GLG Network Survey: IVF Market Overview

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GLG interviewed 70 IVF professionals (gynaecologists and senior level professionals at IVF clinics, public and private hospitals/ practices) across the US and Europe.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • Respondents discussed the current demand trends and COVID-19 impact on the industry.
  • The survey also investigated the regulatory impact and outlook forecast for the next 5 years in the US and Europe.
  • Lastly, the research analysed the competitive landscape of IVF clinics such as IVIRMA, Prelude, Shady Grove, Eugin / Boston IVF, Care Fertility, TFP / VivaNeo, Next Clinics, Amedes, Genera, Future Life, Livio etc.

Examples of findings:

  • 50% of the US experts ranked Eugin / Boston IVF first in terms of its ability to recover quickly to pre COVID-19 levels, compared to 29% in Europe.
  • The IVF industry is expected to recover from the COVID-19 impact only after 2022, as stated by 44% respondents in Europe and 65% in the US.
  • In Europe, 46% of experts actually stated they never use promotions and discounts to attract patients/customers, compared to 35% in the US.


The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Kristof Kunzmann, former CFO at IVI UK.

The standard deliverable includes:

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”), in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
  • In-depth PowerPoint report of survey findings presented by the Network Member via webcast (optional).


  • Please rank the following drivers of overall patient demand for IVF, with 1 being the biggest driver.
  • Which of the following aspects of IVF treatment are expected to see the highest growth in demand in the next 1 to 5 years?
  • Please rank the following patient acquisition channels from 1 to 5, 1 being the most effective at generating new patient activity.
  • How many times a year do you use promotions and discounts to attract patients/customers?
  • In your view, which geographies are likely to experience the highest growth rates in IVF activity over the next 1 to 5 years?
  • Which of the following IVF groups do you think has the best growth outlook for the next 5 years?
  • Please rank the following IVF groups in terms of their services, with 1st being the IVF group with the most comprehensive range of services.
  • Please rank the following IVF groups in terms of their ability to recover the quickest to pre COVID-19 levels.


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