The science behind our high success rates
Queensland Fertility Group has pioneered many assisted reproductive technologies and treatments in Australia, including surgical sperm retrieval and advanced sperm diagnostics. The Queensland Fertility Group science team includes over 40 scientists, including 22 embryologists and 18 working in our diagnostic laboratories. All of our clinics have in-house laboratories for embryology and andrology services, so we can ensure our timing is perfect to maximise your chance of success. It also allows you to undergo almost all your treatments and testing in one convenient location.
Our specialist embryology laboratories are located in Brisbane, Everton Park, the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. They are all accredited by the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC) and operate seven days a week.
In the embryology laboratories we perform a full range of treatment services including:
- In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF),
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI),
- Embryo culture and assessment,
- Embryo cryopreservation,
- Preparation of surgically collected sperm.
Because semen samples need to be analysed within an hour of production, every clinic has a NATA accredited semen collection and diagnostic andrology laboratory. Advanced semen analysis such as surgical retrieval (TESA or MESA) and ICSI now give many couples the chance to have a baby where just 20 years ago it would have been impossible.
Our central Brisbane laboratory also performs endocrinology, cytogenetics and DNA diagnostics. Our world-class genetic testing Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is also carried out here, and if Advanced Embryo Selection (AES) is required the biopsy will be specially transported to Melbourne. We believe chromosome screening of embryos will provide the next big breakthrough in boosting pregnancy and birth rates for our patients.
Pioneering scientific expertise
Keith Harrison and Dr Jeremy Osborn are joint Scientific Directors for Queensland Fertility Group, and are responsible for all our laboratories in Queensland. They both bring several decades of fertility expertise to your diagnosis and treatment.
Keith has worked in IVF with QFG since 1984, and has seen the evolving science behind reproductive treatment help more couples, and address a wider range of fertility issues, than ever before. Jeremy has just celebrated his 30th year of working in IVF, having started in Manchester in 1982. He formed Toowoomba IVF and North Queensland IVF which merged with QFG in 2001.
QFG scientists work collaboratively with Melbourne IVF and IVF Australia's scientific teams to develop best practices and cutting edge research. Together, they ensure that Queensland Fertility Group continues to apply the latest advances in treatment technology to give you the best possible chance of having a baby.