Music improves In Vitro Fertilisation
At Institut Marquès, we have developed a world pioneer innovation project with the aim to improve the IVF by including music in all our embryo incubators in our assisted reproduction laboratories. Our scientific studies have demonstrated that music micro vibrations produce movements similar to those that fertilised eggs experience in their journey through the fallopian tubes and the uterus; they stir the culture medium, achieving a more homogeneous distribution of nutrients and scattering the waste metabolites.
The use of music represents a significant advance in order to reproduce in our laboratories the natural conditions that embryos would have if they were in the maternal uterus. It is also a key factor of the increase of our success rates, already among the highest in the world.
Furthermore, Institut Marquès’ scientific research about the importance of music at the beginning of life has been awarded at the University of Harvard with the Ig Nobel Prize of Medicine.
Live concerts for our embryos
Our laboratories host performances of great stars of music. The Irish Sharon Corr is one of the international artists that have performed exclusively for our little patients, with the goal of improving their embryonic development.