RI Witness

RI Witness is a sophisticated automated witnessing system utilised at Oasis Fertility Centre to ensure the meticulous traceability and safety of patients’ gametes (sperm and eggs) and embryos throughout every step of the IVF laboratory process. This global gold standard system represents a significant advancement over traditional manual double witnessing methods whereby two embryologists check that all dishes and tubes in a work area are correctly matched before handling.

Increased Security

In the context of embryology laboratories, where multiple tasks are performed simultaneously and accuracy is paramount, RI Witness utilises RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. Each dish, tube, or device that will hold gametes or embryos is affixed with a unique RFID tag containing a microchip linked specifically to each patient at Oasis. These RFID tags are read by antennas installed at every workstation and microscope throughout the laboratory.

The workflow with RI Witness begins from the moment samples are received into the lab and continues through each procedure until embryo transfer or freezing. The system electronically tracks and records every movement of dishes and tubes, ensuring that only linked samples are used at each critical stage. This automated process not only reduces the potential for human error but also enhances efficiency by eliminating the need for manual double witnessing, which can be time-consuming and subject to errors.

Prioritising Patient Safety

Moreover, RI Witness incorporates visual and audible alarms at each workstation to provide additional safeguards. These alarms alert laboratory staff immediately if there is any discrepancy or potential issue with sample handling, further ensuring the security and accuracy of the entire IVF process.

By implementing RI Witness in every cycle, Oasis Fertility Centre prioritises patient safety and peace of mind, maintaining rigorous standards in traceability and minimising the risk of errors that could affect the outcome of fertility treatments. This commitment underscores Oasis’ dedication to leveraging advanced technology for the benefit of our patients undergoing assisted reproduction procedures.