The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services opened our new, state-of-the-art fertility center in Farmington in January 2015. The Center features an innovative air purification and irradiation technology called the LifeAire System to remediate all levels of airborne contaminants, inactivate biologicals and eliminate embryotoxic VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). New data from in vitro fertilization programs using the revolutionary LifeAire System air purification technology demonstrates dramatic increases in clinical pregnancies through in vitro fertilization.
Combined, all of the innovative design, engineering and environmental solutions featured in the new location will assist the Center in achieving better embryo development, improved embryo implantation rates, and higher pregnancy rates by minimizing or eliminating the negative impact of toxic environmental factors along with an increased ability to maintain quality controls.
The Center’s highly advanced IVF laboratory was custom designed by our team of fertility experts and engineered by Alpha Environmental, Inc., a leader in environmental engineering for research and clinical labs. The project was being expertly led by Alpha CEO and founder Antonia Gilligan, a world-renowned IVF lab expert with vast experience as a biologist, chemist, engineering manager and lab director.
New research findings on the revolutionary LifeAire System were presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in October, 2014. The patented LifeAire System, was designed and developed by Kathryn C. Worrilow, PhD., a leading embryologist with more than 20 years experience as a Scientific Director of In Vitro Fertilization and Andrology laboratories. Dr. Worrilow’s data, resulting from more than 15 years of study, has demonstrated a direct correlation between the removal and control of airborne pathogens and clinical outcomes.
Designed for patient comfort and convenience, our new facility is conveniently located off I-84, Rt. 9 and Farmington Avenue at 2 Batterson Park Road, Farmington. It holds 20,000 square feet on two floors and offers free parking for almost 100 cars.
The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services has grown to be the largest and one of the most successful fertility centers in the state. Started in 1984, the Center is affiliated with the UConn School of Medicine and runs the fellowship program in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at UConn Health.