ICSI stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. This special method of artificial insemination involves the direct fertilisation of an egg cell in a laboratory using a selected sperm cell.
ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is described as a technique wherein a single perm is injected into the centre of an egg. It’s an effortless and painless process that has often been successful, so much that it is today the world’s most favoured fertilization method for all types of IVF, even though it was developed for the treatment of male infertility. The success-rate of fertilization with ICSI is generally around 90%.
The USP of ICSI is that it’s a very effective method to fertilize eggs in the IVF laboratory after they have been aspirated from the female.
However, the main use of ICS is for significant male infertility cases wherein IVF with ICSI involves the use of specialized micromanipulation tools and equipment and inverted microscopes that enable embryologists to select and pick up individual sperm in a specially designed ICSI needle.