Freezing of Genetic Material

The evolution of assisted reproduction in recent years and the development of ever more advanced techniques gives us the option of cryopreserving and storing genetic material for both genders, in order to preserve their future fertility

Cryopreservation can be applied for:


  • Sperm samples in cases of oligospermia or impaired sperm production
  • Sections of testicular tissue following testicular biopsy, in cases of azoospermia
  • Sperm samples in cases of forthcoming cancer treatment


  • Oocytes (eggs) to preserve the woman’s fertility for medical or for social/ethical reasons
  • Sections of ovarian tissue in case of forthcoming cancer treatment



Embryos produced through IVF can be cryopreserved. This permits embryo transfer in a future cycle, when it is indicated (e.g. in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome).