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CT Fertility Program's New IVF Lab - One of Nation's Highest Tech Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on December 5th, 2014

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CT Fertility Program's New IVF Lab - One of Nation's Highest Tech

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CT Fertility Program's New IVF Lab

ct fertility program logoMore about RMACT's move to iPark in Norwalk, from Glover Avenue, also in Norwalk. Official press release below, before it's even released to the public. Please do share. Please do read. All reproductive practices are not created equally. Nor are all IVF Labs. Nor are all IVF teams. Not only do we have Drs. Mark Leondires, Spencer Richlin, Joshua Hurwitz, Cynthia Murdock, and Shaun Williams, we also have as part of our team, Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. 

It doesn't get much better than this. Except it does. Read below for details. ~Lisa Rosenthal


Connecticut Fertility Clinic Builds One of Nation's Most Technologically Advanced IVF Labs


IVF and Other Infertility Procedures Are Primed for Success at RMACT in 2015


Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), which is moving to a new location in Norwalk, CT in January 2015, will have one of the most technologically advanced embryology laboratories in the nation. The scientific backbone of any fertility practice is its embryology lab, and RMACT’s new embryology lab will give its fertility team access to the latest medical advancements in order to maximize IVF success rates.


An embryology lab, sometimes called an in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab, is where a fertility team conducts IVF procedures, embryo testing and cryopreservation. RMACT’s partners and embryology team designed their new lab, including the architectural plans and equipment selection. Each decision – from the workflow to paint selection to ventilation – was made based on the scientific activity and delicate handling of embryos and oocytes. The environment has the latest technical advances for air quality inside and outside incubators and minimizes the external factors, such as light and oxygen, which affect embryo health. Furthermore, each incubator will house individual patient’s embryos and there is ample room to maintain cryopreserved eggs and embryos. The lab is prepared for the increasing use of embryonic testing to screen embryos for chromosomal abnormalities prior to embryo transfer, a process called Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (SelectCCS). 


“RMACT’s new IVF laboratory will be one of the most state-of-the-art nationwide,” offered Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr., the offsite laboratory director and partner with RMACT. “Our new IVF lab continues our commitment to providing hopeful parents well-validated technologies and treatments like SelectCCS and single embryo transfer (SET), which has shown to provide uncompromised success rates with few complications.


Dr. Scott is a leader in the infertility field, having won academic acclaim and professional awards from his peers, as well as providing his patients with top pregnancy rates. He is part of the embryology team that, along with the partners of RMACT, has passion for healthy pregnancies, one at a time.


Patients from 46 states and eight countries come to RMACT for its advanced fertility care. In its current lab, RMACT is forecasting 1,800 medically-advanced procedures and surgeries such as vaginal oocyte retrievals and IVF embryo transfers in 2014. The new lab will give these types of procedures an additional edge and chance for success starting in January 2015.


About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)


RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (SelectCCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and an affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.


The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock, and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly "Top Doctors." RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.


About Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.