The largest fertility and IVF medical center in south-eastern Europe were inaugurated on Thursday in the city of Thessaloniki by Central Macedonia Regional Governor, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, greekcitytimes.com reports.
iki was founded by the Athens Medical group and happens to be the only such facility in Greece installed within a general hospital that covers the full spectrum of health services.
The FIVI unit is staffed with another twenty doctors and embryology specialists whose experience has so far exceeded 35,000 successful IVF cycles.
Boasting an investment of more than 1.5 million euros, which brought in the most up-to-date medical equipment, the new unit features one of the most pioneering laboratories in Europe, compliant to the cleanroom classification standard ISO Class 7, and is using electronic monitoring of medical samples via its RI Witness system, alongside its embryological cultures, as FIVI’s laboratory is certified by Swiss Approval under the EN15224 certification standard.
To assist set up this new unit, the 35-year experience of internationally acclaimed FIVI specialist Ronny Janssens (Chief Embryologist at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, AZ-VUB, and IVF consultant at BE-ART IVF), contributed greatly to the quality management and risk assessment concerning the creation of this unit.
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