The Foundation for Embryonic Competence (FEC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing knowledge and enhancing outcomes in embryonic research, diagnosis, and education. We provide diagnostic tests for patients who are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Our diagnostic tests accurately determine which embryos are more likely to result in a successful pregnancy.
Providing broad access to cutting-edge and highly validated embryonic diagnostic tests that accurately assess the competency of embryos leading to clinically meaningful improvements in pregnancy and delivery rates for individuals being seen at assisted reproductive technology (ART) clinics
Providing preimplantation genetic testing for single gene disorders so that individuals with a known increased risk to have a child with a genetic condition can have testing to reduce their chance of having a child with this condition.
Sponsoring research that advances the field of embryonic competence and provides a clear pathway to improved clinical outcomes and reduced complications for IVF patients
Supporting continuing medical education (CME), graduate-level educational initiatives, and other educational activities to advance our understanding and the application of embryonic diagnostics around the world
Proceeds from the FEC's testing services are used to support research and medical education in the field of embryonic competence.
Formidable history of research and publication in reproductive biology and infertility.
Significant experience providing preimplantation genetic testing for hundreds of thousands of embryos.
Strong collaboration with top IVF clinics and reproductive endocrinologists.
Consultations with board-certified genetic counselors.
Commitment to support research in the field of embryonic competence as demonstrated by millions awarded by the FEC for research since 2014.