Artificial insemination (also called assisted reproduction) typifies the fertilisation of the egg-cell in an artificial environment. There are several ways of artificial fertilisation, the main one being the worldwide much used In Vitro fertilisation (IVF). This type of human reproduction gets an ever increasing importance all over the world.
Artificial fertilisation in humans is usually used for parents who wish for children and were unsuccessful for a long period of time. Thus pregnancy can be provided and the desire for procreation fulfilled.
In 1978 the first baby created by artificial insemination was born. Up to 2006 there have been about three million babies worldwide born and created by IVF. Restriction in certain countries and the matter of financing the process has led to quite different rates of IVF-babies. At 3.9 per cent Denmark has the highest rate worldwide.
Zapf Lab Engineering is the producer of all kinds of medical equipment needed for In Vitro fertilisation and distributes its quality products on a worldwide scale.