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IVF pioneer Dr. Chakravaty dies

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    25th Apr, 2022

Context:

Baidyanath Chakravarty, one of the pioneers of reproductive medicine in the country who worked closely with Subhash Mukhejee, creator of India's first and world's second test tube baby, passed away in Kolkata.

About:

  • Dr Chakrabarty founded the Institute of Reproductive Medicine (IRM) in the year 1986 for artificial insemination research.
  • He had handed it over to the ICMR in 2019.
  • He was a pioneer in the field of IVF or artificial insemination research and treatment in India.
  • The Institute of Reproductive Medicine, founded by this veteran physician, has helped countless childless couples to have children.
  • The state government had also given him a Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2019.
  • In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process in which an egg is combined with the sperm in vitro or in an artificial environment for fertilization.
  • After that, one or more fertilized eggs can be transferred into the woman's uterus where they may implant in the uterine lining and develop.
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