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Institute of Life MITERA – Assisted Reproduction Unit: Among the Leading Assisted Reproduction Units in Greece and globally/ International GCR™ Accreditation

23 July 2018

Institute of Life MITERA – Assisted Reproduction Unit is among the leading fertility units in Greece and one of the top 50 in the world, accredited by Global Clinic Rating ™ (GCR).

GCR (www.gcr.org) is a leading international body that rates hospitals and clinics, after collecting and analyzing data from more than 400,000 health units in 126 countries globally. It recently awarded this international accreditation to Institute of Life MITERA. GCR has the largest database of hospitals and clinics worldwide and its representatives visited Institute of Life MITERA to review its standards and protocols, concluding that the level of experience, infrastructure, services and patient response scored much higher than the international benchmark.

The GCR-accredited Institute of Life MITERA, is one of the most advanced fertility units in Greece and Europe, with highly qualified medical and nursing personnel, leading embryologists, nutritionists and mental health experts with long experience in the IVF field. Its Embryology Lab is equipped with the latest technology in assisted reproduction, such as the RI Witness electronic monitoring system, which  monitors every stage of the fertility process, and ensures sample identification within the lab, ruling out the likelihood of an error occurring by 100%. Moreover, the embryo culture system is redesigned from scratch and the lab is equipped with new incubators and workstations, ensuring stable conditions that favor optimum embryo development.

The GCR accreditation of Institute of Life MITERA was unveiled for the first time during the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). The conference took place in Barcelona and brought together more than 11,500 scientists from around the world, that specialize in the field of assisted reproduction. Delegates who participated in the ESHRE medical conference had the opportunity to visit the exhibition booth of Institute of Life MITERA and learn more about the modern facilities, the state-of-the art Embryology Lab and the latest techniques available to international couples that seek IVF treatment in Greece.

Commenting on the accreditation, the MITERA CEO, Mr Andreas Kartapanis, noted, “The GCR accreditation awarded to Institute of Life MITERA strengthens even further its position in the international medical tourism map and makes it a very attractive choice for infertile couples from Greece and abroad. The fact that the Unit operates within a large and organized maternity and gynecological hospital, such as MITERA, gives it a competitive edge against other Greek or foreign units, as it ensures ultimate safety for couples. The Unit features gynecologists with long experience abroad and expertise in IVF, latest generation of medical equipment, an ISO 9001:2008 and an EN 15224:2012 certifications and a team of embryology specialists, making it a center of excellence for Greek and international patients facing infertility problems.”

The MITERA Institute of Life services include:
Infertility assessment, in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), egg donation, sperm donation, surrogacy and fertility preservation.

It also offers treatments such as:
Natural cycle, mild stimulation (mini IVF), microfertilization (ICSI, IMSI), conventional IVF, cryopreservation of embryos and eggs via vitrification, cryopreservation of sperm, laser-assisted hatching, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS).