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The Embryology Team

The Agora laboratory is home to the very latest scientific processes and protocols as well as the latest state-of-the-art equipment.

“The quality of the embryology laboratory is the foundation of any IVF program.” 

George Koustas

Director of Embryology, Agora Clinic

We recognise that the way eggs, sperm, and embryos are handled and cultured has a significant impact on their development, influencing the chances of a successful outcome.

Our approach is to combine scientific precision with human expertise to create the most natural environment in which to grow new life. Our spacious IVF laboratory is also equipped with a very high-quality air filtration system which eliminates all contaminants and common air impurities.

Our laboratory team believe passionately in meticulous attention to detail and scientific excellence to ensure every single patient has the very best chance of achieving a pregnancy.

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The Modern Family Show 2021

The Modern Family Show 2021

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Surrogacy for the Trans Community (Podcast)

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Changing the narrative on Modern Parenting

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Meet Baby Marley

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The Agora Worthing – bringing our expertise closer to you for your convenience!

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A day in the life of a Clinical Embryologist

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Social Egg Freezing – What are my options?

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You can’t get pregnant when menstruating

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Donor Insemination or IVF: How to choose?

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Agora Clinic’s Excellent IVF Pregnancy Rates

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Lisa’s story – a single LGBTQ person’s fertility journey

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Coronavirus Update: June 8th 2021

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LGBTQ+ International Pride Month 2021

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Facts about sperm you possibly didn’t know

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Donor sperm options for lesbian women

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Announcing the successful couple in our Fertility Clinics vs. Covid Initiative

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Free Fertility Nutrition Workshop

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ITV News – Egg Freezing law, time for a change?

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My Surrogacy Journey paves the way

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COVID Vaccine and Fertility Treatment – Webinar

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Blastocyst Grading on Day 5

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Free IVF or Donor Sperm – Fertility Clinics vs. Covid

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Him Fertility: Rhod Gilbert – Standing up for the men!

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Rainbow Elephants – “isolated, but never alone”

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Misinformation around Covid-19 vaccine and fertility

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Ditch the New Year’s resolution and create long term change!

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Acupuncture during COVID

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Agora Fertility Clinic Advice on Fertility Treatment and COVID-19 Vaccination

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Coronavirus update: 8th January 2021

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Embryo fragmentation and grading, does it affect my success?

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What are the legal considerations of using donor sperm?

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Christmas… how to keep healthy, balanced and sane!

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The Voice of Happiness

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Best Fertility Clinic in Sussex Award 2020 – The Agora

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The Voice of Honesty

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The Voice of Wisdom

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Latest Guidance on the COVID-19 Vaccination

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The Voice of Compassion

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My Surrogacy Journey – a single hub of expertise and support

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Agora Book of Fairy Tale Endings

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UK World AIDS Day 2020

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Sperm, sex, sport and supplements

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Male fertility – giving men a voice in the fertility process

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Is it possible to make perfect sperm?

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Eliminating chemicals could help boost your chances of conceiving

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COVID-19 Update November 1st

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Celebrating our Partnership with TwoDads UK

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Can cycling make men infertile?

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What is a fertility diet?

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What is The Agora all about? Dr Carole Gilling Smith, Founder and Medical Director explains

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The Support: Michelle and Megan are part of the Agora’s daily support team

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What is Embryo Freezing?

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Egg freezing before cancer treatment – Aby’s story

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How to transport frozen sperm, eggs or embryos to the Agora

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Does exercise really improve fertility?

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Is sperm function better after 10 days’ abstinence?

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“Just stop worrying about getting pregnant, you will conceive”

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What is Ovulation Induction?

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LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 1 – Be weight wise

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COVID-19 Update 12th May

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Taking recreational drugs impacts fertility

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Coronavirus update: 9th May 2020

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TwoDads U.K. COVID19 Support Session – Fertility Preservation

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The birth of Fertility Telemedicine in the UK: The Agora leads the way

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NHS funded Fertility Services affected by COVID-19

NHS funded Fertility Services affected by COVID-19

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You can only conceive from sex on the day that you ovulate – true or false?

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Stopping the biological clock

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When does embryo transfer happen?

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How do embryos develop?

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What happens during the nurse consultation?

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What happens after egg collection?

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What happens during the egg collection?

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What is ovarian stimulation?

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Why are hormone injections used in IVF?

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Coronavirus update: 10th April 2020

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Does green tea boost fertility?

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Coronavirus information for pregnant women

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Fertility preservation before transitioning – Satch’s story

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Coronavirus update: 22nd March 2020

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Changes that could boost your fertility – prepare your food safely

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Does cutting out alcohol help when trying to get pregnant?

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Does fertility treatment increase the chances of having twins or triplets?

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Egg Donation: Laura

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What Are My Chances of Conceiving Using Donor Sperm?

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What lifestyle changes could I make during pregnancy?

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Donor Conception and Vasectomy reversal: Julie and Mike

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Faye’s story

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If you can’t afford IVF, there’s no point seeking treatment

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Same Sex Parenting: Thomas and Jason

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Highest Performing Fertility Clinic in London and the South East!

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Do you need an orgasm to conceive?

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Danni & Jess’ story

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Can infertility can always be resolved by treatment?

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What is Surgical Sperm Retrieval?

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Can you boost your fertility by eating organic food?

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Can cutting down on caffeine boost fertility?

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Does eating oysters boost fertility?

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LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 7 – Avoid lubricants

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LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 6 – Quit smoking

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LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 5 – Keep him cool

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LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 2 – Get fit

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Men don’t have a biological clock!

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Enhanced Male Fertility Screening Tests

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You’re more likely to experience fertility challenges if you’re a first timer

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Natalie’s story

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Lyndsay and Martin’s story

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If you’re young, you don’t need to worry about infertility – not true?

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Michael’s Story

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Bringing Surrogacy Home

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Fertility Myths: Infertility is a women’s problem

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The Agora Logo

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Brighton Pride 2018, The Agora and Danni & Jess

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FERTILITY MYTHS BUSTED 14: Taking birth control pills reduce your fertility

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Men With HIV Can Safely Become Fathers

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The Medical Challenges of HIV

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First Agora baby turns 10!

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The Advantages of Using a Fertility Clinic for Donor Sperm

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Heather Peace, actress musician and LGBT activist joined the Agora

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Business Women Excellence Awards

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Actress Heather Peace Joins the Agora Clinic at Pride Parade

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Agora Invests in the Embryoscope™ from Vitrolife

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ZIKA VIRUS AND MICROCEPHALY: Our advice to pregnant women and those hoping to get pregnant

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You don’t need to take supplements, you can get everything you need from a good diet

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Lying down with legs raised after sex will increase chances of conceiving – really?

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FERTILITY MYTHS BUSTED 4: A normal menstrual cycle is 28 days

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The Agora Clinic Wins Innovation and Top Business Award

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Does having sex every day increase your chances of conceiving?

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10 DIET CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 10 – TAKE SUPPLEMENTS

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10 DIET CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 6 – ANTI OXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS

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10 DIET CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 5 – EAT SMART

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10 DIET CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 4 – GO FULL FAT

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10 DIET CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 3 – SWITCH TO OLIVE OIL

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Folic Acid and Fertility

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LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT COULD BOOST YOUR FERTILITY: 9 – Reduce stress

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Agora’s response to mother’s bid to use dead daughter’s eggs fails

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