Research and science

Unlike many other fertility groups, we actively participate in IVF research.

Our Founder & President & Head of R&D, Professor Simon Fishel, is a world-renowned scientist, and his vision of a science-led and patient-focused fertility group still defines our approach. Simon leads our dedicated teams of scientists, researchers and specialists to drive fertility science forward.   

IVF research and science

CARE has been at the forefront of fertility and IVF research for decades. Many of our team members have worked in the field since the 70s and 80s and are behind a number of global firsts, and by continuing this legacy we hope to make discoveries and advances that can help us to improve your chance of success.  

Investment in research

Below are just some of the ways we’re involved in current IVF and fertility research. 

The Rachel Foundation

In 2001 we established the Rachel Foundation, a charitable trust dedicated to research into improving treatment, establishing more effective ways of preserving fertility, and supporting those who struggle to start a family as a side-effect of medical procedures.   

HFEA-licensed programmes

We work with scientists around the world on research programmes licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, striving together to find new solutions and treatments that could help our patients in the future.  

University collaborations

Our team collaborates with renowned organisations including amongst others - the Universities of Cambridge, Chicago, John Moore's, Monash& Sheffield and also the the Genesis Genetics Institute, to look into new routes and procedures that could make our treatments even better.

If it wasn't for CARE, we wouldn't have known about the additional tests available to us.

CARE patient

Unmatched experience

Our scientists also make regular contributions to the research field. They speak at and attend lectures, workshops and conferences around the world. This effort not only supports the development of our teams but also the profession, and many of our scientists have published papers and books on their work – some of which have even won them awards.

For more on what our scientists have discovered over the years, take a look at our achievements in research.