Institut Marquès is located in Barcelona, Spain. It was founded as a Gynaecology and Obstetrics clinic in 1941. The first IVF laboratory opened in 1989. Institut Marquès has offices in five European countries, among others in the UK, Ireland, and Italy. 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 Clane has one IVF lab and one andrology lab; the centre in Rome (Villa Salaria) has one IVF lab and one andrology lab.
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 Marquès works with experienced doctors and embryologists. They employ 23 embryologists in total: 15 in the IVF lab and 8 in the andrology lab. What is important, they have 10 senior embryologists who have 10 years of experience in the field. Two of the clinic’s embryologists are ESHRE accredited and 3 more are going to take the exam in 2019.
Patients are supported by an international team made of 20 Patient Assistants and Medical Assistants. The staff speaks English fluently.
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 52 articles that have been cited 296 times with almost 2,250 readings.
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 and allow the patients not to be exposed while they wait to go into the doctor’s office.
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 Treatments
The clinic offers the following fertility treatments:
- Egg donation
- Donor sperm
- Embryo adoption/donation
- Assisted Hatching
- Embryo/sperm/egg freezing
- ROPA (Reciprocal IVF)
- Fertility preservation
- Time-Lapse Embryo Monitoring
- Fertile chip
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Success rates at Institut Marquès in 2019
The cumulative success rate for egg donation (2019) is 91% and for IVF with own eggs it is 72.1% (including cycles with PGT). IVF cumulative pregnancy rate in 2019:
- Global > 72.1%
- Under 35 > 81.8%
- 35-37 > 68.1%
- 38-40 > 60.2%
- Above 40 > 50%.
The other data for success rates are 58% for frozen embryo clinical pregnancy and 57% for embryo donation clinical pregnancy. Institut Marquès’ success rates are accredited by the FIV-CAT, a body that depends on the Generalitat de Catalunya – competent authority in Health matters– to which all clinics performing IVF in this region must report to. Furthermore, the centre participates in the registry of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF).
At Institut Marquès, they transfer a single embryo in 90% of their treatment cycles. The multiple pregnancy rate in 2018 was 5.0% due to this policy. An average of 1.1 embryos was transferred in egg donation cycles in 2018.
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Cost of treatment 2019
Egg Donation Program
The cost of an egg donation program is €6,645. In this program, you have 6 mature eggs guaranteed. Furthermore, two blastocysts (or a positive pregnancy test) are also guaranteed. If the latter is not achieved, patients will benefit from a 50% discount in 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. Back-up 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 consultation is offered free of charge at all locations. If you opt for an in-person consultation, the price is €120, both in Barcelona and in Clane. In Milano and Rome (Villa Salaria), in-person consultations are free of charge. The cost of the first consultation is not deductible from the total cost of the cycle.
Other costs are as follows:
- Extended culture to blastocyst – €560
- Sperm freezing – €215
- Embryoscope – €450
- Egg vitrification – €2,990
- Frozen embryo transfer – €2,750
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 blastocyst. The clinic has low multiple birth rates (data from 2018): for IVF with donor egg > 5 and for IVF with own eggs:
- Under 35 > 3.9%
- 35-37 > 5.6%
- 38-40 > 3.3%
- Above 40 > 0%.
The average number of embryos transferred at the clinic for IVF with donor eggs and IVF with own eggs are 1.1 and 1.2 respectively.
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 ongoing pregnancy could not be 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.
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From the staff
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.
More than 50% of patients in the clinic come from abroad. Every year Institut Marquès is visited by couples from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the United States, Canada, South America, China and Arabian countries. Patients are mostly attracted by the high success rates and the level of patient care at the centre.
Institut Marquès is located only 2 km from the city centre. From Barcelona International Airport, it is approximately 20 minutes by taxi/car. If you opt for public transport (you can use a combination of airport train/bus and subway. It will take you approximately 40 minutes to reach the clinic. Institut Marquès also offers paid airport pickup. One-way it is €124. Return is €185. If you opt to stay at Hilton Barcelona hotel, you can receive a 10% discount on standard tariff.