Special Advisor：Markus Montag, Ph.D., Prof. より
Fertility preservation for women is becoming increasingly important in nowadays
society. Ovarian tissue freezing and later retransplantation has been shown to be a
successful option for fertility preservation. Meanwhile 80 healthy babies were born
worldwide using this new therapy. The concept of ovarian tissue banking in a
specialized cryobank offering the highest quality standards is considered as the best
way forward. The ovarian tissue bank opened by Dr. Kyono in Tokyo will be the first of
it´s kind in Japan. We are proud to be part of the initiative of Dr. Kyono to offer a central
ovarian tissue freezing service to Japanese women and we wish Dr. Kyono and his team
all the best in serving the Japanese society.
Markus Montag, Ph.D., Prof. (マルクス モンターク) CEO,
ilabcomm GmbH Sankt Augustin, Germany
Dr. Montag started his carreer at the German Cancer Research Centre in developmental biology.
He continued as post-doc in the team of Prof SC Ng, the father of the first SUZI baby at the National University Hospital Singapore.
In 1993 he started as laboratory director in IVF, first in a private IVF unit, then at the University of Bonn from 1995 to 2011 and finally
at the University of Heidelberg until 2013.
Since 2013 he serves as CEO of his consultancy company called ilabcomm.
He has published more than 200 peer reviewed articles, 20 book chapters and started editing his own books.
He is worldwide involved in counselling IVF centres, lecturing and educating young people.
Among his major achievements are the introduction of laser technology in the IVF laboratory,
the establishment of the ESHRE trial on polar body biopsy and array CGH for PGS and the foundation of
the German network for fertility protection for women (FertiPROTEKT).
His major topics of interest are the identification of the potential of embryos, time-lapse technology and ovarian tissue banking.