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PMAtlantique Centre

The PMAtlantique Assisted Reproductive Technology Centre is located within a complete technical unit enabling the couples who wish it to benefit from a global and personalised care programme to fulfil their desire to have a child.


The PMAtlantique centre, located inside the Polyclinique de l’Atlantique, benefits from the Polyclinique’s infrastructures with an operating unit offering the latest innovative techniques of fertility surgery and an important biology laboratory. The quality of care for couples is certified and maintained by the ISO 9001-2008 certification obtained in 2011.

Once the pregnancy occurs, the Polyclinique de l’Atlantique gives you the possiblity to be followed within one of the largest maternity units in France with an on-call complete team on site (obstetrician-gynaecologist, anaesthetist, paediatrician) and a neonatalogy unit if your baby requires special care.

On average, the centre carries out 1.000 IVF and ICSI (In Vitro Fertilisation with micro-injection) attempts, almost 500 cycles of cryopreserved embryo transfers and almost 600 cycles with an intrauterine insemination per year (these figures reflect the activity for 2010, 2011 and 2012).

In Vitro Fertilisation History

1978: 1st In Vitro Fertilisations in the world: birth of Louise Brown (Great Britain)
1982: 1st In vitro Fertilisations in France: birth of Amandine
1983: Melbourne – birth of the first child from an oocyte donation.
1984: Birth of Zoe (Pregnancy following a cryopreserved embryo transfer – Australia)
1990: Assisted Fertilisation Techniques (PZD-SUZI)
1992: Beginning of ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection – Belgium): injection of a spermatozoon into the oocyte
1994: first law on Bioethics
1999: Good Practice Guide in ART
1999: 1st pre-implantation diagnosis in France (DPI)


Centre history

In 1983, one year after Amandine (the first “test-tube” baby born in France), the IVF activity would start in Nantes, in our Centre, with the birth of the first IVF baby in Nantes.

A few key dates in the history of our IVF Centre:
1985: 1st In Vitro Fertilisations in Nantes: birth of Rozenn
1998: introduction of ICSI in the laboratory
1998: introduction of embryo cryopreservation
2007: orientation towards a unique embryo transfer strategy and extended culture to the blastocyte stage.
2008: introduction of the IMSI technique
2010: general use of ultrasound during transfers
June 2011: Centre labelling with ISO 9001 certification
March 2012: Introduction of embryo and oocyte vitrification technique
April 2012: 1st pregnancy coming from desvitrified embryos
September 2012: 1st Centre in France to introduce the RI Witness system
November 2012: 1st Centre in France to introduce the Primo-Vision system

Within 10 years, almost 2,500 babies were born thanks to the ART techniques carried out in our Centre, including 268 in 2009.

Novembre 2015