The Birth of Hila’s Baby: A Tribute to Hadassah Medical Center Ingenuity and Perseverance
When 35-year-old Hila failed to conceive despite 13 rounds of treatment in 4 different centers in Israel, fertility specialists at the Hadassah Medical Center suggested they try a slightly different approach.
Instead of implanting the embryos right away following in vitro fertilization, Hadassah's physicians proposed that the embryos be frozen and implanted during Hila's next natural menstrual cycle, when the body's natural mucus environment would be more conducive to pregnancy than during a treatment cycle. Hila did become pregnant, but the fetus aborted at seven weeks. She pressed the physicians to try again. This time, following the same procedure of implanting the embryo during her next natural cycle, Hila gave birth to a healthy baby girl!
Hadasit, Hadassah’s Technology Transfer Arm, Reviews
When the Hadassah University Medical Center’s physicians suggest a
solution to a medical problem which can lead to the development of a new
medicine or product, Hadasit, Hadassah’s technology transfer arm, explores its
feasibility and supports the promotion of those viable ideas with innovation
potential. Although 2012 has been “a year full of challenges for the life
science industry,” says Einat Zisman, Hadasit’s Chief Executive Officer,
Hadasit still signed 125 agreements for clinical trials, all to be done at
Hadassah. In addition, Hadasit signed 15 agreements for cooperation and
commercialization of technologies that were developed at Hadassah. Click here
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