Edolene Bosman has been working for Medfem in the IVF laboratory since it was first established in 1989. She completed her MSc at The Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) in 1986 and then joined the IVF team at the Pretoria Academic Hospital where she registered with the HPCSA as an Embryologist.
While working at the Academic Hospital, she had the opportunity to participate in research programmes and has also published several articles during this time. She further broadened her knowledge and experience in Andrology when she joined a routine pathology laboratory and a few years later, went on to establish the Andrology Laboratory at Medfem Clinic when she joined the practise. She also assisted in launching the Medfem donor sperm bank in 1990 and we are still assisting many patients in reaching their dreams through this treatment option. Her main interest is male infertility and cryopreservation. Edolene has pursued furthering her education and completed her doctorate studies at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in 2014.
Her study titled “The Influence of insulin on male infertility”, has contributed to understanding the detrimental effect on IVF outcomes and helped to gain important clinical data in this field. The articles published on this subject have been well received internationally and has been, according to the BioMedLib, one of the top 20 most read articles in this scientific domain. She was also invited to have her work published in the handbook titled: Handbook of Fertility: Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle and Reproductive Health. Edolene has recently been recognised for the position of Lab Director and is privileged to be working with a highly qualified team with various skills and extensive knowledge in the reproductive field. One of her first projects as Lab Director was to supervise the lab’s participation in an international culture media trial. Medfem is proud of the outstanding results that were obtained from this study. Edolene looks forward to introducing new technologies in the lab and she constantly strives to improve the quality of service and results at Medfem.