MEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), a medical device company granted FDA clearance for the first Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell™, today announced Family Beginnings, PC, a leading reproductive medicine practice in Indianapolis, reported the first delivery of healthy babies in the State of Indiana utilizing the INVOcell technology. Family Beginnings, PC is operated by two of the leading advocates of the INVOcell fertility process - James Donahue, MD & Leo Bonaventura, MD, who were again recently named 'Top Docs' by Indianapolis Monthly magazine, as they have in previous years.
Katie Karloff, chief executive officer of INVO Bioscience, said, "We are delighted by the news of Indiana's first INVOcell babies. Drs. Donahue and Bonaventura early on recognized the potential of INVOcell to safely enable pregnancies in couples that were not successful utilizing traditional in-vitro fertilization therapies. They also recognized the cost-effective nature of the INVOcell process to create the families that so many in the Indianapolis community desire. With more than 50 years of experience helping couples build their families, we are proud to be working with Family Beginnings."
INVOcell is a patented medical device used in the treatment of infertility that enables egg fertilization and early embryo development to take place in the woman's body, in vivo. The INVO Solution allows women to incubate their own gametes, providing a psychological benefit while reducing the risk of wrong embryo transfer. Utilizing a mild stimulation protocol, it decreases the number of oocytes required, which may reduce the risk of severe ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS), reduce the risk of multiple births, and/or reduce the need for embryo cryopreservation and storage. As a lower cost option to traditional IVF, INVOcell expands access to patients who may otherwise be unable to afford the traditional method or would prefer for a more natural, cultural, or religious appropriate choice.
About Family Beginnings
We are one of the oldest fertility practices in Central Indiana. Our two doctors have over 50 years of experience helping couples build their families. Dr. Leo Bonaventura and Dr. James Donahue have both been named 'Top Docs' in the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine multiple years running. Our best-in-class ART laboratory is certified by the American College of Pathology and we are Members of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology for over 17 years. We are committed to providing the most advanced reproductive care available. We think that INVOcell will help more patients utilize fertility treatments. For more information, please visit www.invocellindiana.com.
About INVO Bioscience
We are a medical device company focused on creating simplified, lower cost treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Our solution, the INVO Procedure, is a disruptive new technology. The INVO Procedure is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural and intimate experience. Our lead product, the INVOcell, is a patented medical device used in infertility treatment and is considered an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). The INVOcell is the first Intravaginal Culture (IVC) system in the world used for the natural in vivo incubation of eggs and sperm during fertilization and early embryo development, as an alternative to traditional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Our mission is to increase access to care and expand fertility treatment across the globe with a goal to lower the cost of care and increase availability of care. For more information, please visit http://invobioscience.com/.
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Kathleen Karloff, CEO
INVO Bioscience, Inc.
978-878-9505 ext. 504
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