Newly constructed in 2013, The Main Line Fertility Laboratory is committed to excellence and the highest standard of patient care. Built in the Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion, The MLF Laboratory has been accredited with distinction by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program and is licensed by the PA Department of Health. Our CAP accreditation with distinction means that our laboratory facilities and procedures are designed to adhere to the most rigorous of safety standards. With state-of-the-art equipment, innovative laboratory features and a passionate and knowledgeable team, we want to help you build your dream.

Cutting Edge Technology

Main Line Fertility is at the forefront of reproductive clinical procedures and research. Using the latest treatment options in the field of infertility, our mission is to provide our patients with the safest and most effective range of treatment options possible. Each component of our laboratory is built to ensure the safest and most optimal conditions for your treatment.

We utilize all the latest Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) including

  • IVF or in vitro fertilization
  • Oocyte (Egg) Freezing
  • ICSI or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  • Genetic Testing of Embryos PGS/PGD

Our physicians and our lab director Sharon Anderson, PhD, HCLD are professors at the College of Medicine at Drexel University. Talented medical students, residents and fellows consistently participate in our research to learn about the field of reproductive medicine and assisted reproductive technology.

Main Line Fertility Laboratory firsts include:

  • First baby from a vitrified egg in the Philadelphia area
  • First baby in the world from Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for peimplantation genetic screening
  • First IVF center in the area to utilize the new time-lapse incubators to select the best embryos for transfer

Our Team

Choosing to proceed with infertility treatments is one of the most crucial decisions a couple or an individual can make. Our knowledgeable and experienced embryologists and andrologists seek to help you make that decision with a team you can trust.

Sharon Anderson, PhD, HCLD is the on-site Scientific and Laboratory Director and oversees all lab activities. Board-certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis as a High Complexity Lab Director (HLCD) in embryology and andrology, Dr. Anderson holds her M.S. and PhD in Reproductive Physiology.

Each of our embryologists have completed their training in biological science and possess either their Bachelor or Master of Science Degree in biological science. Most of our embryologists bring at least 15 years of IVF experience.

For more information about our laboratory facilities, please contact
Sharon Anderson, PhD, HCLD, Scientific and Laboratory Director, at 484.380.4884 or