Intracytoplasmatic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
ICSI is an additional measure as part of extracorporeal fertilisation, in cases of male infertility. In this respect, all the necessary steps up to oocyte extraction are identical to the natural conception process.
Each oocyte will be held under a special microscope by a pipette, while a single sperm will be aspirated into an injection device, and then placed in the centre of an oocyte.
Thus, ICSI mimics the natural process of sperm penetration into the oocyte. The act of fertilisation itself, which means the amalgamation of maternal and paternal genetic make-up, is not affected hereby.