Towako® Method

For a transvaginal ultrasound guided embryo transfer to the endometrium by piercing the myometrium with a needle and embryo transfer catheter.

The Towako® Method was developed by Dr. Osamu Kato from the Kato Ladies Clinic in Japan.

It allows embryo transfer bypassing the cervical canal
in cases where transcervical ET is particulary difficult to be performed.

  • Technique indicated for cases where transcervical embryo transfer cannot be performed
  • The only method that allows embryo transfer via myometrium piercing
  • Offers an alternative solution for women with anatomical and pathological cervical disorders

Successful Embryo Transfer using Kitazato Towako Method

In cases where transcervical embryo transfer is very difficult or impossible to perform, the value of transmyometrial transfer is self-evident.

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Embryo Transfer
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Order Number Description Specifications Outher
268003 Needle and catheter set

for transmyometrial transfer

Needle 18 G 32.5 10
Catheter 2 Fr 32.5

Please note that products may only be available in selected countries.

  • SAL (Sterility Assurance Level): 10-6
  • LAL assay for Endotoxin
  • Mouse embryo assay (MEA)
  • Shelf life: 3 years

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