Eugin conducts research alongside prestigious universities from all over the world in order to deepen our knowledge of fertility and help more women achieve their dream of motherhood. Currently, Eugin is playing a leading role in studies and research covering the whole pregnancy process.
Researching into eggs: the quest to avoid fertilization failure
At present, Eugin is conducting joint research with the Milan University in which eggs are studied at a molecular level in order to be able to discard those with malformations and which are therefore more likely to lead to unsuccessful embryonic development. This research is being carried out using a pioneering new approach in the world of assisted reproduction.
Studying sperm: cases of male infertility
In collaboration with the Gent University research is being done on the application of a cutting-edge assisted reproduction technique Artificial Oocyte Activation (AOA), which is aimed at helping patients who have experienced repeated fertilization failure achieve pregnancy. These are couples who, in spite of the fact that the woman is young and has a good ovarian reserve, are not successful in achieving fertilization.
In these cases the sperm is examined in order to confirm that it is this which is the cause of fertilization failure. Once the anomaly has been detected, it is injected with a substance that is lacking for its proper functioning and which enables fertilization to occur. AOA is a pioneering technique with very promising results and Eugin is at the forefront.
Studying embryos: thinking about the health of children of the future
In order to better understand the health of future children born through assisted reproduction, Eugin has planned a research project with the Leeds University. To this end, embryos from different sources will be compared from couples with, and without, fertility problems to detect whether there is an abnormality that may be related to the development of genetic diseases.
Monitoring patients’ emotions during treatment
In order to offer our patients the best psychological support before, during and after treatment, Eugin’s research team, together with Cardiff University is currently measuring how women feel during the process. The goal is to know both how they feel and how they live this process and thus ensure that we offer the best possible support to make them feel their best throughout treatment.
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