FIVI*: The new state-of-the-art Medically Assisted Reproduction unit by the Inter-Balkan Medical Centre Thessaloniki Life starts here!

Athens 27.11.2019 – A few days ago, the Interbalkan Medical Centre of Thessaloniki launched FIVI, a new, ultra-modern unit, the largest Unit of Medically Assisted Reproduction in Southeast Europe. As the only unit in the country that is located on the site of a modern general hospital, it offers unique safety conditions and covers the full spectrum of health care services.

FIVI, a total investment of more than 1.5 million in equipment, is housed in state-of-the-art facilities and includes one of the most modern laboratories in Europe. It was designed to maintain ISO Class 7 air quality, by using computer sample tracking through the “RI Witness” system, and to fulfill all embryology culture parameters, thus, ensuring the highest quality standards. It is also certified by Swiss Approval according to the EN 15224 standard.

Mr. Ronny Janssens, f.  Chief Embryologist, Center for Reproductive Medicine, AZ – VUB, IVF consultant at MR-ART IVF, one of the most specialized consultants in the field of medically assisted reproduction internationally, with more than 35 years of experience in designing and setting up in-vitro fertilization laboratories, as well as in Risk Assessment and Quality Management in the IVF laboratory, has contributed with his scientific knowledge and experience to the development of FIVI.

FIVI, is staffed with qualified scientific personnel, which includes 20 doctors and internationally acclaimed embryologists, as well as experts in other disciplines, whose specialized knowledge and experience in assisted reproduction exceeds 35,000 cycles.  

With the establishment of the InterBalkan Medical Center in Thessaloniki, 20 years ago, the Athens Medical Group managed to make Thessaloniki a reference point in the delivery of health care across SE Europe and has put the country on the map of medical tourism.

Today, the Group is taking yet another step in this direction, by setting up FIVI and expanding its activities into the field of Medically Assisted Reproduction. The competitive advantages of the country in this sector, i.e. the climate, the scientific know-how, the institutional framework and the competitive prices, will be backed by a large investment, guaranteed by the scientific prestige of the Thessaloniki InterBalkan Medical Centre and its medical doctors.

The inauguration ceremony was performed by the Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia Mr Apostolos Tzitzikostas, the Governor of the Region of Attica and President of the Athens Medical Association, Mr. George Patoulis and Mrss. Vassilis Apostolopoulos, President of the Athens Medical Group, and Dr. Vassilios Apostolopoulos, CEO of the Athens Medical Group, while the audience was also addressed by the medical doctors and associates Mr.  Ioannis Tzafetas, Mr. Vassilis Tarlatzis and Mr. George Pantos and by the special advisor, Mr Ronny Jansens.

* FIVI: In Greek “Phoebe”. The name symbolizes the dawn and means “Luminous”. A Roman Goddess of the Moon, a Titan, closely linked to maternity and fertility, she is associated with all the characteristics advocated by the new unit. A human-centered approach, care, optimism and the future, have all found their place in FIVI and are inviting couples to put their trust in the expert hands of the staff and embark on their personal quest for the dawn. *

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