Every day we want to dedicate ourselves 100% to fulfil our threefold mission on a high quality level:
Clinic and research
For years the CRG has been at the international top in its field of expertise in two areas: as a fertility clinic as a research centre
Fertility clinic with great care for patients
The CRG offers its patients a broad care programme, ranging from assisted fertilisation to treatment of related reproductive problems:
- hormone treatments and coitus timing
- artificial insemination
- IVF and IVF/ICSI
- TESE and other operations for sperm extraction - for men with strongly reduced fertility
- IVM (in-vitromaturation), i.e. harvesting of unripe eggs, maturation and fertilisation in the laboratory
- IVF/ICSI care programme for prospective parents with a viral infection (HIV, hepatitis C)
- IVF/ICSI care programme for couples with a hereditary defect (PGD, PGS)
- reversal of sterilisation (men and women)
- miscarriage clinic - care programme for recurrent miscarriages
- fertility treatments with donor material (donor sperm, donor eggs)
- safeguarding the fertility of patients with a cancer diagnosis
Our medical practice is based on an accredited quality assurance system
Our care programmes are always the result of follow-up studies of patients. (New) fertility programmes always are checked against their results in terms of:
- effects on patients,
- success rate,
- progress of the pregnancy,
- health of mother and baby.
Research centre - driven by science
The activities of the CRG are supported by continuing scientific research.
Our researchers are part of the REGE research groups (Reproduction and Genetics) of the VUB.
Partly thanks to its scientific drive, our centre, since its creation, has played a pioneering role in the development and enhancement of reproductive techniques.
In 1991 our Centre played a decisive role in the development of ICSI, the revolutionary fertilisation technique whereby one sperm is injected into an egg. Thanks to ICSI (intracytoplasmatic sperm cell injection) prospective parents with a severe form of diminished male fertility are able to conceive a child.
But spectacular progress has also been made in other fields over the years. For instance:
- genetic testing of embryos before they are returned to the womb
- the freezing of eggs, and
- maturing unripe eggs in the lab (IVM) and then fertilising them.
Our scientific researchers are working very hard on techniques:
- to safeguard the fertility of patients undergoing chemo and radiotherapy, treatments that are very detrimental for fertility; and
- stem cell therapies and the development of stem cells.
If you are interested in current scientific studies
at the VUB by the CRG, please click Research projects or download the brochure