Bubs the word as clinics ramp up IVF research
ONE of the country's leading fertility clinics has struck a deal with two Asia-based medical groups in a bid to become the world's leading facilitator of IVF cycles.
Brisbane-based City Fertility Centre (CFC), which has seven clinics around the country, including three in Queensland, has entered into a strategic partnership with South Korean CHA Healthcare Co and Singapore Medical Group.
CFC chief executive Adnan Catakovic said the partnership would bring CHA's renowned medical, development and research activities to Australia, and would ultimately benefit local patients.
"CHA's outstanding fertility and IVF expertise will help CFC to further enhance its laboratories, research and clinical operations," he said.
CFC started in Brisbane in 2003 with one clinic and one doctor and has grown to a business with 50 doctors and 150 staff. CHA Healthcare, which also manages service centres in the US, said it hoped to become the world' largest IVF network thanks to the new strategic partnership.