By Adnan Catakovic, CEO and Scientific Director, City Fertility Centre
It gives me great pleasure to inform you that City Fertility Centre entered a partnership with a consortium comprising Korean healthcare operator CHA Healthcare Co. Ltd (CHC), a world leader in women’s health, based in Seoul, South Korea, and the Singapore Medical Group (SMG).
The partnership is part of our desire to further optimise best practice in patient care.
I am excited that together with CHA we will continue to grow in Australia with a strong focus on excellence in reproductive medicine and research.
Through working with CHA/SMG we will gain access to their globally renowned medical, operational, and research and development expertise.
I am pleased about the opportunity to bring their world-class best practices and expertise to further enhance City Fertility Centre’s laboratories, research and clinical operations. However, our core focus will always remain strongly on our patients through our caring approach, personalised treatment together with continuous improvement of systems and processes to ensure the best pregnancy and live birth outcomes.
I would like to highlight the founder of CHC, Dr Kwang Yul Cha, is known as one of the three top IVF doctors in the world and is a renowned international speaker. He has a prestigious award named after him – the Dr Kwang Yul Cha Award, which is bestowed annually for a significant contribution to the field of reproductive medicine.
CHA Fertility Center is known for a number of world-first achievements including in 1998 when CHA became the first in the world to develop the vitrification method of oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing), the now standard method for freezing eggs.
CHA has a depth of expertise in fertility and women’s health, as well as an extensive track record in operating large-scale hospitals and clinics abroad, and we look forward to working with them.
Key Benefits for City Fertility Centre Patients:
- World-class results for our patients
- Enhancement of our clinics and laboratories
- Engaging in research with universities to continuously improve patient treatment outcomes
- Further developing our existing egg/sperm banking services – Sperm Donors Australia and Egg Donors Australia
- Developing our pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) platform
- Access to international industry expertise
The entire team at City Fertility Centre are very excited about this new partnership, and look forward to continuing to help couples and individuals in achieving their dreams of parenthood through our caring approach and personalised treatment.