The supplier of a fertility clinic storage tank at University Hospitals in Cleveland says its equipment did not malfunction or cause the loss of more than 4 thousand eggs and embryos.
Michigan-based Custom Biogenic Systems says its initial investigation finds human error is to blame for the tank's failure last March. The hospital has said the tank was having trouble for weeks and an alarm system had been turned off when the temperature began to rise. The company says it gave the clinic instructions how to deal with preventative maintenance at the time. The hospital has dismissed the clinic's director, Doctor James Goldfarb.