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Mon. - Fri. 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
(also Mon. and Thur. afternoon by prior arrangement)

State-of-the-art technology that gives hope to childless couples

Our Merck Serono Gavi and Geri devices allow us to undertake more precise work, thus increasing your chances of becoming pregnant. They are now indispensable to what we do. The vitrification and time-lapse camera-assisted devices are used in our embryology laboratory.


Our Gavi vitrificator employs a fully automatic process to carefully freeze eggs and embryos within an instant to -196 °C; in this form, they can be ideally stored. In conventional laboratories, this process must be carried out manually and is therefore highly prone to errors.


Our miniaturised Geri incubator has chambers that can be individually adjusted to the needs of each embryo. This helps us minimise interfering factors during this very early and sensitive phase of development and optimally promote the growth of embryos. Oxygen concentration and levels of humidity are carefully controlled. In addition, Geri records images of embryos, thus documenting the development process. We are pleased to say that the related investments have additionally improved the already high standards in our laboratory and will also help you on your way to your desired child.

“When I encountered the prototype at a fair in the USA, I knew at once this was the future.”



Our Vitrolife embryoscope is a high-end device that can increase the probability of pregnancy by up to 89%. Previously, it was not possible to monitor fertilised eggs constantly and thus obtain information on the frequency of cell division. The new device captures images of eggs every 12 minutes and these are then combined to provide a time-lapse video. We can then see the rate of cell division and particularly when the stages of cell division occur. This provides us with information on the quality of fertilised eggs. Only eggs exhibiting optimal development are then implanted in patients. This explains our high success rate. But that is just one of the advantages of the embryoscope. If an egg appears unusual, it is possible to contact experts for advice throughout the whole world - this makes it easier for embryologists without much experience to make the correct choices.

“When I encountered the prototype at a fair in the USA, I knew at once this was the future,” says Dr. Michael Schenk, who has been following the improvements made to the embryoscope since then. “We want to provide our patients with the very best quality of treatment and thanks to our in-house R&D department, that is now exactly what we can do.” As at the Kinderwunsch Institut we undertake our own independent
studies, offer more effective treatments and have the best technical resources, we attract patients from around the world come to us in Austria.

Embryoscope - development to blastocyst stage

Embryoscope - development of the embryo to eight-cell stage