rest assured that the eggs/embryos are secure during movement"
Very stable temperature over the whole working area. Nice auto-illumination under the stage. Very good stabilising system to the holders preventing sudden movement if accidentally touching the holders
Since opening its doors in January 2011, Complete Fertility Centre has relied on the security and safety of the RI Witness™ system. This product is not only responsible for minimising risk, but allows for highly efficient work flow within our laboratory. In addition, we have found the traceability function to be a comprehensive, user-friendly tool for effectively managing our stock
As a long standing customer of RI Pipettes I am impressed by their consistent quality. The pipettes are easy to remove from the unique packaging whilst retaining their sterility. Using RI Pipettes for our ICSI programme has helped to maintain low egg damage, good fertilisation and high pregnancy rates.
I work as an Embryologist in the IVF field, I have experience of using the EZ-Grip™ and other brand pipettors for denudation and sample transfer between droplets, and I prefer to use the EZ-Grip. The EZ-Grip is easy to use, comfortable and safe for the oocytes and embryos. Previously I have had oocytes or embryos adhering to the inside of pipettes, however with EZ-Tip™ and EZ-Grip 0153, I no longer have this problem.
I have tried the new range of ICSI-Plus™ needles from RI and they appear to have a longer arm after the bend & the tip is much sharper for better penetration. They do not suffer, like some needles, with sperm irreversibly sticking in the pipettes.
I am very impressed at the attention RI obviously pay to the views of existing users of your products. Congratulations.
We have been using the EZ-Tip® now for over a year. We have found them to be comfortable and easy to use whilst providing the fine control required for the safe handling of oocytes and embryos. The different diameters are well suited to all the stages of the IVF/ICSI process, from oocyte denudation to blastocyst transfer. We have now extended our ARP group contract for a further two years with RI.
We have found that RI Witness™ was very easy to adopt and we have been working with it for years now. This system offers us reassurance in terms of checking patient identity, both for the lab, and of course, for our patients. The equipment has become an integral part of the smooth running of our laboratory. The integration of RI Witness has allowed us to optimise our organisation and it has in fact freed up our time to improve our perfomance in the context of our quality control processes.
We have been using the Saturn 5 Active laser system for assisted hatching, blastomere biopsy and blastocyst collapsing since November 2012.
The moveable Saturn laser means I can ablate the zona exactly where I want to, without having to move the embryo, also the new biopsy mode allows me to accurately make holes in either straight or curved lines along the zona.
The new laser system from RI makes the procedures quicker, easier and safer to perform than ever before. We love it!
" I was really pleased working with the new RI manipulator version (Integra 3) for different reasons:-
1.Temperature stability with the new hot air blow system
3.Autolight system helped me easily visualise the area underneath the stage."
The RI calibrated thermometer can be used for regular verification of equipment temperature (heated stages, etc) or to assess more complex fluctuations in temperature during process validation. I consider this an essential piece of kit for the correct function of our lab and quality system
By far the best new feature is the warm air flow through the central plate – which means your dish can maintain the correct temperature throughout the procedure. The egg counter feature has also been a blessing in large cases, as well as the warning “beeps” for the fine manipulator height indicator
I first started working with RI in 1996 when I saw an Integra™ micromanipulator installed and then the following year started using the Saturn™ Laser System whilst working at Doha, Qatar. It is no coincidence that I have continued to work with RI ever since; their products are of high quality and they have a true dedication to excellence in all things. I began using EZ-Strip® when it was first introduced to the market and I am really happy with its quality and performance. It is definitely our preferred choice for denudation and transfer. I also haven’t come across another company that takes such great care in providing technical support as RI does. RI’s service team are just a phone call away whenever we require their assistance.
In general I would say that in the last 16 years that I have been performing the ICSI procedure, that I have not experienced a more refined, more consistently produced injection pipette than those produced by Research Instruments. Their super sharp bevel breaches the membrane quickly and uneventfully, prevents ooplasm drag during removal and promotes sharp funnels even in the most difficult, heterogenous cytoplasm and also in oocytes with the most pliable (soft) membranes. I have trialed ICSI pipettes from many companies and I would never switch again; why switch when I have finally found the best for my patients.
Our Saturn 5™ laser was the first laser to be produced globally, and we have been working with it for the last 7 months. I can say that the Saturn 5™ laser has really improved and sped up my procedures. The Saturn 5 Active™ laser is very impressive as it gives you a lot of freedom in how you do the procedures, the software is very easy to use, very comprehensive and the biopsy mode helped me process the cells for PGD and helped my patients to obtain a healthy baby. This Saturn 5 is the first laser in our clinic and before we chose it I tried other models available on the market and I can say now that this is the best choice.
Our experience suggests that the integration of RI Witness™ in the daily routine is simple and fast and allows for an improvement in system usage after a short time.RI Witness™ recorded a constant true human error rate that is within the acceptability range. Moreover, the warning of mismatches allows for an immediate corrective intervention,safeguarding the reliability of the entire IVF process. Other benefits include the traceability of each step performed, a reduction of staff workload and distractions,thus increasing operator satisfaction. The user satisfaction index was 4.8 (5= very satisfied, 4= fairly satisfied)
As one of the leading and largest IVF centres in the UK, we will only consider installing the most reliable and efficient systems available to us. We believe this is key to our success. Over many years RI has been our primary choice for equipment, consumables and operating systems. Currently our lab operates with: 3 x Integra TI systems in conjunction with the Saturn Active, 3 x Sanyo MCO-5M Incubators, RI Witness, RI Traceability and RI IMSI. After sales service is paramount to us and RI have never let us down on this.
I am a Senior Embryologist at the Herts and Essex Fertility Centre and I have had experience of using RI Witness™ for over three years now.
RI Witness™ has made a dramatic difference to our working practice in the laboratory at the Herts and Essex Fertility Centre, as it eliminates the need for non-critical steps, such as sperm preparations, to be double witnessed by another embryologist which is laborious and time consuming in our busy working centre. The Witness system creates a designated work station in each flow hood where our clinical work is conducted, and the use of radio-frequency tags allows patients gametes to be ‘labelled’ as they pass through different stages in the laboratory, with each operator having their own protected username and password. The ‘working areas’ ensure that only one patients gametes are worked on by any given operator at any given time, acting to reassure embryologists and give patients extra confidence in a secure system which safeguards their precious gametes and embryos at all times in the laboratory.
The system is easy to use and to introduce to new staff members, and the witness reports generated at the conclusion of every treatment cycle provides an at-a-glance copy of which staff member has been involved in every step of the patients’ treatment, as well as recording the time and date of procedures which fulfils regulatory requirements.
The Witness system has been positively received by our patients and staff alike. I can honestly say I wouldn’t want to work in a centre which doesn’t use this system in the future, as safety of the patient is paramount to our working practice as embryologists, and this extra security can only be of benefit in reassuring patients that we are taking every step to offer them the very best care possible.