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Institut Marquès is a private Spanish medical institution specialized in gynecology and assisted reproduction. It was founded in 1941, in Barcelona, and it counts with a team of more than one hundred medical and sanitary professionals. Institut Marquès is internationally distinguished for its pioneer study of the male factor and the genetic analysis of sperm cells."About Instituto Marques". Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
In 1941 Dr. Vicens Marquès i Bertran one of the founding members of the Spanish Society of fertility founded the clinic known as Sanatorio Maternal, where more than 7000 successful labors and 2000 gynecological interventions were accomplished.
In 1952 his son Dr. Leonardo Marquès Giraut, head of the clinic Instituto Municipal of Maternology and the department of Gynecology at the Hospital Ntra. Sra. Del Mar until 1969, incorporated into the team. He also directed the infertility department for the Cruz Roja Hospital at Barcelona."Historia". Archived from the original on 28 March 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2011. Dr. leonardo Marquès Giraut carried out various studies on the permeability of fallopian tubes achieving the “Fargas de la Academia de Ciencias médicas de Barcelona”.
In 1989 Institut Marquès set up the first FIV lab which was renovated and expanded in 2009 with top of the line equipment in Reproductive Biology.
The same year the first baby is born after the adoption of an embryo frozen for thirteen years, nine months after the set up of the Adoption Program of Embryos.