Frozen Embryos: How do They Live?

As we have learned from our patients’ comments, they know very little about how frozen embryos live. Some imagine walls full of shelves with little mini-bunks, others imagine rooms like huge fridges, others little capsules placed in beehive-like structures… truth is, they’re microscopic so they virtually take up no space. In one of the...

Embryomobile

Four months have gone since our patients can watch their embryos from home whenever they want to. When we set the idea in motion, we didn’t know how they’d react… and today all the gynecologists in our sterility team have come together to comment on it… The most repeated word in the meeting was...

Institut Marquès Turns 90

Today, when I arrived, I found the building where I work all wrapped up in a huge ribbon. It’s Institut Marquès’ 90th anniversary!!! I’m excited to think about what this implies… all these years of well practiced gynecology, of a medical tradition that has reached its 4th generation… The importance of keeping medical and...

“Embryo’s Big Brother”

The National Sterility Congress is taking place this week, and one of Institut Marquès’ contributions consists of our learnings on the embryos thanks to the Embryoscope. When our center’s biologists come into the In Vitro Fertilization lab every morning they are fascinated by every embryo’s video. These images are so shocking that we have...

Resting After Embryo Transfer

This week we’re presenting a beautiful study in London, which has been awarded for being the Best Oral Presentation in the Congress and we would like to thank all colleagues that have taken part in it. The study shows what happens to embryos when they get to the uterus, both naturally through the fallopian...

In Vitro Fertilization and Twins

Today I’d like to share the results of a survey we’ve carried out on our patients with you. We’ve asked up to one thousand patients from 31 different countries, all childless and with fertility troubles, if they would prefer to have twins, an only child, or if they didn’t mind either option. The results...

Toxics In Maternal Milk

Today has been very special for me professional-wise! I carried out a press conference in order to present the results of a study that was published in Revista Internacional de Andrología. We analyzed and compared the concentration of 38 toxic substances in the maternal milk of both catalan and galician women in order to...