Achievements in research

Our specialists have led the way in IVF research since 1978. 

Having been at the forefront of fertility and IVF science for several decades, over the years CARE’s scientists have made a number of groundbreaking discoveries and advancements – and many of these have been global firsts.     

Achievements in fertility research

Below you’ll find some of the achievements our talented specialists have made over the years, and you can find out more about our latest research developments here.

  • Our Founder, Dr Simon Fishel, was part of the team that gave the world the very first IVF  baby in 1978. He also pioneered sperm microinjection in the 1990s, and has published over 200 papers and edited four books on fertility research.
  • We were one of the first UK fertility clinics licensed to perform specialist tests such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and the first to offer HLA tissue typing.

  • We pioneered polar body array CGH, an early method of screening eggs to evaluate their chromosomes and select the best embryos.

  • We’re one of only a small number of UK teams that can treat patients with an innovative reproductive immunity programme, which forms part of our recurrent implantation failure screening.

  • CARE are world-leaders in time lapse monitoring of embryos, and we’ve developed and published embryo selection algorithms that help us to identify embryos with the best chance of becoming a baby.

  • Our Group Director of Embryology, Dr Alison Campbell's, paper on Retrospective analysis of outcomes after IVF using an aneuploidy risk model derived from time-lapse imaging with PGS is one of the most highly cited papers during 2014 and 2015 in Reproductive BioMedicine Online. You can read the full article here.

Only through CARE's determination did we get an end result.