Institut Marquès

Barcelona

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Package cost

IVF €4900

Egg donation €6645

Basic information about IVF treatment at Institut Marquès.

Maximum age of the woman: 51
Single woman: allowed
Lesbian couples: allowed
HIV positive patients (female): allowed
HIV positive patients (male): allowed
HCV/HBV positive patients (female): allowed
HCV/HBV positive patients (male): allowed

Institut Marques is located in picturesque Barcelona and is a medical centre with a long history. Founded in 1922, as a Gynaecology and Obstetrics clinic, the institute has been in operation for 100 years! The first IVF laboratory opened in 1989. Additionally, Institut Marquès has offices in Italy (a fully licensed clinic in Rome and a satellite centre in Milan). The main centre in Barcelona features an operating theatre, two IVF laboratories, an andrology lab, and 5 single recovery rooms, not ensuite; the centre in Rome (Villa Salaria) has one operating theatre, one IVF lab and one andrology lab. In 2021, the clinic performed around 3,000 treatment cycles.

Institut Marquès holds the following accreditations: ISO 9001.2015, UNE-179007.2013, UKNEQAS 2015/2016 (andrology lab), ASEBIR 2017 (embryology lab). It is also accredited by the Health Department of the Generalitat of Catalunya.

Institut Marques IVF Lab

IVF lab at Institut Marques

Medical Team at Institut Marquès

Institut Marquès works with 21 experienced doctors (excluding the Medical Director) and 13 embryologists (11 in Barcelona and 2 in Rome). What is important, they have 5 senior embryologists who have between 8 and 15 years of experience in the field. Two of the clinic’s embryologists are ESHRE accredited. Patients are supported by an international team made of 20 Patient Assistants and Medical Assistants. The staff speaks English fluently.

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Dr. Marisa López-Teijón Pérez

The Director of Institut Marquès is Dr. Marisa López-Teijón Pérez. She is also a member of the Governing Board of Sterility and Infertility Section of the Spanish Society for Gynaecologists (SEISEGO) and other numerous medical associations. The scientific platform Research Gate ranks Dr. López-Teijón in the top 10% of the most influential infertility researchers worldwide. Her medical publications have had a huge effect on the discoveries in her field. Dr. López-Teijón has published 54 articles that have been cited 359 times with almost 4,733 readings. She is also a full member of the “Ilustre Academia de Ciencias de la Salud Ramón y Cajal” and received the “Cordón y Pin Académico” award. In 2019, Dr. Marisa López-Teijón Pérez received the award, Dr Gómez Ulla, for Healthcare Excellence and the European Medal for Merit in Work 2019 at the European Association of Economy and Competitiveness. Also named in Spain as “The best doctor of the year in Assisted Reproduction 2019”. Under Dr. Marisa’s direction, in 2020, Institut Marquès was recognised by the prestigious international platform ACQ5 as “The Assisted Reproduction clinic with the best medical practices”. Dr. López-Teijón has also received recognition from the Objetivo Bienestar magazine with the “Premio de Excelencia en Reproducción Asistida”. 

Institut Marques IVF clinic

Waiting spaces (nests) for patients

All the spaces dedicated to patients guarantee that their patient experience at Institut Marquès is unique and memorable. The clinic breaks any design standards and it offers the latest technologies, professional assistance and services, so our patients can feel at home. The waiting spaces (nests, pictured above) provide a warm and cosy environment, offer maximum privacy, guarantee social distancing and allow the patients not to be exposed while they wait to go into the doctor’s office.

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Embryo Monitoring

The specialists at Institut Marquès understand well that the initial stage of any fertility treatment can be a highly stressful moment for the patients. That is why they launched a service called Embryomobile that allows patients to watch the development of their embryos live on a smartphone or tablet. So far Embryomobile has been used by thousands of patients. According to the clinic’s survey presented at ESHRE, the experience for patients was extremely moving and helped them reduce anxiety. Now that patients can be directly involved and are able to see their embryos before the transfer, they have a feeling of being of control and it helps minimize the stress.

Music at Institut Marquès

The clinic is a world pioneer in incorporating music in embryo culture. The studies conducted by the clinics have shown that micro vibrations from the music produce movements similar to those that fertilised eggs experience in the mother’s womb. The vibrations help stir the culture medium and that results in a more homogeneous distribution of nutrients in the fertilized egg. The use of music turned out to become a key factor in the increase of Institut Marquès’s success rates which are already among the highest on the globe.

Institut Marquès Treatment Options

The clinic offers the following fertility treatments:

  • IUI (intrauterine insemination) and AID (artificial insemination with donor)
  • IVF/ICSI/IMSI
  • Egg donation
  • Donor sperm
  • Embryoscope
  • Embryo adoption/donation
  • PGT
  • Assisted Hatching
  • Embryo/sperm/egg freezing
  • ROPA (Reciprocal IVF)
  • Fertility preservation
  • Time-Lapse Embryo Monitoring
  • Fertile chip
  • Polaraide.

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Institut Marquès Success Rates 2021

The egg donation clinical pregnancy success rate in 2021 was 65.2% per embryo transfer, excluding the consecutive frozen embryo transfers. The IVF with own eggs clinical pregnancy success rate was 72.4% (including cycles with PGT). If we break down the IVF with own eggs clinical pregnancy success rate per patient’s age the data looks as follows:

  • women under 35 – 76.6%​ (with partner’s sperm), 84.7% (with donor sperm),
  • women aged 35-39 – 62.3% (with partner’s sperm), 73.7% (with donor sperm),
  • women over 40 – 27.7% (with partner’s sperm), 26.6% (with donor sperm).

The frozen embryo clinical pregnancy success rate in 2021 was 47.7% per embryo transfer. And the embryo donation clinical pregnancy success rate was 48.2% per embryo transfer. Institut Marquès’ success rates are accredited by the FIV-CAT, a body that depends on the Generalitat de Catalunya – a competent authority in Health matters – to which all clinics performing IVF in this region must report. Furthermore, the centre participates in the registry of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF).

The multiple birth rate at the clinic in 2021 was 3.2% for donor eggs, 4% for own eggs, 2.9% for frozen embryo transfers (FET), and 2.4% when the embryo transferred was a donated embryo. If we look at patients’ age the multiple birth rate looks as follows:

  • women under 35 – 4% (with partner’s sperm), 4.2% (with donor sperm),
  • women 35-39 years old – 4.1% (with partner’s sperm), 4% (with donor sperm),
  • women over 40 – 0% (with partner and donor sperm) so this means that there were no twin pregnancies for these patients.

In 2021, the doctors at Institut Marquès transferred on average 1.1 embryos coming from donor eggs, and 1.2 coming from own eggs.

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Institut Marquès IVF Costs 2022

  • IUI (intrauterine insemination) – €1,095,
  • AID (artificial insemination with donor) – €1,445.

The ovarian stimulation medication is not included in the total price.

IVF with own eggs

For patients opting for IVF with own eggs the cost of an IVF-ICSI cycle is €4,900 (without stimulation drugs). An IVF cycle includes sedation, ICSI and one transfer. Blastocyst culture and embryo freezing cost extra. Institut Marquès also offers an alternative egg donation programme (ED4) with 4 mature donor eggs guaranteed at a lower price.

The preferred day of embryo transfer at the clinic is a blastocyst.

Institut Marquès offers a “Refunding Programme” (IM Premium Pregnancy Guarantee Programme) for either IVF with own eggs, donor egg IVF and embryo adoption which guarantees reimbursement of 70% of the total expenses of the treatment if, after three cycles an evolving pregnancy until the 40th week has not been achieved. On a flat fee, the refund programme covers up to three IVFs with own eggs, donor egg IVF or embryo adoption cycles. In the case of IVF and egg donation, all frozen embryo transfers derived from the three fresh cycles are included in the programme.

IVF with Donor Eggs

The cost of an egg donation program is €6,645. In this program, you have two blastocysts (or a positive pregnancy test) guaranteed. If the latter is not achieved, patients will benefit from a 50% discount on the second cycle.​ The price also includes ICSI, donor expenses (stimulation drugs, compensation, scans, lab tests, egg retrieval), IVF procedure with ICSI, and one embryo transfer. A backup donor guarantee is also available (in case of not having enough eggs from the selected donor, another donor with similar characteristics will be provided). Online and in-person consultation is offered free of charge at all locations. Should there be any case where the first consultation would be charged, the full cost would be deductible from the total costs of the cycle.

Other costs are as follows:

  • Extended culture to blastocyst – €560
  • Sperm freezing – €215
  • Embryoscope – €450
  • Egg vitrification – €2,990 (2 years of maintenance of the frozen oocytes included)
  • Frozen embryo transfer – €2,750.

The clinic doesn’t offer egg sharing, however, patients can opt for an alternative egg donation program (EGG4) where 4 mature donor eggs are offered at the price of €4,900.

ROPA (reciprocal IVF) – Shared Motherhood

If you are a lesbian couple and wish to undergo ROPA (reciprocal IVF), the cost of ROPA at the clinic is €5,660/cycle (donor sperm is included). Drugs for ovarian stimulation/womb lining preparation are not included.

Genetic Testing

PGT-A/PGS can be performed at the cost of €3,200 for the study of groups of 1-8 embryos. From there onwards, there is a fee of €200 per each additional embryo.

Social Freezing

If you wish to freeze your eggs, the cost is €2,990 and the storage fee is included for two years. From the third year onwards, it is €300/year for storage. Storing embryos is €290/year and storing frozen sperm – is €200/year.

The Guarantee Programs presented below include 3 fresh cycles (and all possible frozen embryo transfers in the case of donor eggs and own eggs) which guarantees reimbursement of 70% of the total expenses of the treatment if, after three cycles an evolving pregnancy until the 40th week has not been achieved.

Refund Package (Money back guarantee):

Premium Pregnancy Guarantee Insurance (IVF Refunding Programme) - Donor Eggs - 24400 EUR
Refund is guaranteed if the program does not end with the desired result.
Refund amount: 70% if an evolving pregnancy until the 40th week is not achieved
No. of IVF cycles included: 3 complete cycle(s)
Program qualification is necessary. Please ask the clinic for details.

Premium Pregnancy Guarantee Insurance (IVF Refunding Programme) - Own Eggs - 20400 EUR
Refund is guaranteed if the program does not end with the desired result.
Refund amount: 70% if an evolving pregnancy until the 40th week is not achieved
No. of IVF cycles included: 3 complete cycle(s)
Program qualification is necessary. Please ask the clinic for details.

Premium Pregnancy Guarantee Insurance (IVF Refunding Programme) - Embryo Adoption - 11000 EUR
Refund is guaranteed if the program does not end with the desired result.
Refund amount: 70% if an evolving pregnancy until the 40th week is not achieved
No. of IVF cycles included: 3 complete cycle(s)
Program qualification is necessary. Please ask the clinic for details.

Need more information on IVF/egg donation costs? Contact Institut Marquès

From the staff

Institut Marques

Over the years, at Institut Marquès we have focused our attention on offering excellence, transparency and innovation, through which we have achieved the best results, making it our mission to change the lives of people with infertility so that they can make their dreams of parenthood come true. We devote our services to helping families all over the world by offering the highest success rates and the most effective Assisted Reproduction treatments.

 

Who Attends?

70% of Institut Marquès patients come from abroad and 30% are Spanish patients. Every year Institut Marquès is visited by couples from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the United States, Canada, South America, China and Arabian countries.

Clinic Location

Institut Marquès is located only 2 km from the city centre. From Barcelona International Airport, it will take you approximately 40 minutes to reach the clinic. If you opt to stay at the Hilton Barcelona hotel, you can receive a 10% discount on a standard tariff.

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Basic information about treatment restrictions at Institut Marquès.

Maximum age of the woman:51
Single woman: allowed
Lesbian couples: allowed
HIV positive patients: allowed
HIV positive patients (male): allowed
HCV/HBV positive patients: allowed
HCV/HBV positive patients (male): allowed

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