At Institut Marquès we have a constant desire to keep on researching in order to discover the latest scientific and health advances. Therefore, various institutions and associations from different sectors recognise our work with exceptional prizes.
“Top 5 influential Leaders in Healthcare 2023”
“Best Practice Recognition in Vitrification”
The IVF laboratory of Institut Marquès laboratory has been awarded for its excellent clinical results in embryo and oocyte vitrification. The Kitazato brand awards these prizes among the Assisted Reproduction clinics that use its vitrification medium together with the Cryotop support for the cryopreservation of embryos and oocytes.
This is a quality accreditation that certifies our excellent survival rates. As a pioneering brand in the optimisation of vitrification, Kitazato carries out a strict annual evaluation of the results of the different laboratories, comparing their results and success rates. In 2023, Institut Marquès has been awarded its “Best Practice Recognition in Vitrification” certificate.
Dr. Marisa López-Teijón, “Most Innovative Leader” according to the magazine The Silicon Review
The prestigious business magazine dedicates its cover to Dr. Marisa López Teijón, whom it distinguishes as one of the leaders in her sector. For her trajectory in the world of medicine and assisted reproduction, it highlights her work as a researcher and promoter of innovation in her sector.
The article highlights her career, challenges, experiences and success story with examples such as the creation of the Embryo Adoption Programme at Institut Marquès and her studies on the effects of music on the beginning of life, as well as her involvement in research into the relationship between environmental toxins and fertility.
“Outstanding patient experience during fertility treatment 2023”, according to the European Fertility Society
Once again, the excellence in Patient Care at Institut Marquès has been recognised by the European Fertility Society (EFS) at the annual awards of this international organisation. This is the second time that this centre has received an award for the “Patient Experience” during their Assisted Reproduction treatment.
The internationalisation of the Embryo Forest project and the protocols to guarantee a personalised experience during embryo transfer are the two initiatives that have led the EFS to choose Institut Marquès again in 2023 as one of the best fertility clinics in the world.
Dr. Borja Marquès, director of the centre, collected the award presented at a meeting held to coincide with the annual congress of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Marquès emphasised at the event that “It is a recognition of the efforts we are making to guarantee excellent care for our patients. One of our main initiatives has been the creation of a “Patient Experience” committee, which works in collaboration with all departments to maintain and improve the quality of our services”.
NATIONAL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE 2023
Institut Marquès has once again been awarded the National Award for Assisted Reproduction Medicine for its improved results in Assisted Reproduction, for its R&D activity and for a track record that goes back over 100 years. This award is a further recognition of the clinic’s work in helping patients from all over the world to achieve pregnancy.
Dr. Borja Marquès, Director of Institut Marquès, received this prestigious award at an event dedicated to the medical sector held in Madrid. In his speech, Dr. Marquès referred to research and medical advances to continue increasing the good results of Assisted Reproduction treatments. He also stressed the importance of emotional support and personalised patient care. In this sense, excellence and teamwork are key, according to the Director of the centre, to successfully help people who need medical treatment to start a family.
The Leaders Globe selects Institut Marquès among the 30 leading health brands for 2022
The magazine’s editorial team has selected the brands that currently stand out for their use of new technologies and the quality of their service. Taking into account the adaptation of these companies to the Covid-19 crisis, it has chosen those that constitute an example at international level. Among them, Institut Marquès stands out as one of the leading centres in the world of Assisted Reproduction. The Leaders Globe is one of the largest international platforms for business magazines. Its aim is to discover the global leaders in different sectors and to divulge the secrets of the success of the best brands. Institut Marquès has been included in its edition dedicated to the 30 leading health brands in 2022, highlighting its efforts in R&D to achieve the best results to help families around the world to fulfil their dream of having a child.
Institut Marquès, Best Spanish Fertility Clinic 2021
Since its creation 18 years ago, the Global GAMECHANGERS Awards (ACQ5) distinguish the achievements, innovation and excellence of the most outstanding organisations and professionals around the world. In 2021, it has once again chosen Institut Marquès as the Spanish clinic with the best medical practices, awarding it the title of “Best Medical Practice Operator of the Year 2021”.
In its platform, ACQ5 has highlighted the capacity of Institut Marquès to innovate and improve results in Assisted Reproduction. In addition to the use of music in In Vitro Fertilisation treatments, the application of new technologies in all its processes stands out. On the other hand, the success of the Embryo Adoption Programme is another of the milestones highlighted by ACQ5 to distinguish Institut Marquès as a pioneering centre in the Assisted Reproduction sector. Thanks to this initiative launched in 2004, more than 2,000 children have been born worldwide.
Each year, the ACQ5 Country Awards select the winners in each category by strict voting among its more than 245,000 subscribers, managers of companies in different sectors around the world
The Objetivo Bienestar platform distinguishes Dr Marisa López-Teijón with the Innovation Award for her “advances in Assisted Reproduction”.
The work of Dr Marisa López-Teijón has been recognised by the digital magazine Objetivo Bienestar with the Innovation Award for her “advances in Assisted Reproduction”. In its sixth edition, the platform has awarded the 8 personalities and brands that have contributed the most to women’s wellbeing and has had sustainability as a guiding thread.
The director of Institut Marquès received the award during an event held in Madrid, attended by some sixty guests and hosted by Elsa Anka.
In her speech, Dr Marisa López-Teijón highlighted how, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Institut Marquès faced the difficulties that health restrictions imposed on those who wanted to have a child through assisted reproduction techniques: innovating in telemedicine.
The 6th Objetivo Bienestar Awards have also been celebrated with different actions on the Internet and social networks. Since it was launched in 2014, Objetivo Bienestar has been a Prisma Publicaciones (Grupo Planeta) newspaper that is a pioneer in health, nutrition and healthy habits.
“The Business Fame” magazine chooses Dr. Marisa López-Teijón as one of the most innovative business leaders of 2021
The Director of Institut Marquès, Dr Marisa López-Teijón, has received “The Most Innovative Business Leaders Revamping The Future 2021-V3” award given annually by The Business Fame magazine as “one of the most innovative business leaders who are transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same”.
In this particular issue, the magazine features visionary business organisations. It publishes stories of remarkable projects and companies, as well as people who have left their imprint on the world through their ideas, values and will. “The Business Fame” is a global media organisation followed by entrepreneurs, managers and opinion leaders.
The article dedicated to Dr. Marisa López-Teijón and Institut Marquès is titled “Making families smile by giving them the gift of life” and it reflects the key to the success of the international assisted reproduction centre. It reflects the words of Dr López-Teijón: “our motivation is the patients, their stories, our colleagues, encouraging teamwork and all those who are part of it”. The Director of the centre adds that “our medical speciality is science, magic and art. It is continuous innovation to improve fertility treatments and, even with the progress of medicine, each embryo and each baby brings us the magic of the beginning of life”.
The European Fertility Society has awarded Institut Marquès for its excellence in patient care during fertility treatment
The European Fertility Society (EFS) has recognised Institut Marquès with the “Award for Outstanding Patient Experience during Fertility Treatment”. This is one of the Fertility Care Awards 2021 that the EFS grants annually to recognise those clinics, organisations, products and services that pay special attention to the well-being of their patients in their day-to-day lives and that stand out in the key areas of Assisted Reproduction.
In his speech during the awards ceremony, Dr Àlex Garcia-Faura, Scientific Director of Institut Marquès, defined the “daily effort to take care of the well-being of our patients as a work of ants that involves all the people who are part of the centre”.
He also pointed out the importance of “providing special attention to men, thanks to our experience in the treatment of the male factor, with the redesign of the sperm collection rooms (EPS), or the incorporation a few years ago of an application that allows all families to see online the evolution of their embryos in the incubator, the Embryomobile“.
The study “Signs of self-repair of embryos in the IVF laboratory”, awarded by the SEGO
The study “Signs of self-repair of embryos in the IVF laboratory“, recently presented by Dr Borja Marquès as a communication in the 36th Congress of the Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SEGO), has won the prize in its category. This work proposes changing the criteria for determining whether embryos are suitable for transfer to the womb in In Vitro Fertilisation treatments.
Embryo cells work as a team to repair themselves
The study’s findings suggest that embryos possess a previously unknown self-correcting mechanism. According to this work, embryos that have undergone reverse cleavage (disappearance of some of their cells) or multinucleation (presence of two or more nuclei in some of their cells) can give rise to a normal pregnancy and the birth of a healthy baby.
Thanks to the incubators with time-lapse cameras (Embryoscope), in the laboratories of Institut Marquès it has been possible to capture images of embryos with reverse cleavage reabsorbing their own cells and of multinucleated embryos expelling the abnormal cells on the 4th or 5th day of life. To achieve this, the development of more than 20,000 embryos was analysed, from fertilisation until they reached the blastocyst stage.
21 Elite Women in Business, 2021
Dr Marisa López-Teijón has been selected by the magazine Aspioneer as one of the most outstanding professionals of 2021. Its special edition “21 Elite Women in Business, 2021”, highlights the work of those entrepreneurs who are leading change by breaking the “glass ceiling” and making an impact in the business world. This magazine is distributed internationally with subscribers around the world. It is aimed at professionals and managers in all types of organisations with the objective of keeping them informed of trends in different sectors.
Aspioneer has created a well-known “ranking” dedicated to women in business with the aim of making their contribution to the transformation of the economic and social system visible, but also to offer an inspiration to all those who dream of making their way among the new generations of leaders. That is why, in her interview with Dr Marisa López-Teijón, it highlights her career and the success story of Institut Marquès. This article also analyses the future challenges in Assisted Reproduction faced by professionals such as Dr López-Teijón in order to help families who wish to start a family.
The 10 Dexterous Business Leaders of 2021
The business magazine Mirror Review has become a prestigious platform for technology lovers, business people and entrepreneurs. In its May issue it has chosen the Director of Institut Marquès as one of the most dexterous leaders of 2021 and it has included her in its ranking The 10 Dexterous Business Leaders of 2021.
Dr Marisa López-Teijón has been chosen as an example of innovation and application of technological solutions in the field of Assisted Reproduction. In an extensive interview in the magazine and on the website of this international publication, Dr López-Teijón explains how our centre has managed to improve success rates in fertility treatments thanks to the use of the latest innovations in In-Vitro-Fertilisation laboratories.
Adapting to changing times and striving for excellence in patient care have made Institut Marquès a renowned international centre that treats patients from more than fifty countries, explains the Director of Institut Marquès.
Institut Marquès, National XXI Century Medicine Award in Assisted Reproduction
For its nearly 100 years of experience, its commitment to innovation and the excellence it demonstrates every day in helping families in more than 50 countries to make their dream of becoming parents come true, Institut Marquès has been distinguished with the National XXI Century Medicine Award in the category of Assisted Reproduction.
The organising committee of the awards has highlighted the international projection of Institut Marquès and its contribution to research into the treatment of infertility. It is one of the centres with the best success rates in In Vitro Fertilisation and the best technology in Assisted Reproduction.
Dr Marisa López-Teijón, Director of Institut Marquès, was in charge of collecting the award at a ceremony attended by prominent members of the medical and healthcare world.
The “National XXI Century Medicine Award ” honours the work of professionals, hospitals, clinics and institutions in the medical sector in Spain. Its goal is to promote excellence and knowledge. The award-winning professionals cover more than 30 medical specialties and, according to the jury, stand out for their dedication, competitiveness, effort, tenacity and creativity.
“Top 10 Most Influential Business Leaders to Follow in 2021”
The special 2021 edition of the Industry Wired magazine has chosen the most influential leaders in the business world based on their experience and authority. This magazine, published in the USA, has selected Dr Marisa López-Teijón, Director of Institut Marquès, among the managers to follow in 2021. It highlights her leadership in Reproductive Medicine and her contribution to this sector. In the interview that Dr López-Teijón gave to Industry Wired, she highlights the importance that Institut Marquès has given to innovation in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Assisted reproduction since its founding. In this sense, the magazine underlines Dr López-Teijón’s studies on music at the beginning of life and also on the role of the male in assisted reproduction processes.
The Director of Institut Marquès, Dr Marisa López-Teijón, selected among the ten most influential women in the health and medical sector.
Business Beyond Exclamation (b!) is an international magazine that focuses on the business sector from the point of view of the most influential entrepreneurs and business leaders. Its aim is to discover the people who inspire the transformation of our world and are decisive in technological evolution through their knowledge, achievements and work.
In its first issue of 2021, it features the ten most influential women who are making a difference in the health and medical sector. The research team at Beyond Exclamation! wanted to acknowledge the work and career of Dr Marisa López-Teijón, Director of Institut Marquès, by including her in their list and choosing her for the cover of this special edition. Read more
Objetivo Bienestar 2020 Award for “Excellence in Assisted Reproduction”
In the fifth edition of its awards, the online magazine Objetivo Bienestar has chosen Institut Marquès as one of the eight companies that have contributed the most, during 2020, to the well-being of women.
The award for “Excellence in Assisted Reproduction” represents a recognition of the trajectory of Institut Marquès as a pioneer clinic introducing the latest techniques in Assisted Reproduction in our country.
This award also responds to the effort to normalise the treatment of infertility and to vindicate the right of all women to be mothers whenever and however they decide. The 5th edition of the Objetivo Bienestar Awards has been held online with different actions on the Internet and on social media. Since its creation in 2014, Objetivo Bienestar is a pioneering Spanish website focusing on health, nutrition and healthy habits. Hand in hand with the best experts and professionals in the sector, it has more than 500,000 monthly readers. Its beauty and lifestyle contents are also pioneering due to its sustainable and ecological point of view.
Institut Marquès, one of the most innovative companies of 2020 by CXO Magazine
The renowned American magazine CXO Fortune has chosen Institut Marquès as one of the most innovative companies of the year for its contribution to the development of new technologies and for the quality of its services and treatments. Published in the magazine of August, as well as on its website, it has devoted an extensive report to the new technologies applied to reproductive medicine at Institut Marquès.
In its article, CXO Fortune highlights the trajectory of Institut Marquès. It attaches great importance to its history and the familiar character of its origins. In today’s society, with the delay of motherhood, the emergence of new family models and the increase of fertility problems, Institut Marquès is considered by this magazine as one of the most advanced international clinics in terms of technology and services in Assisted Reproduction. Embryomobile, the Erotic Personal System or the use of music in the In Vitro Fecundation laboratory, as well as the scientific and informative trajectory of its director, Dr Marisa López-Teijón, are some of the differential values of Institut Marquès according to CXO Fortune. Thanks to this recognition, Institut Marquès has received the certificate of excellence and the seal of quality of the publication.
“30 best Leaders to watch”: the magazine The Silicon Review includes Institut Marquès in its annual ranking
Institut Marquès is one of the companies selected by the renowned business magazine “The Silicon Review” as one of the top 30 companies to follow: “30 Best Leaders to watch”. This magazine, dedicated to discover the most influential innovations worldwide, is published in California and backed by the world´s leading technology institution.
This magazine specialising in technology highlights the innovations of Institut Marquès in reproductive medicine, such as Embryomobile and the use of music in incubators during the embryo development. Also, its research in terms of male fertility, the embryo adoption programme, the good laboratory results, as well as the development of Babypod and its studies about the effect of music in foetuses during pregnancy. Read more
Institut Marquès is the assisted reproduction clinic with best medical practices in 2020.
Institut Marquès has been recognised by the prestigious international platform ACQ5 as the assisted reproduction clinic with best medical practices in 2020. The “Best Medical Practice Operator of the year” is part of the “ACQ5 Country Awards” that are awarded to those organisations and individuals that demonstrate high rates of excellence and quality in their expertise sector, and to those who are considered to have made the greatest contribution to the growth of their country in recent years. Created in 2006, the ACQ5 Country Awards select each year the winners of each category by strict ballot among its more than 215,000 subscribers. It is the oldest and more far-reaching prize currently awarded in this business area. At the end of last year, nearly 110,000 votes were received to appoint the 2020 winners.
Assisted Reproduction Physician of the Year.
Doctors specialising in Assisted Reproduction have chosen Dr Marisa López-Teijón as the “Assisted Reproduction Physician of the Year”, taking into account her work, her achievements, trajectory and engagement This award is granted to 20 Spanish doctors of different specialties. In the case of Dr López Teijón, the social impact of her work in the assisted reproduction field stands out. She received the award in Madrid the course of an event with the attending of journalists, politicians and CEOs from the medical community
Innovation & Excellence Awards 2020.
Institut Marquès has been chosen as “Reference Centre in Assisted Reproduction 2020” by the International Networking and corporate information platform “Corporate Live Wire”. Institut Marquès also becomes part of the annual Innovation and Excellence Awards guide that this platform distributes among companies and professionals from all over the world. The nominees for the award are selected taking into consideration factors such as service, innovation, experience and sustainability, among others.
ACQ5 Global Awards 2019.
The renowned International platform ACQ5 has awarded Institut Marquès as European Company of the Year in two different categories: Healthcare Category in Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology and “Gamechanger of the year” for setting trend in this healthcare area. The ACQ Global Awards have been held since 2006 and select the winners of each category by strictly voting among its more than 215.000 members. This is the oldest and most far-reaching award of this business area. In 2019, nearly 97,500 nominations were received.
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The Forest of Embryos, selected among 101 business actions examples #ForTheClimate (#PorElClima).
Institut Marquès’ Corporate Social Responsibility project, “The Forest of Embryos”, has been selected by the community project #PorElClima as one of the 101 business examples that are recognised for their commitment and work against climate emergency. These 101 initiatives are part of a report that is presented in the context of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, which will take place in December 2019 in Madrid.
ASEBIR award 2019 for the research of Institut Marquès about embryo evolution.
At the 10th Congress of the Spanish Association for the study of Reproductive Biology (Asebir) the study “Embryos able to exclude multinucleated cells during blastulation increase their reproductive potential” has received the Asebir Award 2019.
Dr Marisa López-Teijón was awarded the European Medal for Merit in Work 2019 at the European Association of Economy and Competitiveness in Madrid.
The European Association of Economy and Competitiveness (AEDEEC) has awarded Dr Marisa López- Teijón the European Medal for Merit in Work 2019 in recognition of her brilliant professional career and for her great work as CEO of Institut Marquès. This distinction is awarded based on “optimal compliance with quality standards, customer satisfaction, her trajectory in the healthcare area, among other parameters”.
Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Award as the best International Centre of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Assisted Reproduction (GHP Magazine).
This is awarded it is a recognition to its nearly 100 years of existence has succeeded in making a change in the fertility market and has ended up being the best International Reference Centre for Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Assisted Reproduction.
First Prize of the SEGO in the Area of Interest of Sterility and Infertility, 2019 (35th Congress of the SEGO).
The presentation of the findings of a study about single blastocyst transfer has been awarded at the 35th Congress of the Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SEGO). The study proves that, under optimised conditions within the In-Vitro Fertilization Laboratory, transferring a single embryo in blastocyst stage minimises possible obstetric risks associated to multiple pregnancies and it even improves pregnancy rates.
Third prize of the French Society of Reproduction, 2019 (21st National Conference of the French Society of Reproduction, SFR).
Being able to watch your embryos from your mobile phone can increase up to an 11% the pregnancy rates. This is the finding of a scientific study by Institut Marquès, presented at the French Society for Reproduction (SFR) congress. This study has been awarded as the third best one, thus placing value to the work of the medical team of Institut Marquès.
Award Dr Gómez Ulla for Healthcare Excellence 2019.
The Director of Institut Marquès has received the award Dr Gómez Ulla for Healthcare Excellence, granted by the Instituto para la Excelencia Profesional (IEP). This organisation recognises the commitment and passion in their search for excellence of professionals of the medical and pharmaceutical sectors.
Third prize on the competition for the best scientific contribution at the “Societé de Médecine de la Reproduction” Congress 2018.
The communication “The atmospheric pollution diminishes the blastocysts rate in IVF cycles”. This study obtained the third prize on the competition for the best scientific contribution at the “Societé de Médecine de la Reproduction” Congress, in Montpellier. The study shows how atmospheric pollution adversely impacts on In Vitro Fertilisation.
“Cordón y el Pin Académico” by the Ilustre Academia de Ciencias de la Salud Ramón y Cajal.
This award acknowledges the Dr. Marisa López-Teijón accomplishments during her professional career in the field of Assisted Reproduction.
The most downloaded study in Ultrasound journal.
“Ultrasound”, the journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS), has published our study entitled “Fetal Facial Expression in Response to Intravaginally Transmitted Music”, an innovative research project on fetal hearing. This is the most downloaded study in Ultrasound.
Award to the most interesting scientific contribution at the 12th meeting of the Irish Fertility Society.
The communication on the beneficial effects of “Embryomobile” on IVF procedures has been recognised by the Irish Fertility Society at its annual meeting in Dublin.
IGNobel Prize for Medicine, Harvard University
The research of Institut Marquès about music at the beginning of life was recognised at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Harvard University. Thanks to this award, the centre has had the opportunity to present its works at the most prestigious universities all over the world, such as the Imperial College in London, the Aarhus University in Copenhagen and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
National award: Finalist of best SEGO Work, 2017
The study “Determination of the specific reference values of the Anti-Müllerian Hormone, specifically for Spain” was awarded by the Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics during its annual meeting.