URE Centro Gutenberg


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Package cost

IVF €3700

Egg donation €6000

Basic information about IVF treatment at URE Centro Gutenberg.

Maximum age of the woman: 49
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

The Centro Gutenberg Reproduction Unit (URE Centro Gutenberg) is a fertility centre in Spain and a pioneer in its sector. They have been working in the field of assisted reproduction since 1987, and in 1989 they achieved the first IVF birth in Malaga. At present, URE Centro Gutenberg is the assisted reproduction centre that performs the highest number of treatments in all of Malaga (city and province). The clinic looks out onto a beach and is located 10-15 minutes’ walk from the city centre. There are two laboratories and one operating theatre. There are four spacious and comfortable recovery rooms, two double and two single, all en suite. In 2021, the clinic performed 1,097 treatment cycles, of which 128 were donor egg cycles and 463 were IVF cycles with own eggs.

Dr. Claudio Álvarez Pinochet

Dr. Claudio Alvarez Pinochet

Medical Team at URE Centro Gutenberg

The medical director is Dr. Claudio Alvarez Pinochet. He has a degree in Medicine and Surgery (University of Chile) specialising in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and a Master’s in Human Reproduction (University of Valencia). Dr. Alvarez has spent more than 15 years working both in Chile and in Spain and previously worked at the Valencian Institute for Infertility (IVI) for 7 years. Since 2010 he has worked at the URE Centro Gutenberg and became its medical director in 2012. As the author of numerous articles of scientific and medical interest such as “Dopamine agonist cabergoline reduces hemoconcentration and ascitys in hyperstimulated women undergoing assisted reproduction”, Dr. Alvarez is a regular speaker at both national and international conferences and meetings. Specifically, he spoke at the ESHRE Conference in 2006 and was pre-selected for the “Promising Young Clinician Award”. He is a member of the Spanish Fertility Society and specifically forms part of the Endocrinology Interest Group.

The medical team at the clinic is well-knit – there are 3 doctors in total and 5 embryologists. The senior embryologist has 30 years of experience and is ESHRE accredited. There is a Patient Support Team that helps patients from abroad. You won’t have problems communicating as the staff speak English and there is a team on hand for translation of other languages. The clinic has ISO accreditation ISO 9001: 2008.

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URE Centro Gutenberg Treatment Options

Patients coming to the clinic can opt for the following treatments:

  • IUI (intrauterine insemination) and AID (artificial insemination with donor)
  • Egg donation
  • Donor sperm
  • Embryo donation
  • PGT
  • Assisted Hatching
  • Embryo freezing
  • Embryoscope
  • Sperm/Egg freezing
  • MACS
  • Testicular Biopsy
  • ROPA (Reciprocal IVF for lesbian couples).

If you want to learn more about IVF at URE Gutenberg and meet the medical staff from the clinic, watch the webinar “IVF for patients of advanced maternal age 38+” where the speakers were Dr. Juan Jose Sanchez Rosas and Carolina Alonso Muriel– Embryologist-Egg Donation Program Coordinator.

Need to discuss a particular treatment? Contact URE Gutenberg

URE Centro Gutenberg waiting area

URE Centro Gutenberg waiting area

URE Centro Gutenberg IVF Costs 2022

  • IUI (intrauterine insemination) – 600 Euros.
  • AID (artificial insemination with donor) – 1,000 Euros.

IVF with Own Eggs

The advertised cost of IVF using own eggs is 3,700 Euros. This includes:

  • Ultrasounds (unlimited) and hormone analysis (unlimited)
  • Operating room
  • Anaesthesia
  • Egg collection
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Cultivation to blastocyst
  • Embryo transfer
  • First pregnancy ultrasound (confirmation of heartbeat and gestational sac).

IVF with donor eggs

The advertised price of egg donation treatment is 6,000 Euros.  It includes:

  • Donor testing and genetic markers
  • Ultrasounds (unlimited) and hormone analysis (unlimited)
  • Selection, preparation and egg donor’s ovarian stimulation
  • Operating room and follicular egg retrieval for the egg donor
  • Financial compensation for the egg donor
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Cultivation to blastocyst
  • Preparation of the recipient (ultrasounds and analyses for the cycle)
  • Embryo transfer
  • Anaesthesia
  • First pregnancy ultrasound (confirmation of heartbeat and gestational sac).

The egg donation cycle can be done with either fresh or frozen eggs. Not sure what the difference is? Watch the recorded webinar “Fresh or frozen oocytes for your IVF with donor eggs?”

The first consultation is free. The Embryoscope costs 300 Euros. Sperm freezing costs 150 Euros and embryo freezing costs 500 Euros. The cost of a frozen embryo transfer cycle is 1,000 Euros. The clinic does not offer egg sharing.

ROPA (reciprocal IVF) and Social Freezing

At URE Gutenberg, lesbian couples can undergo ROPA (reciprocal IVF) at the cost of 5,050 Euros. If you are interested in egg freezing and storing your gametes, freezing costs 2,300 Euros and includes 5 years of storage and then it is 300 Euros per year for storing your frozen eggs.

Genetic Testing – PGT-A

  • In Vitro Fertilization – Intracytoplasmic Microinjection– PGS 24 chromosomes + Robertsonian translocation chromosomes (S/P): PGT-A – the price range is 5,800-6,800 Euros* (the price depends on the number of embryos biopsied).
  • In Vitro Fertilization – Intracytoplasmic Microinjection PGS 24 chromosomes + translocation chromosomes, reciprocal or inversion: PGT-SR: 6,200 – 8,000 Euros* (the price depends on the number of embryos biopsied).

Use our IVF Cost Calculator to help understand costs.

Need more information on IVF/egg donation costs? Contact URE Gutenberg

Gutenberg IVF consultation room

URE Centro Gutenberg consultation room

URE Centro Gutenberg Success Rates 2021

In 2021, the overall egg donation clinical pregnancy success rates were 81.25%, for own eggs 42% and for frozen embryo transfer 48.2%. If we look at patient’s age, the clinical pregnancy success rates for IVF with fresh own eggs per cycle initiated were as follows

  • patients under 35 years of age – 20%
  • 35-37 years old – 26%
  • 38-39 years old – 24%
  • 40-42 years old – 20%
  • 43-45 years old – 5%.

In 2021, the clinical pregnancy egg donation success rates per embryo transfer were

  • 35-37 years old – 60%
  • 38-39 years old – 22%
  • 40-42 years old – 37%
  • 43-45 years old – 32%
  • 46-49 years old – 38%.

The clinic submits their results to the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF). In 2021, 100% of the embryo transfers were done at the blastocyst stage, on day 5 of embryo development. The multiple birth rates in 2021 were

  • IVF with own eggs – 5.74%
  • IVF with donor eggs – 6.25%
  • Frozen embryo transfer – 4.78%.

On average 1.43 embryos were transferred at each cycle with own eggs and 1 embryo transferred for cycles with donor eggs.

Want to find out more about success rates? Contact URE Gutenberg

Who Attends?

At present, URE Centro Gutenberg is the assisted reproduction centre that performs the highest number of treatments in all of Malaga (city and province). Of the international patients who attend URE CENTRO GUTENBERG, 84% are Spanish, and 16% come from abroad. To cater for the needs of patients from various countries the staff at the clinic speak English, Spanish, French and Italian.

From the staff

Gutenberg IVF staff

Our goal is our commitment in providing our patients with the best care, both in diagnosis and medical treatment as well as in the emotional aspect. We work with people who have fertility issues. For that reason, we want to offer not only the best treatment but also all possible support. Continuously updating, maintaining and improving our quality management system to fully meet our patients’ expectations and increase the efficiency of our Unit’s working practices. Providing steady and secure work to our staff, offering continuous and up-to-date training in response to the professional interests of all staff members and encouraging team work as well as employee participation in organizing it. Analyzing the risks and opportunities of our activity, in such a way that it allows us to take decisions to address them in order to achieve the expected results, minimizing or eliminating undesirable results in our activity and management. Working in harmony with the environment and complying at all times with the current legislation applicable to our activities and services.

Clinic Location

The clinic is located beach-front, within 10-15 minutes walk to the city centre. Only 11 km from AGP Malaga airport, and 3 km to Maria Zambrano Train Station. On request, the clinic’s International Department can help you organise the airport pickup at the cost of EUR 16.90. If you prefer to reach the clinic on your own, the easiest and fastest way is by taxi. You would pay EUR 20-25 maximum. The cheapest option is to travel by bus and it only costs about EUR 3. Take bus number 19. It takes about 30-40 minutes to get to the clinic depending on the traffic. There are buses every 30 minutes approximately. Get off at the Paseo del Parque bus stop which is the closest to the clinic. Another option is to take the train. It only takes 13 minutes to reach Malaga city centre from Malaga Airport. The train will take you to Maria Zambrano Station and from there you can either take a taxi or a bus (number 3) and it will take you directly to the clinic. URE Centro Gutenberg has preferential agreements with some hotels and rental apartments. Please ask the coordinators for more details.

By Aleksander Wiecki

Basic information about treatment restrictions at URE Centro Gutenberg.

Maximum age of the woman:49
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

Remember it is free to make an initial enquiry to URE Centro Gutenberg.

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