Advances in any area of medicine and particularly in reproductive medicine, require basic research work to support their growth and evolution, as well as a social dimension to inform people who might benefit from these treatments.
With this philosophy in mind, Foundation IVI was set up in 1997 and since then it has broadened the scope of its work to develop three main pillars of activity: research, to improve assisted reproduction treatment and decrease side effects; teaching, transferring knowledge in the field of human reproduction among professionals and laymen; and and social action, carrying out charity work to provide medical care to underprivileged groups and people with other difficulties.
Foundation IVI, directed by Professors Carlos Simón and Antonio Pellicer, is made up of a team of doctors, biologists, chemists, pharmacists and biochemists who work on research projects that have great scientific and clinical influence in the field of human and animal reproduction.
Foundation IVI operates as a not-for-profit organisation and is independently managed. Its purpose is to provide scientific, educational and social services. It currently works in partnership with Spanish and overseas universities. These partnership agreements include scientific collaboration on various studies and the use of equipment, services and platforms.