Institut Marquès

Barcelona

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Package cost

IVF €5150

Egg donation €6990

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.

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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.

Dr Borja Marquès

Dr Borja Marquès López-Teijón, Medical Director

The fourth generation of gynaecologists in the Marquès family, Dr. Borja Marquès López-Teijón currently combines his practice as a gynaecologist specialising in Assisted Reproduction with the Medical Management of Institut Marquès. Trained at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, he obtained his degree in Medicine in 2014 and worked as an Internal Medical Resident at the same hospital until 2019. He currently sees national and international patients from the Institut Marquès centre in Barcelona (Spain). Member of the ESHRE, the SEF and the SEGO, Dr. Borja Marquès has specialised in cases of infertility with special difficulties. On a scientific level, he participates in the most important international congresses and medical meetings in the field of Assisted Reproduction, presenting numerous studies and papers that have been published in the scientific journals of the speciality. One of his latest works, “Signs of Embryo Self-Repair Potential in the in Vitro Fertilisation Laboratory”, was awarded a prize at the last congress of the Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) in its latest edition. He has collaborated as a lecturer at the University of Barcelona – Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and his interests include technology and research. His goals as Medical Director of Institut Marquès prioritise patient care and the personalisation of diagnoses and treatments. His patients highlight his honesty, closeness, and professionalism.

Dr Marisa López-Teijón

Dr. Marisa López-Teijón Pérez

One of the main doctors at Institut Marquès, and also its R&D Director, 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”. 

Dr Àlex García-Faura

Dr Àlex García-Faura

Dr Àlex García-Faura is a Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine with 25 years of experience and holding the position of Scientific Director at the clinic. His role involves overseeing clinical trials and conducting studies related to the impact of music on IVF and pregnancy. Since 2001, Dr. García-Faura has been in charge of the Oncology and Reproductive Medicine Unit at Institut Marquès. In this capacity, he assists patients who have undergone oncological treatment and aspire to pursue IVF treatment post-cancer for the purpose of starting a family.

Institut Marquès - waiting area

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.

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 in 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.

Embryo concert at Institut Marques

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 2022

The overall egg donation clinical pregnancy success rate per embryo transfer in 2022 was 65.2%. The overall IVF with own eggs clinical pregnancy success rate per embryo transfer 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).

In 2022, the frozen embryo clinical pregnancy success rate per embryo transfer was 56.5%. And the embryo donation clinical pregnancy success rate was 57.1%. 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 2022 was 3.2% for donor eggs. If we look at patients’ age the multiple birth rate for donor eggs 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.

The multiple birth rate for frozen embryo transfers was 2.9% and for embryo donation transfers 2.4%.

In 2022, the doctors at Institut Marquès transferred on average 1.1 embryos.

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IVF laboratory at Institut Marques

Institut Marquès IVF Costs

  • IUI (intrauterine insemination) – €1,170
  • AID (artificial insemination with donor) – €1,520

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

IVF with own eggs

The base cost of an IVF cycle using your own eggs with Institut Marquès is 5,150 Euros (the cost of ovarian stimulation medication is extra). The following is included:

  • Orientation, programming, and medical monitoring of the cycle.
  • Ovarian stimulation.
  • Oocyte recovery.
  • Operating room costs and outpatient hospitalisation.
  • Andrology and IVF laboratory.
  • Isolation of oocytes.
  • Sperm sample preparation. Sperm microinjection (ICSI).
  • Embryo culture and daily study of the state of each embryo.
  • Embryo transfer.
  • Monitoring of the process until the 8th week of pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy testing.

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 clinic offers the following egg donation programs:

  • IVF with 6 Donor Eggs – €6,990.
  • IVF with 4 Donor Eggs – €5,190.

What do the programs include?

  • Orientation, programming, and medical monitoring of the cycle.
  • Selection and allocation of a compatible egg donor.
  • Ovarian stimulation (donor) and endometrial preparation (patient).
  • Oocyte recovery from the donor*.
  • Operating room costs and outpatient hospitalisation.
  • Andrology and In Vitro Fertilisation Laboratory.
  • Isolation of oocytes.
  • Sperm sample preparation.
  • Sperm microinjection (ICSI).
  • Embryo culture and daily study of the state of each embryo.
  • Embryo transfer.
  • Monitoring of the process until the 8th week of pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy testing.
  • Medical support and ultrasound monitoring.

A backup donor guarantee is 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.

The costs that are not included in these programs are:

  • Extended culture to blastocyst – €600.
  • Sperm freezing – €245.
  • Embryoscope – €480.
  • Egg vitrification – €2,695 (2 years of storage of the frozen oocytes included).
  • Frozen embryo transfer – €2,750.
  • PGT-A/PGS – €3,200.
  • PGT-A Express – €3,600.

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 €5,950/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. PGT-A Express costs 3,600.

Social Freezing

If you wish to freeze your eggs, the cost is €2,695 and the storage fee is included for two years. From the third year onwards, it is €325/year for storage. Storing embryos is €325/year and storing frozen sperm – is €325/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 - 25100 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 - 21010 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 - 12100 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.

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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.

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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