We don't just have access to the latest technologies - we pioneer them. Here are some of the technologies in which we have played a major part.
Our laboratories are the most modern in the world. That's where we developed the mini-incubators for embryos that have revolutionised pregnancy rates. These incubators simulate the natural environment of human fallopian tubes by using low oxygen levels. They also feature just the right amount of carbon dioxide needed to help embryos grow.
Inside these incubators, embryos are grown in a type of fluid called a culture medium. The quality of this culture medium is crucial to the success of an IVF cycle. That's why we developed our own special culture medium - which is now sold to over 45 countries and are used in more than 600 clinics
We also have world-leading success with Day 5 blastocyst transfer, a technique that allows embryos to grow a little longer before being transferred back to the mother, letting us better determine which embryos have the most developmental potential.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
We're one of the few centres in Australia with facilities to perform preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) successfully. PGD allows us to choose which embryos will be transferred to the uterus based on the results of genetic tests, excluding those with an obvious genetic abnormality. The testing can increase both the chance of a genetically normal pregnancy and your chance of having a baby.
Genea are world leaders in this technology which has dramatically increased survival rates for thawed embryos. Genea has been using this technology routinely since Feb 2006.