The scientific director and members of the medical team share their insights on the developments made in the sector with participants from more than 80 countries
The city of Baltimore, in the US, has hosted this week’s annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), which was attended by over eight thousand professionals belonging to the sector and coming from as many as 83 countries. Eugin Clinic has played a leading role in this important event, where it has presented part of its research at 3 talks.
Eugin’s scientific director, Dr. Rita Vassena, opened Eugin’s participation at the congress with the introduction of a pioneering study analysing the molecular changes that occur in women produced by the passage of time, Under the name Age and Ovarian Reserve Affect The Non-Coding Transcriptome Of Human Oocytes, for the first time ever this paper has undertaken a study of the as many as 500,000 genes that are present in a woman’s oocytes.
“We are observing the changes undergone by the molecular composition of the oocytes over the years. All this will lead us in the future to predict what the state of health of a woman’s ovaries is, and therefore better understand her fertility” Dr. Vassena explains.
Success rates in patients with HIV
During the second day of the congress, Dr Daniel Mataro, member of Eugin’s medical team, presented a paper entitled Reproductive outcomes of oocyte donation in HIV-infected women, in which an analysis is made of the success rates obtained in IVF treatments using egg donation to patients infected with HIV.
Dr. Juan Jose Guillen, for his part, presented a paper on the Frequency of FMR1 intermediate alleles in oocyte donation candidates, which is an analysis of the presence of genetic alterations in women candidates for egg donation.
Also attending the congress as observers were, Dr. Albert Obradors, Eugin’s Laboratory director, and Dr. Karina Lattes, of CIRH.