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Clinical Research Center

Clinical research center conducts a series of works to improve pregnancy through oocytes retrieval, fertilization and embryonic development for patients with infertility. Clinical research laboratory includes Fertility Research Laboratory doing basic and clinical research and Genetic Laboratory which carries out researches on the prevention of birth defects, miscarriages and still borns. Various genetic diseases in the pediatric periods can be diagnosed by cytogenetic and molecular biological methods.

1. Fertility Research Laboratory

Fertility Research Laboratory Main works of the laboratory include many processes such as oocyte retrieval retrieval, maturation, fertilization and embryo culture, cryopreservation of oocytes, embryos, and sperms, analysis of morphology and motility of sperms, micromanipulations (intracytoplasmic sperm injection, assisted hatching, PGD) and so on. These advanced clinical analyses will support further development of clinical treatments.
Furthermore, research on in vitro maturation of oocytes, development of new cryopreservation technology, establishment of embryo culture techniques for good embryo quality, and long term culture of testicular sperm extraction (TESE) are in progress. Studies on in vitro maturation of oocytes, fertilization and oocytes/embryo cryopreservation have already been awarded several times as the Best Papers at the international conferences.


Assisted reproductive technology and related researches

  • In vitro culture to obtain good quality embryos
  • In vitro maturation of immature oocytes
  • Cryopreservation of oocytes, sperm and embryos
  • Germ cell manipulation
  • Long term culture of testicular sperm extraction (TESE)

2. Genetics laboratory

Genetics laboratory Genetics Laboratory in the Fertility Center of CHA Gangnam Medical Center, which consists of two divisions, Clinical Cytogenetics Molecular Genetics, is one of the leading clinical genetics laboratories with professional staffs and state-of-art technologies. We provide high quality comprehensive diagnostic services to both doctors and patients. Our services include as follow.

  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Single gene defects
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for chromosome abnormalities and single gene disorders
  • Genetic counseling for infertilities as well as genetic diseases