Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has opened a new in-vitro fertilisation centre to treat complex infertility issues.
The centre offers treatment to both Emirati and expatriate patients as per their needs and preferences, according to gulfnews.com.
Treatments offered at the centre include ovulation induction and cycle monitoring, in-vitro fertilisation, intra-uterine insemination, surgical sperm recovery, sperm and oocytes storage, and pre-implantation genetic screening and diagnosis.
Tawam IVF-Infertility Centre head Dr Fathya Sharif was quoted by the news agency as saying that the centre will build on the earlier achievements of the specialist IVF team that engineered breakthroughs in fertility medicine in the region.
"We have made possible the births of both a girl and boy from oocyte-vetrification and have helped couples suffering from infertility problems for as long as 15 years to have children," Dr Sharif added.
The in-vitro clinic had been operating at Tawam Hospital since 1990 and has now moved into its new building.
The clinic was first in the UAE to produce a test-tube-baby, in 1991, and went on to create 120 test-tube-babies in its first four years of operation.
Tawam Hospital IVF laboratory manager Wesam Al Woshah was quoted by the news agency as saying that the new centre incorporates advanced equipment such as incubators, hi-tech microscopes, an IVF chamber, and air filtration systems.
"It is a well-equipped laboratory to nurture healthy embryos for better chances of pregnancy and for providing a comprehensive range of fertility treatments," he added.