The Guardia Pro Protective Embryo Transfer Catheter is uniquely engineered to protect and guide embryos through cervical mucus and blood and to eliminate the need for cervical flushing or aspiration prior to transfer. The Guardia Pro's outer sheath protects the embryo through entry and then opens in petals to further advance the inner transfer catheter allowing placement of the embryo in the uterine cavity.

Additionally, the transfer catheter also incorporates Cook’s Microvol technology that decreases the volume of fluid required for embryo transfer helping lessen the likelihood of embryo migration and allowing more accurate embryo placement.

Introduced at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the Guardia Pro Embryo Transfer Catheter is Cook’s newest addition to its extensive portfolio of products for assisted reproductive technology (A.R.T). For more than 25 years, Cook Medical has provided infertility and reproductive specialists with innovative products to meet the needs of each individual patient.

Christina Anná, Vice President of Cook Medical’s women’s health strategic business unit, said, “The launch of the Guardia Pro is an important step forward for the industry and for those undergoing IVF. Our unique product creates a greater opportunity for successful embryo implantation. We are committed to simplifying procedures for patients and clinicians and with this device we hope to improve the process of embryo transfer.”