Innovative technology

Contemporary fertility medicine demands the highest precision, the most modern technology and uncompromising quality at every point of the treatment. The standards regarding procedures and demands on staff are justifiably high as never before.

From the very beginning as pioneers in the treatment of patients who wish to have children, we have taken new paths and have continually set new standards in the procedures used in infertility. We have ourselves developed a range of totally new and effective therapy approaches or employed techniques used for the first time in Austria.

Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz Strohmer, the founder of the Kinderwunschzentrum, is Austria’s pioneer in the field of AI and fertilization medicine. At the moment, Prof. Strohmer and his team are researching the impressive possibilities using Artificial Intelligence in the treatment of infertility.

In the treatment of infertility, correct “matching” is the highest principle, and this is why we have developed QuinniMatch. This Europe-wide unique system makes a mix-up of embryos and sperm cells impossible. 
Due to an individual QR-Code for each fertility treatment couple, it allows a complete documentation and excludes all sources of error.

An unfulfilled desire to have children is a great burden. We have developed a method which quickly and productively determines the causes of infertility. All relevant examinations for the FertiCheck can be done within a month’s cycle.

Hormones play an important role in implantation. It has been shown that prescribing a central hormone at the time of implantation leads to an increased pregnancy rate. We at the Kinderwunschzentrum were the first institute to routinely use the implantation injection. This GnRH-Analogue is injected subcutaneously by the patient in the morning on the sixth day after the ovum pick-up with a one-time injection.

A recent study reports that there is an increase in the pregnancy rate when the uterus is flushed with hCG (human choriongonadotropin, a pregnancy hormone) immediately after the ovum pick-up.

Effects of hCG-Flushing:

  • The immunological tolerance of the uterus in favour of an implantation changes positively
  • Circulation of the mucous membrane increases further
  • The ability of the surface cells to attach themselves to the embryo increases
  • The readiness of the uterine muscle cells to cramp is reduced (a rejection of the embryo is prevented)
  • The protein hormone receptors in the uterine mucous membrane increases. This hormone is decisive for implantation

The success of the treatment depends on the selection of the best embryo for transfer. You can recognize it by the way it develops over the days in our incubator. Special incubators, so-called "time-lapse incubators", offer the possibility of continuously observing the development of the embryos without removing them from the incubator. This gives us valuable information about the embryo. This is possible because a microscope camera is already permanently installed in these incubators. In this way, photos of the embryos can be taken at intervals of a few minutes, resulting in fascinating time-lapse recordings. Our IVF laboratory is equipped with such a time-lapse incubator from Esco, which also offers space for the embryos of 12 patients.

So far, the embryos have only been assessed on the 1st, 3rd and 5th day of development and for this they always had to be removed from the incubator in order to view them under a separate microscope. With this new form of time-lapse culture (incubation), the embryo remains, as already mentioned; constantly in the incubator and enjoys optimal conditions there. It is currently the task to process this flood of information resulting from the time-lapse recordings. Like many other laboratories, we are currently working on proving the real benefits of this undisturbed culture and the assessment of embryo dynamics for the patients and expect an increasing number of studies in the near future.