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RI Witness is a software security system using Radio Frequency Identification(RFID) to detect and monitor all activity in the IVF Laboratory. The system helps mitigate the risk of human error every time samples are moved from one dish or tube to another, and safeguards every step of the IVF cycle.

RI Witness IVF Laboratory Management System

February 2019

RI Witness is a software security system using Radio Frequency Identification(RFID) to detect and monitor all activity in the IVF Laboratory.  The system helps mitigate the risk of human error every time samples are moved from one dish or tube to another, and safeguards every step of the IVF cycle.
RI Witness Management System has been started to be applied in the IVF laboratory in Istanbul Memorial Şişli IVF and Reproduction Genetics Center on 22/05/2019.
For larger clinics as our center, RI Witness technology can be used as a versatile quality control tool to oversee a large team, high volumes of work and data collection.
An RI Witness work area has a tablet computer connected to the server, integrated with our clinic’s patient database. Heated or unheated plates with built-in RFID reader are integrated into the work area (Figure 1).
RI Witness readers are present in the lab where gametes and embriyos are studied (Figure 1).
Figure 1. RI Witness study plate and a tablet computer



Operating principles of the system:
1. Start of Cycle: ID card is assigned for woman that contains a unique personel code, which is presented at egg retrieval and embryo transfer (Figure 2)


2. RI Witness RFID tags allow you to identify, track and record when samples are moved from one dish to another at each step of the process (Figure 3).


3. A different patient’s samples cannot be worked on at the same time. If an incompatible sample apperas in the work area an alarm will sound immediately (Figure 4).


 4. RI Witness validates the identy of the samples and allows to proceed to the next step, such as insemination (Figure 5).


5. The location of the embryo, activity and operator’s ID is logged – whenever it is brought into a work area (Figure 6).


6. Whether the embriyo will be biopsied, transferred, or cryopreserved, RI Witness will continue to secure and monitör its progress (Figure 7).




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