From the reviews:
“The book is simple enough that someone without much experience in this area can turn to a chapter and read it and understand it, but detailed enough to allow specialists to benefit from reading it. The book covers everything from IVF laboratory equipment and embryo culture methods to cryopreservation and embryo transfer methods. I particularly appreciate that an abstract begins each chapter and a conclusion/summary ends each chapter. … a good-quality book with a unique focus on laboratory techniques that not all providers understand.” (Julie S. Rhee, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2012)
“Nagy, Varghese and Agarwal, with the support of more than 180 contributors, published this monumental work divided into 13 sections and 75 chapters. After a short overview on the historical aspects of IVF, the authors describe the organisational characteristics of dedicated laboratories … . This outstanding manual is certainly a useful and most current reference textbook for all scientists and physicians involved in this field.” (European Urology Today, Issue 5, October/November, 2012)
“This is a new and valuable monograph including numerous procedure of assisted reproductive technology and containing more than 70 different chapters written by outstanding experts in the field. … Because of wide range of topics and the comprehensive theoretical and detailed practical description and is this book appears an ideal reference source for all who are involved with assisted reproduction including embryologists, andrologists, reproductive endocrinologists, and scientists, regardless if one wishes to obtain a basic understanding or a deep, up-to-date presentation.” (Endocrine Regulations, October, 2012)
"The Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is a very practical title that provides a complete review of all current diagnostic and treatment techniques related to in vitro fertilization. The manual offers an excellent description of novel procedures that will likely be employed in the near future. It is a fine quality reference guide that is a must in every fertility specialist's laboratory...It is a unique, practical manual that is very helpful for day-to-day use in clinic and laboratory...and is an invaluable reference and addition to the literature." (Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Issue 18, 2013)
From the Back Cover
The Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is a unique, accessible title that provides a complete review of the most well-established and current diagnostic and treatment techniques comprising in vitro fertilization. Throughout the chapters, a uniform structure is employed, including a brief abstract, a keyword glossary, a step-by-step protocol of the laboratory procedures, several pages of expert commentary, key issues of clinical concern, and a list of references. The result is a readily accessible, high quality reference guide for reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, embryologists, biologists and research scientists. The Manual also offers an excellent description of novel procedures that will likely be employed in the near future. An indispensable resource for physicians and basic scientists, the Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is an invaluable reference and addition to the literature.