The Bedford Research Foundation offers several unique products
and services to support researchers and help bridge the gap between research
Medium - GEM (Gamete-Embryo Medium) is formulated to support optimal
fetal development of embryos conceived in vitro.
GEM is quality controlled by mouse IVF. GEM is formulated to support sperm-fertilizing
ability, and GEM is protein-free.
Cryopreservation Kit - Bedford Research Foundation scientists have years
of experience with emrbyo cryopreservation for research. They are currently
working on an easy to use kit. Call for more information, or check back for
PVSA (Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis) Kit - The Gold Standard mail-in test kit for post-vasectomy.
The PVSA Kit is the first and only Post-Vasectomy test kit that provides CLIA certified laboratory results from a mail-in kit. The kit uses a patented preservative that allows the patient to complete it at home and drop it into any standard US Mail box.
Program of Assisted Reproduction - SPAR takes advantage of ART procedures
to assist couples achieve a pregnancy who would otherwise risk transmitting
the father's infection to the mother and the child through intercourse. The
procedures decrease, and may possibly eliminate, the risk of transmission
of these infections to the mother or the baby. No mother or baby has contracted
an infection in the SPAR program. (Learn
Testing & Cryopreservation - Bedford Research Foundation's clinical
test laboratory specializes in home test kits for male factor infertility.
Our Semen Transport Kits and Semen Analyses can help you diagnose and treat
male factor infertility. Our kits will help you if you: (a) suspect that
you may have male factor infertility, we can help you and your doctor diagnose
it. (b) have already been diagnosed with male factor infertility and would
like to monitor your sperm count, motility, morphology, or bacterial infection.
(c) would like to cryopreserve specimens for future use in IVF. (d) have
recently had a vasectomy and would like to ensure that it was effective.