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Wunschbaby Institut Feichtinger

History of the Wunschbaby-Zentrum

1982
First IVF-baby born in Austria

1983
Establishment of the institute by Professor Wilfried Feichtinger, a "medical" father of the first IVF-baby born in Vienna

1984
Development of the ultrasonic transvaginal follicle puncture by Professor Wilfried Feichtinger in cooperation with the Austrian ultrasound company "Kretz-Technik"

1990
Introduction of Laser-Assisted Hatching and development of the laser instrument in cooperation with the company "LISA-Laser"

1993
Introduction of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

1994
Birth of the first ICSI baby and surgical extraction of sperm from testes

1995
World Congress for IVF and Assisted Reproduction in Vienna, presided over by Professor Wilfried Feichtinger

1999
Transfer to the new building in the 13th district of Vienna, Lainzer Straße 6

2000
IVF Funds granted to the institute; since then majority of costs for IVF-treatments covered by funding

2002
Renaming of "Institute for Sterility Care" in the Wunschbaby Zentrum to "Institute for the Desire To Have a Child"

2005
First successful preimplantation diagnostics in the Wunschbaby Center

2006 Since establishment of institute, approximately 5,000 - 6,000 IVF-babies born