Jacques Cohen, HCLD, PhD

Jacques Cohen, HCLD, PhD

Jacques Cohen Reproductive Biologist | Clinical Embryologist | Laboratory Product Developer Location: New York, USA Birthplace: The Netherlands Education: PhD in Male Factor Infertility and Fertilization (1981). Postdoc Cambridge University and Bourn Hall Clinic (1982). High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) 1994. Professional Background: • Experimental and Clinical Embryologist since 1976, with a career spanning the Netherlands, UK, and the USA. • Worked alongside Bob Edwards and Patrick Steptoe at Bourn Hall Clinic in the early 1980s. • Directed embryology laboratories at prestigious institutions, including RBA in Atlanta (1985), Cornell University Medical Center in NYC (1989), and Saint Barnabas Medical Center (1995). • Transitioned to entrepreneurship in 2004, focusing on diagnostic and therapeutic aspects in assisted reproductive technology. • Co-founder and product developer for pioneering companies such as Reprogenetics (the first PGTA company), IVF-online (later rebranded as Life Global), and Althea Science (IVFqc brand). • Currently serving as the Chief Science Officer (CSO) for IVF 2.0, specializing in IVF Artificial Intelligence (AI) products, and CSO of CONCEIVABLE, an IVF Robotics company operating in Mexico, the UK, and the USA. Academic and Research Accomplishments: • Co-author of more than 300 publications, multiple textbooks, and holder of 14 patents. • Emeritus Chief Editor of Reproductive Biomedicine Online. • Founding member of Alpha – Scientists in Reproductive Medicine. • Co-founder of the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society (PGDIS). • Founding member of the International IVF Initiative (i3). Contributions to Reproductive Science: • (Co-)developed various embryological methodologies and devices, including: • Blastocyst cryopreservation (1983) • Assisted fertilization (1987) • Co-culture (1987) • Assisted hatching (1989) • Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (1993) • Ooplasmic donation (1997) • Single sperm freezing (1997) • CODA filtration (1998) • Global media (2000) • GPS dishes (2005) • QC and AI Apps for IVF laboratories (2015) Current Advisory Roles: • Serving on Advisory Boards of biotech startups: • Conceivable (Chair) • TMRW • Kindbody (Chair) • Orchid Heal