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The active research projects are available for viewing on the clinique ovo website, in the waiting room’s television screens and on the clinicaltrials.gov website.

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This project allows you to personalize the day of your frozen embryo transfer.

Principal Investigator: Dr Jacques Kadoch


Summary: The objective of the project is to compare standard frozen embryo transfer (substituted TEC) with sub TEC using the adhesioRT test to determine when the endometrium is receptive to receive the frozen embryo.
* Costs associated with adhesioRT test procedures will be covered.


Number of participants: 120


Learn more about adhesioRT : adhesioRT page link


Project Coordinator: Sophie Leblanc – For further information on this study, contact the person in charge of the project at (514) 798-2000 ext 617 or at R-D@cliniqueovo.com


GROWTH HORMONE (recruitment completed)
Adjuvant growth hormone therapy in in-vitro fertilization: a randomized controlled trial

Principal Investigator : Dr Jacques Kadoch


Sponsor : ovo fertility


Partnership : EMD Serono Canada


Summary: In an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle, ovarian stimulation drugs (gonadotrophins) are usually taken to stimulate the ovaries to produce more than one egg. IVF protocols are constantly under review in order to improve the recruitment of the follicles, which contains the eggs, while minimizing the doses of gonadotropins required with the ultimate aim of increasing the live birth rate. The addition of growth hormone, which is a biological hormone that can be synthetically produced, as a supplement to gonadotrophins in an IVF cycle, has been suggested as a way in which IVF pregnancy rates may be increased.
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of using growth hormone therapy as a supplement during her treatment


Number of participants : 528, recruitment will be done only at the clinique ovo.


Project Coordinator: Michelle Roberge – For further information on this study, contact the person in charge of the project at (514) 798-2000 ext 755 or at R-D@cliniqueovo.com.


ClinicalTrials.gov ID : NCT01715324

GAVI (recruitment completed)
Evaluation of an automated vitrification system in comparison with the traditional manual vitrification technique by verifying the impact of the user on the survival rate and on the pregnancy rate.

Principal Investigator: Simon Phillips, Msc, director of the embryology department at clinique ovo.


Sponsor: ovo fertility


In collaboration with EMD Serono


Summary : GAVI, the automated vitrification system (freezing of the embryos) developped by an Australian team and commercialized in Canada since 2016, is being studied to confirm its equivalence with the manual vitrification technique done by the embryologists. Results from previous studies have shown that GAVI’s automated vitrification system is comparable to the CRYOTOP manual technique used at clinique ovo. With this research project, clinique ovo wants to verify if there is an added advantage to using GAVI’s automated vitrification system. Since this system is automated, we believe it may better the results for the cryopreservation (freezing) of embryos.


Number of participants needed: 168


Number of recruiting sites: 01, clinique ovo


Project Coordinator: Lindsay Joseph – To learn more about this research project, please contact (514) 798-2000 ext. 756 or at

CHRONIC ENDOMETRITIS (recruitment completed)
Chronic endometritis in patients with repetitive miscarriages or repeated implantation failures following IVF treatments.

Principal Investigator : Dr. Joanne Benoît, MD


Sponsor : ovo fertility


Summary : Chronic endometritis is a persistent inflammation of the endometrium. Clinically, it presents a few or no symptoms. It is sometimes characterized by vaginal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, discomfort during intercourse and persistent white vaginal discharge. Absence or presence of chronic endometritis is detected by histological analysis of the endometrial biopsy.
Few studies have demonstrated that endometritis may have an impact on the uterine implantation of the embryo and hence, explain repetitive miscarriages and repeated implantation failures.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the frequency of chronic endometritis in patients presenting repetitive miscarriages and repeated implantation failures during in vitro fertilization treatments.


Number of participants: 200 women


Project Coordinator : Sophie Leblanc – For further information on this study, contact the person in charge of the project at (514) 798-2000 ext 617 or at R-D@cliniqueovo.com.



IUI scratching

Randomized controlled trial on the impact of uterine scratching prior to intrauterine insemination in unexplained infertility.

Principal Investigator : Dr Louise Lapensée, MD


Sponsor : ovo fertility


Summary : Among the possible medical care in assisted reproduction for couples affected by unexplained infertility, several methods can be considered, including initially increasing the number of oocytes by ovarian stimulation and synchronizing intrauterine insemination (IUI) of sperm during ovulation. Most of the time, this is ovarian stimulation with clomiphene citrate, tamoxifen, letrozole and / or gonadotropin, possibly followed by IUI.
However, an emerging medical practice, endometrial scratching, would benefit couples with unexplained infertility. This corresponds to the realization of a microtrauma of the endometrium using a Cornier pipelle. This procedure is recognized in IVF for women with unexplained repeated implantation failures because it increases pregnancy rates.


Number of participants: 197 patients per cohort for a total of 394, unicentric recruitment at the ovo clinic.


Project Coordinator : Michelle Roberge – For more information on this research project, you can contact the person in charge of the project at (514) 798-2000 ext 602 or at R-D@cliniqueovo.com.



Effect of personalized dosages of Rekovelle on the number of mature follicles reached in intra-uterine insemination

Principal Investigator : Dr Jacques Kadoch, MD


Sponsor : ovo fertility


Collaboration with: Ferring pharmaceuticals, subsidy holder


Summary : The aim of the research project is to evaluate the dose response of Rekovelle when we use a personalized dose during 3 intrauterine inseminations. We will also assess the adjustment of these doses of Rekovelle after each insemination. Rekovelle is the first recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) derived from a human cell line now approved by Health Canada.
Anyone participating in the research project will receive a prescription for Rekovelle. The prescribed dose of Rekovelle will be determined by the weight as well as the AMH strength present in the medical file. AMH, the antimüllerian hormone, is a marker of ovarian reserve and an indicator of female reproductive potential.


Number of participants: 110 patients


Project Coordinator : Lindsay Joseph – For more information on this research project, you can contact the person in charge of the project at (514) 798-2000 ext 756 or at R-D@cliniqueovo.com.





















MOM (recruitment completed)
A randomised double blind placebo controlled study evaluating the effect of probiotics for an ongoing healthy pregnancy and the newborn.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jacques Kadoch


Sponsor: Lallemand Health Solutions


Summary : During pregnancy, the women’s body experiences many biologic and physiologic changes. Modifications are also observed within the vaginal and intestinal microbiotas. Unbalanced microbiotas may increase risks of pregnancy complications affecting the mother or new born due to some related infections. The current available treatments for these types of urogenital infections may not always work to prevent recurring infections and often they tend to be recurrent, develop resistance and may have some secondary effects and counter-indications.
Many researches have demonstrated the advantages to intake probiotics for the modulation of the immune response. The probiotics contribute in the maintenance of healthy microbiotas by strengthening the inflammatory and immune response as well as the maintenance of a balanced PH level.
Other studies are essential to observe the potential positive effects on pregnant women. The intake of probiotics could benefit the health of pregnant women by reducing the numbers of viral infections and digestive/intestinal troubles. The intake of probiotic during pregnancy and breastfeeding could also demonstrate positive effects on the mother and newborn. This could lower the risk of mastitis, maintain the healthy digestive system development, protecting against the pathogenic agent and regulating the immune response.
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of the intake of probiotics during pregnancy and the first few weeks after birth. This objective will be evaluated with the documentation of the number of viral, fungal and bacterial infections, maintenance of a healthy pregnancy and the beneficial impact in pregnant women, their newborn and during breastfeeding.
Number of participants required: 240 pregnant women between 26 and 28 week of pregnancy and being followed by an obstetrician at clinique ovo.


Project coordinator : Michelle Roberge


For more information on this research project, you may communicate with the project coordinators at 514-798-2000 extension 755 or by email at : R-D@cliniqueovo.com