1971 – Monash IVF was formed
1973 – World’s first IVF pregnancy
1980 – Australia’s first IVF birth
1983 – World’s first frozen embryo birth
The first baby was born from an embryo frozen prior to transfer
1984 – World’s first birth from donated eggs
Successful treatment using donor eggs was achieved, providing women unable to conceive using their own eggs with another option.
1985 – World’s first pregnancy from surgically removed sperm
The world’s first pregnancy & birth from a sperm retrieval operation (for a blocked sperm duct) was accomplished.
1987 – Development of world’s first sperm microinjection technology
By achieving the world’s first sperm microinjection technology, the Monash Group paved the way for the development on intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment.
1989 – Australia’s first IVF surrogate birth
1995 – Australia’s first birth from in-vitro maturation
A baby was born via growing immature eggs and fertilizing an embryo.
1996 – Australia’s first birth using PGD (preimplantaton genetic diagnosis)
1999 – Australian team achieved first baby from a vitrified egg
2010 – First Australian elected as President of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)
2013 – Australia’s first pregnancy from ovarian tissue grafting
Ovarian tissue was re-implanted into a woman who experienced premature menopause due to chemotherapy treatment.
2014 – Australia’s first pregnancy from PGS (preimplantation genetic screening)
2016 – Development of NESTSCREEN
Australia’s first gene sequencing prenatal screening test, Nestscreen, designed to identify pregnancies with increased risk chromosome conditions.