State of the Art In Vitro Fertilization Lab
Denver Fertility’s new state of the art IVF lab offers the latest in lab protocols and treatment. Our lab layout and development was overseen by Dr. Albrecht, Dr. Ambler, and phenomenal embryologists; Jennifer DiStefano and Ellen Marello. Jennifer and Ellen have consulted all over the world in cutting edge IVF lab design. In addition, the lab is overseen by Laboratory Director Dr. Bryan Kloos.
Denver Fertility’s Lab features the latest in advanced REI lab equipment, lab clean room, treatment room, semen analysis collection room, three procedure recovery rooms, a private consultation room, and private relaxing lobby. Our Clean room is a secure enclosed area in the lab with an air filtration system, which allows for a temperature-controlled environment free of bacteria meeting all US Federal standards. Denver Fertility’s IVF Lab offers a comfortable environment for patient procedures combined with latest technology advancement’s in lab design to ensure a successful treatment outcome.
Fully Accredited Lab By The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Denver Fertility is an officially accredited IVF laboratory. For those of you who may not know, The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations [MOU1] (JCAHO / TJC) is an independent organization that certifies and accredits health care programs in the United States. TJC sends professional inspectors to laboratories across the country to ensure that their staff, facilities, and procedures meet the exceptionally high standards of TJC which greatly exceed the regulations set forth by state and federal government. There is no requirement for IVF labs to be accredited, however, we feel strongly that accountability to a third-party organization is a core component towards conveying our commitment to exceptional quality to our patients.
LifeAire Filtration System
Denver Fertility was just recently recognized by LifeAire as a center of excellence. Air quality is often an underemphasized aspect of the embryo culture system. It has been demonstrated time and time again that embryos can be negatively impacted from pollutants in the laboratory air. They simply grow better when they are in a protected environment. LifeAire was designed with IVF in mind. The ability to remove pollutants such as airborne microbes and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the lab is of critical importance.
Embryology Lab Director Bryan T Kloos, PhD HCLD
Dr. Kloos is an accomplished and well-respected scientist, embryologist, and laboratory director with over 20 years of experience in the field of Human Reproduction. He is a renowned expert in all aspects of clinical IVF, Andrology and Tissue Banking with a special emphasis on Laboratory Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management, all critical elements to attaining consistently high pregnancy rates. He is also sought out by leading edge biotechnology firms in the reproductive medicine space for his expertise in scientific study design as it relates to improving fertility outcomes.
Dr. Kloos earned his PhD degree from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and has worked at many large and successful IVF practices including the Fertility Centers of New England where he was the Embryology and Andrology laboratory supervisor and Park Avenue Fertility where he served as the Laboratory Director. Dr. Kloos had his scientific work presented in both national and international conferences. In his spare time, Dr. Kloos enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with his Family and Friends.
Senior Embryologist Matt Wilson
Matt graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It was during his time at K-State where he developed a real interest in pursuing a career in Embryology. Matt has been around Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) most of his life, as his father started working in human IVF in the early 90’s. He began his career in Embryology in 2014 and has since had experience working at high volume successful labs. Matt enjoys the science of IVF/ICSI and the challenges it can present. He feels it’s incredibly rewarding to know that he is helping patients achieve their dreams of having a family.
Laboratory Manager Katie Gualtieri
Katie loves the family like atmosphere at Albrecht Women’s Care and how all patients are treated with attentive individual care. Mrs. Gualtieri is a Colorado native, who graduated from Colorado State University in 2002 with a BS in Microbiology. She then went onto graduate from PSL School of Medical Technology in 2003, with a BS in Medical Technology. Additionally, Katie is a ASCP certified Medical Laboratory Scientist. In her personal time, Katie’s passion is raising and training Warmblood Sporthorses and high level competing around the country in show jumping events. Mrs. Gualtieri is happily married with two young children, two dogs, and several horses. Professionally, her greatest reward is every time patients return with their beautiful babies.