As pioneers in IVF, Melbourne IVF is one of the world’s leading centres for fertility treatment, at the forefront of research, technology and teaching, with specialists from across Australia and the world visiting our centre to learn and share ideas.
When you visit a Melbourne IVF fertility clinic you will have access to the best minds in fertility treatment as well as the latest in advanced treatment technology. Our fully integrated network, comprising a collaborative team of fertility specialists, nurses, scientists and counsellors means we can take care of every step of your journey, including tests, IVF procedures and counselling support, as well as a strong commitment to improving patient outcomes through our investment into research and development in the field of fertility treatment.
Leading Research and Development
Melbourne IVF has an active focus in areas of both clinical and laboratory based research, with one of the only dedicated in-house research departments in Australia.
The calibre of our research is reflected by the international recognition it receives. The combination of highly regarded fertility specialists and scientists with a strong, capable and motivated research department ensures that we will continue to produce important research at Melbourne IVF and the Reproductive Services at the Women's Hospital.
As part of the Virtus Health group we provide patients access to more fertility expertise and resources than any other group of fertility clinics. Other clinics that sit within the Virtus Health umbrella include IVF Australia, Queensland Fertility Group, Tas IVF, Virtus Fertility Centre, and Sims IVF.
The Melbourne IVF research department has strong relationships with external clinical and research facilities, and the collaboration with these partners has enabled us to continue providing advancements in research and patient outcomes in the field of reproductive medicine.
We wish to acknowledge the following partnerships that continue to enhance our skills in specific research areas:
- Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
- The University of Melbourne
- The Royal Melbourne Hospital
- The Royal Children’s Hospital
- The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, formally The Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
- The Jean Hailes Foundation
Our involvement in world-wide multi-centre studies is often undertaken with the support of industry sponsors. These companies provide research and educational assistance to our organisation, which allows for professional development of our staff as well as financial support for our research initiatives.