Congratulations to Laurel Fertility Care Embryologist, Sean Pae, and Lab Director Dr. Marlane Angle for their invitation to present at the American Association of Bioanalysts annual meeting in Austin, Texas next month. Their presentation will include their abstract The Learning Curve Associated with Mastery of the Rapid I which explains the study training and mastery of vitrification and vitrification media. Cryopreservation of embryos using vitrification, as compared to slow cooling, is fast becoming the method of choice for many human In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) programs. To meet the growing demand, a number of commercial companies have introduced kits for vitrification with a range of cryoprotectant formulations and new vitrification devices. The study tests a new commercial vitrification media and vitrification device called Rapid I for efficacy using survival of the mouse embryo as a model system. The cross comparison of mouse embryo survival rates following vitrification in media from different vendors will provide a guide in selecting the vitrification media and device that best fits for its purpose and uses in the human IVF laboratory.