Pioneering Role of GDIFR in the success rate of births for IVF patients
Birth by assisted conception has compared in terms of technological sophistication to Man's first landing on the moon!! Our contributions :-
The first IUI- Our contribution to this field of science & technology started with the birth of first baby in India – Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) in 1983, using a technology indigenously developed by Dr. Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar. The birth was reported in 1985 at the 5th World Congress Human Reproduction in Greece.
IVF- In 1982 Dr. S. Ghosh Dastidar was a major contributor in independently developing a lab protocol of IVF in Kolkata, leading to the birth of India's 2nd IVF baby in 1986.
ICSI- In 1995, our centre gave birth to India's first test tube baby by ICSI- ZIFT technology, which till today is the most advanced of all ARTs and the last resort in case of severe, unexplained male infertility. This was followed by the birth of the first triplets by ICSI in 1996.
IVF-SURROGACY- In 2005, the Asia's first surrogate baby for a single father was born at our centre.
In 2010 Prof Robert Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for IVF. The ESHRE published select commemorative comments from leading experts around the world in their special tribute. Dr. Dastidar was the only expert from India who was featured!!