RBA’s History

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.

2007: RBA develops highly successful Egg Vitrification

RBA develops highly successful Egg Vitrification (freezing technique)

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.

1983: RBA established as Georgia’s first IVF program

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