Ovation Fertility Austin Pioneered Early IVF Lab Advances and Continues to Lead the Way
Ovation® Fertility Austin serves as the premier source for embryology and andrology laboratory services in Central and South Texas. The Austin IVF lab was established in connection with St. David’s Medical Center when IVF was introduced in this country. Its lab director at the time is credited with one of the first GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer) procedures to take place in the United States.
Over the past two decades, the foundational and advanced reproductive technologies performed and perfected at Ovation Fertility Austin have included:
- Preimplantation genetic testing, or PGT
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI
- Trophectoderm biopsy
- Time-lapse embryo monitoring and assessment
- Vitrification of eggs and embryos
The people of Ovation are key to its model for success. Having access to the leading scientists in the country, and positioning them to share research and best practice approaches, enables us to advance the field of reproductive medicine for potential parents today and for the next generation.
About the Ovation Fertility Austin Lab Director and Scientists
The leadership team at Ovation Fertility Austin has influenced the way advanced reproductive technologies (ART) are practiced in this country. Each of our accomplished andrologists and embryologists enables us to maintain our high standards.
Taking the helm in Austin, Mathew “Tex” VerMilyea, PhD, HCLD/CC brings a global perspective to each ART procedure we conduct. After completing his undergraduate studies at Cornell University, Dr. VerMilyea earned a Ph.D. in genetics from The University of Birmingham, School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedical Research, Birmingham, UK. He is a High Complexity Lab Director sought after for his expertise. He served at leading fertility centers in the United States and New Zealand before joining Ovation Fertility in Austin.
Laser Focus on Achieving Successful Pregnancies for Patients
At Ovation Fertility Austin, we specialize in comprehensive fertility services for female infertility, male infertility and genetic screening. The goal of every embryologist, andrologist and laboratory professional is to position each partner reproductive endocrinologist to flawlessly conduct treatment cycles.
Our commitment to raising standards above the industry norm is evidenced by our hiring practices, regulatory track record and state-of-the-art facilities and lab equipment. For a virtual tour, click here.
In our CAP- and CLIA-certified facility, expect to find new-to-market equipment, such as leading-edge microscopes for observing embryos’ cellular development in the earliest and most fragile growth stages.
From Austin, Texas, Ovation Fertility Serves the United States and Abroad
For more than 20 years, Ovation Fertility Austin has delivered excellence and has established itself as one of the country’s largest and most successful laboratories serving reproductive endocrinologists and fertility centers. Please contact us to connect with the Ovation Fertility team of geneticists, embryologists and andrologists.