New Delhi: Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the field of assisted reproductive technology (ART) by providing new tools for improving the efficacy of in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. AI-powered systems can help doctors diagnose infertility, optimize treatment plans, and predict pregnancy outcomes with remarkable accuracy.
Santaan was conceptualised with vision of “science for smiles”. With our dedicated research and academy team we are passionately working on tech enabled solutions that will bring smiles to our patients as well make the fertility journey predictable and enjoyable.
One of the most significant ways in which AI is being used in IVF is in the selection of embryos for transfer. The process of selecting embryos is crucial to the success of an IVF cycle, as only a small number of embryos are typically transferred, with the goal of achieving a single, healthy pregnancy. AI algorithms can analyze images of the embryos and predict which are most likely to lead to a successful pregnancy, based on factors such as cell division, morphological characteristics, and other indicators. By automating the process of embryo selection, AI can help reduce the number of unnecessary embryo transfers, minimize the risk of multiple pregnancies, and improve the chances of a successful pregnancy outcome. There are few solutions developed which are not very accurate and are prohibitively expensive. We are working with IIT Hyderabad on a disruptive architecture to develop an indigenous and affordable (make in India) solution in this segment.
Another area in which AI is being used in IVF is in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. By analyzing large amounts of data like medical history, hormonal levels etc, it can help identify patterns and correlations that may indicate the cause of infertility. In some cases, AI can even be used to personalize treatment plans for individual patients, helping to maximize their chances of success as well predicting the outcome.
Be it diagnosis, treatment plan or chances of success, communication to patients in empathetic manner stays the cornerstone of our service in Santaan. We use proprietary behavioural models so that we can effectively and empathetically communicate to our patients.
In addition to these applications, AI is being used to optimize the laboratory environment for IVF procedures. By analyzing data from the laboratory, AI algorithms can help identify the best conditions for culturing embryos, such as temperature, humidity, and light levels. This information can be used to optimize the laboratory environment for maximum success, improving the chances of a successful pregnancy outcome. In rural India this comes across as a unique challenge due to the uncertainties of power supply as well variability in skills availability. To ensure uniform protocol and quality across our centers we have developed our indigenous solution based on IOT . We added human factors also to minimise skill level variations and has resulted in good quality outcome. We published our work in med-e-tel , Luxembourg on 2017 and have received many interests to help other labs.
In conclusion, AI is transforming the field of assisted reproductive technology by providing new tools for improving the efficacy of IVF procedures. By automating the process of embryo selection, optimizing treatment plans, and predicting pregnancy outcomes, AI has the potential to revolutionize the field and improve the chances of success for millions of couples struggling with infertility. At Santaan we are committed to leverage the amazing advances AI is enabling and create indigenous solutions especially keeping Indian conditions in mind , so that our patients can experience memorable journey of parenthood.