July 25, 2008

Fertility Treatment Center Physicians Available to Discuss Fertility Trends & Milestones on 30th Anniversary of the World’s 1st Test Tube Baby

Fertility Treatment Center:


Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world's first test tube baby. Louise Joy Brown's birth on July 25, 1978, launched the successful introduction of science into the conception process. Today, more than 3 million babies have been born with the help of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Leading FTC experts are available to speak on the topic of IVF and the progress of infertility treatment since 1978. The IVF process has greatly improved in the last 30 years, including advancements such as frozen embryo transfers and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), a groundbreaking technique used during IVF to test embryos for a variety of genetic disorders.

FTC was the first center in the Southwestern U.S. to report a successful PGD pregnancy. According to SART, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology that tracks national IVF statistics, in 2006, FTC performed 30 percent more IVF procedures than any other Arizona reproductive medical practice.


With offices in Tempe, Glendale and Scottsdale, Ariz., Fertility Treatment Center, an academic medical practice, is a center of service excellence in providing state-of-the-art, personalized reproductive care to female and male patients since 1990. H. Randall Craig, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., medical director; Daniel F. Rychlik, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., associate medical director; and Jun Tao, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., IVF & Andrology laboratory director, lead a highly trained and experienced clinical and laboratory staff who have received advanced, sub-specialty training in reproductive medicine.

FTC has an outstanding record in all areas of infertility diagnosis and treatment, offers many treatment options from basic to advanced reproductive technology, and is a leader in developing and offering services that increase patients' chances of achieving pregnancy. They hold several patents and have pioneered treatments such as Day 4 Embryo Transfer (embryo transfer technology that eliminates the need to transfer high numbers of embryos to achieve adequate pregnancy rates -- significantly reducing the chances of multiple births). Because of the clinic's expertise, FTC attracts patients and staff from all over the world.

 To schedule an interview, please contact: Jan Shulman, 480-664-8412, ext. 12, [email protected] Carrie Morgan, 480-663-8412, ext. 15, [email protected]