FertiCult™ Mineral Oil

Pre-washed, light mineral oil
Fertilization EmbryoHandling

FertiCult™ Mineral Oil is pre-washed, pharmaceutical grade, light parrafin oil. The oil is washed twice with ultra-pure water and filtered over a 0.2 micron filter for sterilization. As one of the first manufacturers ever we have in 2010 added peroxide value as a standard quality control for each batch of mineral oil. The product is available in 50ml, 100ml and 500ml glass or PETG bottles.

Each separate batch undergoes a strict quality control program before being released:

Sterility Sterile
Density 0.83 - 0.86 g/ml
Viscosity <30cP at 30℃
Endotoxine < 0.1 EU/mL
Mouse embryo test ≥ 80% blastocysts after 120h incubation
Peroxide value <0.1 mEq/kg
Shelflife 18 months from date of produce


Europe: CE-marked - USA: US FDA cleared
Brazil: registered

Product order codes

MINOIL050 FertiCult Mineral Oil - 1x50mL (glass bottle)
MINOIL100 FertiCult Mineral Oil - 1x100mL (glass bottle)
MINOIL500 FertiCult Mineral Oil - 1x500mL (glass bottle)
MINOIL050P FertiCult Mineral Oil - 1x50mL (PETG bottle)
MINOIL100P FertiCult Mineral Oil - 1x100mL (PETG bottle)
MINOIL500P FertiCult Mineral Oil - 1x500mL (PETG bottle)

The product composition can be found in the MSDS (see Resources). Additional information on some components is provided below:

See above.

Product literature

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     Dal Canto, MB.; Mignini Renzini, M.; Brambillasca, F.; Cepparo, H.; Comi, R.; Villa, A.; Rangoni, G.; Mastrolilli, M.; Crippa, M.; de Ponti, E.; Nielsen, HI.; Fadini, R. , IVM--the first choice for IVF in Italy., Reprod. Biomed. Online (2003),Vol.13,No.2,pp.159-65

     Eertmans, F.; Bogaert, V.; Volckaert, D.; Puype, B., Validation of a potentiometric peroxide value (POV) assay for analysis of mineral oil with low oxidative content., J. Chem. Pharm. Res (2013),Vol.5,No.11,pp.395-402

     Esterhuizen, A.D.; Franken, D.R.; Bosman, E.; Rodrigues, F.A.; Van Rensburg, J.H.; Van Schouwenburg, J.A.M.; Lombaard, C., Relationship between human spermatozoa-hyaluronan-binding assay, conventional semen parameters and fertilisation rates in intracytoplasmic spermatozoa injection., Andrologia (2015),Vol.47,No.7,pp.759-64

     Falah, KM.; Banna, H.; Aghaways, I.; Zangana, AR.; Mohammad FL., Using in-vitro maturation of immature oocytes retrieved from poor responder patients to improve pregnancy outcomes in Sulaimani government region, Iraq., ESJ (2014),Vol.10,No.33,pp.195-211

     Gatimel, N.; Parinaud, J.; Leandri, R. D., Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) does not improve outcome in patients with two successive IVF-ICSI failures., J Assist Reprod Genet (2016),Vol.33,No.3,pp.349-55

     Panagiotidis, Y.; Vanderzwalmen, P.; Prapas, Y.; Kasapi, E.; Goudakou, M.; Papatheodorou, A.; Passadaki, T.; Petousis, S.; Nikolettos, N.; Veletza, S.; Prapas, N.; Maroulis, G. , Open versus closed vitrification of blastocysts from an oocyte-donation programme: a prospective randomized study., Reprod. Biomed. Online. (2013),Vol.26,No.5,pp.470-6

     Parmegiani, L.; Cognigni, GE.; Bernardi, S; Troilo, E.; Taraborrelli, S.; Arnone, A.; Maccarini, AM.; Filicori, M, Comparison of two ready-to-use systems designed for sperm-hyaluronic acid binding selection before intracytoplasmic sperm injection: PICSI vs. Sperm Slow: a prospective, randomized trial., Fertil. Steril. (2012),Vol.98,No.3,pp.632-7

     Prapas, Y.; Petousis, S.; Panagiotidis, Y.; Gullo, G.; Kasapi, L.; Papadeothodorou, A.; Prapas, N., Injectin of embryo culture supernatant to the endometrial cavity does not affect outcomes in IVF/ICSI or oocyte donation cycles: a randomized clinical trial., Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. (2012),Vol.162,No.2,pp.169-73

     Qassem, EG.; Falah, KM.; Aghaways, I.; Salih, TA., A Correlative Study of Oocytes Morphology with Fertilization, Cleavage, Embryo Quality and Implantation Rates after Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection., Acta Medica International (2015),Vol.2,No.1,pp.7-13

     Sifer, C.; Pont, J.C.; Porcher, R.; Martin-Pont, B.; Benzacken, B.; Wolf, J.P., A prospective randomized study to compare four different mineral oils used to culture human embryos in IVF/ICSI treatments., Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (2009),Vol.147,No.1,pp.52-6


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