URE Centro Gutenberg


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Package cost

IVF €3500

Egg donation €6000

Basic information about treatment restrictions at the Clinic.

Maximum age of the woman: 50
Single woman: allowed
Lesbian couples: allowed
HIV positive patients: allowed
HCV/HBV positive patients: 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 which 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 theatre. There are four recovery rooms, two double and two single, all with en-suite bathrooms.

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. 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. There are four doctors in total and five embryologists. The senior embryologist has 29 years of experience and is ESHRE accredited. There is a Patient Support Team who will help patients from abroad. Many of the staff speak English and there is a team on hand for translation of other languages.

The clinic has ISO accreditation ISO 9001: 2008.

URE Centro Gutenberg IVF entrance

URE Centro Gutenberg Treatments

  • Egg donation
  • Donor sperm
  • Embryo donation
  • Assisted Hatching
  • Embryo freezing
  • Embryoscope
  • Sperm/Egg freezing
  • MACS
  • Testicular Biopsy
  • ROPA

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URE Centro Gutenberg waiting area

URE Centro Gutenberg waiting area

Cost of Treatments

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

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

The first consultation is free. The Embryoscope costs 300 Euros. Sperm freezing costs 100 Euros and embryo freezing costs 500 Euros.

The advertised cost of IVF using own eggs is 3,500 Euros.  This includes:

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

The cost of a frozen embryo transfer cycle is 1,000 Euros. The clinic does not offer egg sharing.

Need to find out more about IVF and egg donation costs?  Contact URE Centro Gutenberg

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Gutenberg IVF consultation room

URE Centro Gutenberg consultation room

URE Centro Gutenberg Success Rates 2018

IVF treatment

Cumulative pregnancy success rates (including fresh and frozen embryo transfers with patient’s own eggs) in 2018 were as follows:

  • patients under 30 – 74%
  • 30-34 years old – 68%
  • 35-39 years old – 55%
  • 40-44 years old – 30%.

Egg donation treatment

For donor eggs cumulative pregnancy success rates (including fresh and frozen embryo transfers) in 2018 are presented below:

  • patients under 45 years old – 78%
  • 45-49 years old – 87.5%

Pregnancy rate per embryo transfer is 65.38%.

The clinic submits their results to the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF). 90% of the embryo transfers are done at the blastocyst stage. The multiple birth rate was 20%. On average 1.5 embryos are transferred at each cycle.

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Who Attends?

At present, URE Centro Gutenberg is the assisted reproduction centre which performs the highest number of treatments in all of Malaga (city and province). Of the international patients who attend URE CENTRO GUTENBERG, 59% are from the United Kingdom and Ireland, 16% from France, 10% from Morocco and the rest from (Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland). To cater for needs of patients from various countries the staff at the clinic speak English, Spanish, French and Italian.

From the staff

Gutenberg IVF staff

URE CENTRO GUTENBERG was established in Malaga in 1987. It brings 30 years of experience to Reproductive Medicine, in 1989 they were able to successfully assist in the very first pregnancy with In Vitro Fertilization in the Malaga province. This places them as one of Spain’s top centres in regards to innovation and expertise. According to data from the Spanish Fertility Society, The Gutenberg Centre Reproduction Unit is currently the leading specialty fertility clinic for having performed the highest number of assisted reproduction treatments in the province of Malaga.

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.

The Patient Support department can help with your trip. The clinic has preferential agreements with hotels and can also organise airport pickup.

By Aleksander Wiecki

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

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Interview with Clinical Director

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We would like to thank to the entire team of the clinic all you have done for us during the time of the treatment and specially for participating and helping us to make our dream truth. Since the first day we arrived to the Clinic to require information, and besides all we suffer during the process with all nerves, disappointments, and a thousand more sensations, we always have had smile, a loving attitude, a lot of understanding and we have felt very accompanied for the whole team, administrative team, as well as by nurses, medical staff and biologists. Thank you with all my heart, it has been fortunate to have such a professional and humane team.

There are not enough words to describe my gratitude and experience with all the team at URE CENTRO GUTENBERG. No words to say how we feel during our treatment with Dr. Manuel Martinez Moya and all his team´s involvement. Thank you very much for your dedication and professionality for giving us the opportunity to become parents, to make our miracle possible. Thank s to everyone for being so friendly and approachable, always keeping us informed and never too busy to answer our questions We will always be indebted to you.