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Ovation Fertility Announces Partnership with Institute for Reproductive Health

(Los Angeles, California) June 19, 2018 – Ovation Fertility™ is proud to announce a partnership with the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati, OH, in which the Institute for Reproductive Health will merge its laboratory with Ovation Fertility.

Ovation Fertility Cincinnati allows Ovation Fertility to expand its growing nationwide laboratory network into the Midwest. The partnership also supports Ovation Fertility’s affiliated physicians in their quest to collaborate in the field of reproductive medicine with the addition of Sherif Awadalla, M.D., Michael Scheiber, M.D., M.P.H., and Thomas Burwinkel, M.D., M.B.A.

The Institute for Reproductive Health has been a premier source for andrology and embryology laboratory services in the Midwest since 2001. Its laboratory director, Erica Behnke, Ph.D., HCLD, who is the acting Commissioner for the Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program for the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and her team of laboratory professionals plan to continue this tradition of excellence as Ovation Fertility Cincinnati.

According to Dr. Behnke, “Our team is very excited to join Ovation Fertility. The partnership makes sense because the Institute for Reproductive Health and Ovation Fertility share a commitment to using best practices and the latest assisted reproductive technology (ART) to help men and women grow their families – one healthy baby at a time.”

A pioneer in IVF laboratory services that continues to lead the way

For nearly two decades, the Institute for Reproductive Health has provided leading-edge laboratory procedures in reproductive medicine, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), egg freezing and sperm banking.

“We believe it is important to bring our patients the most-effective fertility treatments, which is why our team has always offered the latest procedures in our IVF laboratory,” Dr. Behnke explains.

This commitment to helping men and women build families with help from the latest assisted reproductive technology is directly in line with Ovation Fertility’s goals.

According to Nate Snyder, chief executive officer of Ovation Fertility, “We are excited to collaborate with the team of scientists in Cincinnati and partner with Drs. Awadalla, Burwinkel and Scheiber. The larger we become, the more force we have supporting our business model, which will magnify our ability to advance our mission to reduce the average cost of a live birth through more efficient and effective care”

Ovation Fertility Cincinnati is the second acquisition in six months with additional partnerships to be announced shortly. “Adding Cincinnati to our growing list of laboratories demonstrates our business model is attractive to physicians and scientists looking to participate in the next generation of fertility care.” Snyder says.

About Ovation Fertility™

Ovation Fertility is a national network of reproductive endocrinologists and scientific thought leaders focused on reducing the cost of live birth through more efficient and effective fertility care. Ovation Fertility’s IVF and genetics laboratories and affiliated practices work collaboratively to raise the bar with state-of-the-art, evidence-based fertility services that give hopeful parents the best chance of a successful pregnancy. Physicians partner with Ovation Fertility to offer their patients advanced preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) and chromosomal structural rearrangements (PGT-SR). Ovation Fertility also provides donor eggs that come with the world’s first Euploid Embryo Guarantee®, as well as secure frozen egg, embryo and sperm storage; consultative services to help IVF laboratories improve quality and performance; and fertility preservation programs that enable more women to freeze their eggs and build future families. Learn more about Ovation Fertility’s vision of a world without infertility at www.OvationFertility.com.

About the Institute for Reproductive Health

The Institute for Reproductive Health provides high-quality care in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Since 2001, the fertility specialists and laboratory professionals in the practice have utilized the latest assisted reproductive technology (ART) to deliver individualized and highly effective fertility care in an environment that is warm and caring. Learn more about the Institute for Reproductive Health and its mission to make dreams of parenthood come true at www.CincinnatiFertility.com.

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