The 31st Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) was held this year in Lisbon, Portugal from the 14th to the 17th of June. The meeting gathered experts in diagnosing and treating infertility from around the world. It was accompanied by a trade fair for medical and biotechnology companies. This was the second consecutive year for INVICTA Genetic Laboratory to present there its innovative Next-Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) services.
ESHRE’s Annual Meetings are a unique opportunity to meet with scientists and experts from entire globe and to discuss current trends in reproductive medicine. Specialists can also learn about research results, new tools and offers from companies supporting the daily work of fertility clinics.
INVICTA Genetic Laboratory has been specializing in genetic research for almost 10 years, focusing mainly on the causes of infertility. It is also a leading provider of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) in Poland. In 2013, Invicta as the first centre in the world introduced NGS based PGD into clinical practice. NGS is the latest and most precise method for analysing genetic material. This year at ESHRE INVICTA presented more results from its research including the use of next generation sequencing for preimplantation diagnosis of monogenic diseases and for identification of miscarriages causes.
“Our primary objective is to present our achievements in the use of next generation sequencing in reproductive medicine. INVICTA remains the European leader in this field. The largest laboratories are only now preparing for the introduction of diagnosis that we have been conducting for a long time”, says Jakub Dejewski, Director of Sales and Marketing at INVICTA. “NGS opens up brand new possibilities to many IVF centres. And our laboratory can offer them attractive terms of cooperation and the highest service standards confirmed by international quality controls,” he adds.
ESHRE’s Annual Meeting in Lisbon has been attended by nearly 10,000 participants from around the globe, and the trade fair featured presentations by nearly 140 exhibitors.