In The News
November 12th, 2013 | Main Line Fertility featured on PHL17 at 6:19AM 11-12-13
Main Line Fertility was featured on PHL 17 Eye Opener on Tuesday November 12, 2013. PHL 17 interviewed Dr. Glassner about the Thrive IVF Study at Main Line Fertility. The video also features the Main Line Fertility IVF laboratory. For more information about studies, contact Eileen Davies at 484-380-4861
September 27th, 2013 | Dr. Michael Glassner featured on CBS TV show – “The Doctors” Oct 1, 2013
Dr. Michael Glassner and his patients – the Levys – were interviewed at Main Line Fertility for the CBS daytime TV show The Doctors. The Doctors featured a story about Connor Levy – the first baby in the world born after IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) using the Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) technique, which increases the chance of transferring an embryo that is most likely to implant, reduces miscarriage rate, and reduces the time and cost to achieve a healthy baby by reducing the number of repeat IVF cycles. Dr. Glassner flew to Los Angeles on August 22 for taping of the TV show. THE RISKS & REWARDS OF DECODING YOUR GENES aired Tuesday October 1st on “The Doctors” TV show.
For more information about NGS or NGS studies contact Dr. Sharon Anderson, PhD at email@example.com or 484-380-4884.
September 18th, 2013 | 2011 ART Pregnancy Statistics Released by SART
Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) recently released the 2011 pregnancy rates for IVF centers in the United States. Click below to see Main Line Fertility’s pregnancy rates for IVF, thawed embryos cycles, and donor egg cycles! Visit www.SART.org
August 23rd, 2013 | ABC Action News – featured Main Line Fertility and new IVF screening technique
Channel 6 ABC Action News lead the 5:30 newscast with the story about a new IVF screening test. The broadcast featured Main Line Fertility, Dr. Michael Glassner and his patients – the Levys. Connor Levy is the first baby in the world born after IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) using the Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) technique. NGS increases the chance of transferring an embryo that is most likely to implant, reduces miscarriage rate, and reduces the time and cost to achieve a healthy baby by reducing the number of repeat IVF cycles. For more information about NGS or NGS studies, contact Dr. Sharon Anderson, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-380-4884
July 11th, 2013 | Worlds First Baby Born after Using New Embryo Screening Technique at Main Line Fertility
The world’s first baby after using the “next-generation sequencing” technology for screening embryos was born on May 18th. On July 8, 2013, the results of a global study were presented by team-leader Dr. Dagan Wells from Oxford University. Dr. Sharon Anderson PhD, the Scientific and Lab Director at Main Line Fertility, was a co-author on the research article being presented at the European Society for Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in London. “Complete chromosome information can be produced revealing abnormalities often responsible for implantation failure and miscarriage,” says Anderson. The couple sought fertility advice from Dr. Michael Glassner, the medical director of Main Line Fertility in Bryn Mawr. Dr. Glassner recommended in vitro fertilization (IVF), in which the eggs were retrieved and fertilized in the laboratory. The resulting embryos were biopsied then frozen by Tiffany Stankewicz-McKinney, PGD Coordinator at Main Line Fertility. The biopsied cells were sent to London to Dr. Wells’ team for genetic screening. An embryo with the normal number of chromosomes was thawed and implanted into the patient, who achieved pregnancy. She delivered a healthy baby boy in May of 2013. “I believe that screening embryos will revolutionize the field of infertility, and anything that is going to significantly impact pregnancy rates is going to become standard of care,” says Dr. Glassner.
July 11th, 2013 | New Egg Freezing Program to preserve fertility potential
MLF now has an all-inclusive financial program to freeze eggs. This program is for women who are not ready to start a family. $6,000 includes cycle monitoring, the egg retrieval procedure, egg freezing and one year of egg storage. Fertility medications are $3,000, and anesthesia during the egg retrieval procedure is $500. For more information about the process of freezing eggs, call 484-380-4884. For information about the financial program, call Amy at 484-380-4883.