Univfy Pays Tribute to IVF Trailblazer Sir Robert Edwards
We, in the infertility community, owe our deepest gratitude to Sir Robert Edwards whose life’s work has brought joy to so many families. Thirty five years ago, Sir Edwards’ research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom led to the birth of the world’s first “test tube” baby. Along with his colleague Patrick Steptoe, Sir Edwards started a revolution in reproductive medicine that has transformed the lives of many. In vitro fertilization (IVF) has led to the birth of five million children since then. In 2010, Sir Edwards won the Nobel Prize for his life-affirming work. Today, on the sad occasion of Sir Edwards’ passing, we at Univfy pay tribute to a trailblazing scientist who improved the lives of millions.