The largest fertility and IVF medical centre in south-eastern Europe was inaugurated on Thursday in the city of Thessaloniki by Central Macedonia Regional Governor, Apostolos Tzitzikostas.
The Interbalkan Medical Center of Thessaloniki was established by the Athens Medical group and happens to be the only such facility in Greece installed within a general hospital that covers the full spectrum of health services.
The FIVI unit is staffed with another twenty doctors and embryology specialists whose experience has so far surpassed 35,000 successful IVF cycles.
Boasting an investment of more than 1.5 million euros, which brought in the most up-to-date medical equipment, the new unit includes one of the most pioneering laboratories in Europe, compliant to the cleanroom classification standard ISO Class 7, and is using electronic monitoring of medical samples via its RI Witness system, alongside its embryological cultures, as FIVI's laboratory is certified by Swiss Approval under the EN15224 certification standard.
To help set up this new unit, the 35-year experience of internationally acclaimed FIVI specialist Ronny Janssens (Chief Embryologist at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, AZ-VUB, and IVF consultant at BE-ART IVF), contributed greatly to the quality management and risk assessment concerning the creation of this unit.