Dr. Fishel joined the nobel-winning team of Drs Edwards and Steptoe, pioneers of the first InVitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle in the world, whose work led to the birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978. A giant in the field, Dr. Fishel first introduced IVF to the UK and China, publishing more than 200 papers in reproductive health, and established the first Masters Degree courses in Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ART).
Genomic Prediction is developing a specialized ⓖSEQ kit with Dr. Fishel's lab, collaborating on a test which genotypes not only embryonic ploidy, but also ANXA5 promoter variants of crucial importance to human reproduction.
ⓖSEQ comprises a novel, single-step library preparation method for sequencing of embryo biopsies, offering fully automated, cloud-based analysis of the sample. ⓖSEQ is the first PGS product to provide such a seamlessly integrated process, from sample prep to genotype report. The reduced number of preparation steps, and removal of human error from the data processing, ultimately improves outcomes for the patient. It is these differentiators for the IVF families that have made Dr. Fishel enthusiastic about Genomic Prediction's testing solutions, and their benefit to his patients.