Experts in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Reprogenetics has international offices bringing together some of the brightest minds from Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Peru. We are dedicated to excellent science and exceptional service.

Mireia Sandalinas, M.Sc., Co-Director, Founder, Reprogenetics Spain

Mireia Sandalinas is a Biology graduate and has a Masters degree in Biotechnology from the University of Barcelona. Mireia Sandalinas joined the research team of the Cellular Biology Unit of the Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology of the Faculty of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1992 under the direction of Dr. Josep Santaló. In 1994 she began her training as embryologist in the Institut Dexeus in Barcelona. Read more ->

Carles Giménez, PhD., Laboratory Director

Master in Cellular Biology of the Department of Cellular Biology and Physiology of the Faculty of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1991) and Doctor in Biological Sciences for the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1995), Dr Giménez incorporated into the scientific team of the Institute of Fundamental Biology (at present IBB) under the direction of Dr. Francesca Vidal (1989). From the beginning, his research was focused towards the development of preimplantation genetic diagnosis techniques, in the field of cytogenetics for X-linked disorders, aneuploidy and translocations and later in the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for single gene diseases. Read more ->

Dagan Wells, PhD

Dagan Wells studied at University College London (UCL), obtaining bachelors and doctoral degrees in Genetics. He has been actively involved in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and the study of human gametes and embryos for two decades, conducting his first PGD cases in 1992. After a time spent supervising molecular diagnostics at the UCL Centre for PGD in London, Dr Wells moved to the United States and joined Reprogenetics, one of the largest providers of PGD services in the USA. Read More ->

Elpida Fragouli, PhD

After obtaining her BSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Surrey, UK and her MSc and PhD in human genetics from University College London, Elpida Fragouli worked at the UCL Centre for PGD and then took up a position at Yale University Medical School’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Read More ->

Prof. Karsten Held, M.D.

Prof. Dr. med. Karsten R. Held, attended medical studies at the University of Freiburg, finishing his doctoral thesis in pharmacogenetics in 1968. He performed is residency at  Zentralkrankenhaus, Links d. Weser, Bremen, from 1968 to 1970. From there he did postdoctoral studies in human genetics from 1970 to 1973 both at the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Hamburg and the Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Read More ->

Tetsuo Otani, M.D.

Dr. Otani obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. in 1979 and 1984 respectively at Kobe University School of Medicine. He went on to do research in molecular biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Returning to Kobe University he took up an academic position enabling him to do clinical work as well as research.  Read More ->

Muriel Roche, PhD, Lab Director

Dr Roche joined RG Japan in September 2005 and has the position of Laboratory director. Dr Roche received a Master of Science degree in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Human Biology in 1996 both from University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis, France. Read More ->

Luis Guzman, M.Sc.

Luis Guzman Masias received his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with mention in Cellular Biology and Genetics in 2004 and his Master’s degree in Molecular Biology at San Marcos University – Peru in 2009. He is an embryologist certified by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in 2011.  Read More->