Reproductive Biology Associates (RBA) was established in 1983 in order to provide emerging reproductive technology to patients who had not achieved pregnancy through conventional diagnostic and therapeutic measures. From the very beginning, RBA has been a leader in the development and refinement of clinical procedures and scientific techniques, which enhance pregnancy outcomes.
RBA’s IVF history & leadership timeline:
2013: 30 Years and 30 Thousand Babies!!!
RBA celebrates 30 Years and 30 Thousand Babies at the Atlanta zoo
2009: The World’s Largest Frozen Donor Egg Bank
RBA creates World’s Largest Frozen Donor Egg Bank.
2008: Fertility Preservation Services
RBA began offering Fertility Preservation Services for women up the age 38 who desire to freeze their eggs. Pregnancy success rates are age-dependent and equal to our current fresh cycle pregnancy rates.
2005: RBA develops highly successful Egg Vitrification
RBA develops highly successful Egg Vitrification (freezing technique).
We started to perform vitrification in 2005 – experimentally. We introduced vitrification to the clinical routine in 2006 (for donor egg cryopreservation), and in 2007 started to use vitrification also for embryo cryopreservation.
2005: Routine aneuploidy screening
RBA introduced routine aneuploidy screening in young (<35 years) infertile patients, both for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
2004: First clinic to utilize PGD on frozen thawed embryos
RBA was the first clinic in the world, to utilize PGD on frozen thawed embryos, both on live and lysed cells.
2003: First U.S. clinic to introduce Lysed Cell Removal
RBA was the first clinic in the U.S. to introduce Lysed Cell Removal, an IVF technique which contributes to increased frozen pregnancy rates.
1997: First births from frozen donor eggs
RBA reported the first births in the Western Hemisphere from frozen donor eggs.
1995: First U.S. pregnancy with the aid of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
RBA was the first IVF program in the Southeast to achieve a pregnancy with the aid of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).
1993: First U.S. birth through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
RBA became the first IVF program in the U.S. to achieve a pregnancy and birth through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
1992: First anonymous egg donation program in Georgia
RBA established the first anonymous oocyte (egg) donation program in Georgia. Today, the program is one of the largest in the Southeast.
1992: First birth in Georgia using a gestational carrier
RBA reported the first birth in Georgia using a gestational carrier.
1991: 300th IVF Birth
1991: One of the first IVF centres with testicular sperm aspiration success
RBA was one of the first IVF centers in the U.S. to report success with sperm retrieved through testicular sperm aspiration (MESA/TESE).
1988: 100th IVF Baby
1988: First IVF birth in the world using partial zona dissection or PZD
RBA was the first IVF program in the world to report a baby born with the aid of a micromanipulation technique known as partial zona dissection or PZD.
1986: A pregnancy from a frozen embryo
RBA is one of the first three IVF program’s in the United States, the first on the East Coast, to achieve a pregnancy from a frozen embryo.
1984: RBA produces Georgia’s first IVF birth.