BEDFORD, TX, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Invaron Pharmaceuticals Inc. clinical partner, the Center for Assisted Reproduction (CARE), led by Kevin Doody M.D., today initiated an investigator led, IRB approved Phase III study using INVOcellTM in patients with tubal blockage or unexplained infertility that require in vitro fertilization.
INVOcellTM is an innovative medical device used in infertility treatment which enables conception and early embryo development to occur within a woman's own body rather than in a laboratory. "The primary focus of the study will be to first evaluate the comfort and retention of the system over 5 days to ensure that INVOcellTM performs similarly to existing 3 day retention data," remarked Dr. Kevin Doody. "We will then examine how INVOcellTM compares to conventional IVF in an open label extension, examining the quality day 5 embryos, known as blastocysts, and ultimately pregnancy and live birth rates".
"We are excited at the prospect of partnering with CARE and Dr. Kevin Doody as part of our Phase III/IV clinical program in the United States and Canada," said Jason Broome, President and COO of Invaron Pharmaceuticals. "IVF is increasingly utilizing day 5 embryo culture and this data will ultimately serve to broaden the use of INVOcellTM".
Patients interested in learning more are encouraged to contact the Center for Assisted Reproduction in Bedford Texas directly.
About Invaron Pharmaceuticals
Invaron is a Canadian based pharmaceutical company focusing exclusively on the acquisition of niche drugs and medical devices registered in other countries but not in Canada. By facilitating local registration, bridging clinical gaps, and launching innovative marketing strategies, Invaron will effectively meet the under serviced needs of Canadian patients in a wide variety of therapeutic areas. Invaron encourages patients, physicians, potential pharmaceutical partners and other stakeholders to visit www.invaron.ca to learn more.
About the Centre for Assisted Reproduction (CARE)
CARE is an independent facility providing comprehensive medical care for the treatment of infertile patients. Established in 1989, CARE has been providing state-of-the-art fertility treatment to residents of Dallas, Fort Worth, and cities throughout the state of Texas. CARE strives to make it easy for patients to receive cutting-edge treatment and maintains longstanding relationships with all major managed care organizations. CARE offers a comprehensive suite of services including IVF and egg donation. CARE centers are conveniently located in Bedford, Fort Worth and Frisco, Texas. Visit www.embryo.net to learn more.
INVOcellTM a registered trademark of INVO Bioscience, Inc. used under license by Invaron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
SOURCE: Invaron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
For further information:
Jason Broome, President and COO
350 Royal Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L2, Canada
Phone: (250) 869-0651
Kevin Doody, MD
Center for Assisted Reproduction
1701 Park Place Avenue Bedford, TX 76022, USA
Phone: (817) 540-1157