The University of Newcastle

Giving birth to a better world

The Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science at the University of Newcastle is the largest research group in the field of reproduction medicine and fertility in Australia, working with humans and across most animal species.

The University of Newcastle (UoN) is internationally recognised for its contribution to human reproduction and fertility. The Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science (PRCRS) is led by Professor John Aitken, who is internationally recognised for his breakthrough research history in this field.

Memphasys is currently funding seven researchers at PRCRS work on innovative new products for improving human and animal reproduction.

Since arriving from the University of Edinburgh to take up a Chair in Biological Sciences at the University of Newcastle in 1999, Professor John Aitken has built a 50-strong research team studying human and animal reproduction, and fertility, and attracted approximately $50 million in external funding, including from both the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

More recently Professor Aitken has researched and developed a novel method for selecting the best sperm from semen that overcomes the problems with the current longstanding laboratory procedures used. “In assisted conception, the best sperm needs to be selected because it will impact the development potential of the embryo,” he explains.

“The University of Newcastle is less than 50 years old and it’s already in the top 3 per cent of the world’s universities. That achievement is amazing and should be recognised as such. Universities are not bricks and mortar – universities are people and there are some fantastic people in this university and I’m very proud to be a member of that community” he said.


Monash IVF Group

Serves to support you on every step of your fertility journey

Monash was an early international pioneer in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), helping achieve Australia’s first IVF baby, the third in the world, in 1980.

Today Monash IVF is the second largest IVF group in Australia. MIVF is a clinical partner in Australia for Memphasys. MIVF is currently participating in a large Felix™ Device clinical trial in four of its Australian clinics.


Mobius Medical

Managing clinical trials for both local and international partners

Mobius Medical is an ISO 9001 certified Australian-owned contract research organisation (CRO) established in 2008, providing outstanding clinical trial management and electronic data capture (EDC) services throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Mobius is currently conducting the Felix™ Device clinical trial in four Monash IVF Australian clinics.

“From managing a single Australian centre for a first-in-human trial, to acting as the Australian Sponsor for large, regional, multi-centre pivotal trials, Mobius has the expertise and resources for virtually all clinical trial requirements. Clinical trial management can encompass the full-service offering, from strategic design advice to clinical study report production or specific tasks such as monitoring”.