This state of the art establishment measuring 580 square meters of beneficial space is situated on the top floor (4th) of a modern newly constructed building in Limassol, Cyprus. It incorporates amongst others a concealed positively pressurised sterile area designed in the context of a sterilisation room, a scrab room, a large egg collection suite, a second theater hosting embryo replacements and a specifically designed embryology laboratory connected to the two theaters via specially designed air- tight windows. The walls and the compartment separation units within this area are made of medical partition panels which are recommended for IVF purposes by the European Union. The floor of the sterile area is surgically approved layered by copper antistatic material whereas the roof accommodates HEPA Class B air filtration systems for ultimate sterility. Clean air circulates on a continuous basis ensuring a sterile environment. Medical gases necessary for clinical and laboratory applications as well as for the requirements of the patient recovery rooms are supplied through an electronically operating gas bank system situated outside the premises.
Genesis is a dedicated fertility institution in Cyprus and the only establishment to have acquired European Union tissue directive clearance in Cyprus, Greece, the Eastern and Central European Union countries. This is to say that Genesis complies with all prerequisites set by the guidelines of the European Union in relation to standards of quality and safety for the donation, procurement, testing, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human tissues and cells. Genesis has been in this respect granted license to undertaking any type of clinical and/or laboratory fertility intervention available in human to date.
The unprecedented construction and mechanical engineering of the unit ensures continuous control of any potential emission of contaminants within the positively pressurized “clean” area. It has been reported that such working environments maximize yields and optimize success rates...
The founder and scientific director of Genesis Clinic Savvas Koundouros is an accredited clinical embryologist with almost 20 years of working experience in the field of assisted human reproduction. He is a British graduate (University of Birmingham) and has specialised in clinical science at King’s College Hospital in London. Savvas Koundouros has completed a PhD research related work on polycystic ovarian syndrome manifestation and is currently pursuing a second research thesis on Human Embryonic Stem Cells with the institute of Medical Research at Monash University in Melbourne Australia. Savvas has substantial experience in the field of human embryo pre-implantation genetic diagnosis having performed most possibly more embryo biopsies and subsequent diagnoses worldwide. It is estimated that more than 25000 embryos have been biopsied and diagnosed to date. Savvas has personally trained numerous embryologists who are now pursuing a career in this field.
The clinical director of the clinic Dr. Nearchos Papacostas M.D. MB., B.Ch. is a specialist Obstetrician-Gynaecologist. Dr. Papacostas has completed his post graduate training at WITS University, Johannesburg South Africa. He has considerable expertise in Infertility Management, Assisted Reproductive Technics and Endoscopic Operative Gynaecology.
Dr. Harris is the clinic's major anaesthetist. He holds a doctor of medicine degree from Ioannina university in Greece and has received his specialisation in the UK. He has spent several years working as a consultant anaesthetist in Glasgow, Scotland hospitals and has trained a number of other doctors in the field of anaesthesia.
The senior staff nurse, Mrs. Maria Georgieva has worked for more than 20 years in surgical theaters and has remarkable knowledge and working experience in such clinical interventions. She is a very caring professional and follows updates on infertility on a regular basis.
Ms. Beata Hornyakova has been trained by Savvas Koundouros to become efficient in all laboratory techniques associated with IVF. She holds a BA(Hons) degree and apart from her responsibilities in clinical embryology she is the manager of the seminology laboratory and the sperm bank. Beata is occasionally assisted by other embryologists who work at Genesis Clinic on a locum basis.
Ms. Larissa Stylianou is the clinic’s manager and controls archives and other treatment particulars relating to all patients. She holds a BA(Hons) degree form Moscow university at Economics. Ms. Stylianou organises treatment schedules and assures the smooth running of the unit.