Research and Development
The area of assisted reproduction is changing at a great pace with new techniques and technologies emerging regularly. At Waterstone Clinic we believe that research is central to improving the assisted conception techniques and the chances of healthy pregnancy.
Current research projects underway at Waterstone Clinic
- Sperm DNA fragmentation study
- Egg Freezing
Current projects include an important observational study on the reproducibility and prognostic power of sperm DNA Fragmentation analysis.
Another project explores the possibility of predicting premature delivery of twin pregnancies in order to individualise embryo transfer to either 1 or 2 embryos.
During your consultation or treatment cycle, you may be invited to be involved in our research studies. You can be assured that, by taking part in a research study, there is no risk to you or your treatment cycle and you may be contributing vital information that may enhance the future of reproductive medicine.
|Ireland’s First MicroTESE birth||Jan-17|
|Ireland’s First PGS Birth||Oct-15|
|Ireland’s First PGD Birth||Jun-14|
|First clinical PGD Pregnancy||Nov-13|
|PGD first introduced||Oct-12|
|Vitrification freezing technique introduced||Apr-12|
|Embryo donation introduced||Oct-11|
|Birth of first babies (twins) from an egg donation pregnancy||Nov-06|
|Birth of first baby after ICSI with surgically obtained sperm||Apr-04|
|Birth of first baby after Frozen Embryo Transfer||Nov-03|
|Birth of first IVF twins||Jun-03|
|Birth of first IVF baby||May-03|
|Birth of first ICSI baby||Mar-03|
|First egg collection||Jul-02|