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Global Real Time Location System (RTLS) Market 2019-2024

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DUBLIN, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “Real Time Location System Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)” report has been added to’s offering.

The real time location system market was valued at USD 2.76 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 10.44 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 30.47% over the forecast period 2019-2024

According to Cisco, 500 billion devices are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2030. The increasing trend of IoT and wearables devices organizations can easily get more things done which will boost productivity and deliver insight for better user experiences and engagement.

  • A real time location system helps in determining the current position of an object based on real time information gathered through a wireless system. It helps in indoor tracking of the object as well. Because of the availability of indoor tracking, the healthcare sector is adopting this system and expected to contribute to the growth of the RTLS market for the healthcare vertical.
  • Moreover, to lower the risk of workplace accidents, industries are opting for RTLS. An RTLS helps to know the exact position of forklifts, vehicles, and operators at any given time. Based on the collected data, an RTLS analyzes the traffic and enables it to identify and eliminate workplace accidents eradicate workflow bottlenecks, saving time and money.
  • However, high initial set up cost and maintenance cost is hindering the growth of this market during the forecasted period.

Scope of the Report

Real time locating systems (RTLS) are used to automatically identify and track the location of objects or people in real time, usually within a building or other contained area. The improved ability of real-time tracking in diverse business processes boosts the real-time locations systems market share. These systems provide increased productivity, accuracy, and operational excellence. Moreover, among the RTLS technologies, the demand for RFID tags has been increasing in the healthcare sector because RFID tags can be used in many forms such as tracking of surgical tools to tracking patients and staff.

Key Market Trends

Mining Industry Offers Potential Growth

  • The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, which has been conducted under the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, has established that workplace injuries have decreased by 25% in 10 years, due to the advent of various technologies in the workplace. This helps in boosting the real time location system market.
  • With the increase in mining activity, across different regions, the production of any mine is heavily dependent on a safe interface between mining equipment and human beings. Therefore, the need arises for a wireless communication framework for mine safety, security, and its management that provides efficient, reliable, secure exchange and processing of relevant information. This creates huge market opportunities for RTLS during the forecasted period.
  • In underground mining, RFID tags are mostly used because they are capable of communicating in both directions, so the miners can also communicate with the control station on the surface and vice versa.
  • With the advancement in technology, different sensors are now attached with RTLS which helps in subsequently transmitting the information in real time to a monitoring station on the surface which creates the absolute critical visibility of the sub-terrestrial mining world which is used to predict immanent disasters. Even in case of disaster recovery, this real-time location information is critical for the prompt and effective rescue operation.
  • Thus, with the implementation of RTLS, improvement in the mine safety can be seen which in result will create a market for RTLS during the forecasted period.

Asia-Pacific to Witness the Fastest Growth

  • Asia-Pacific market is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecasted period because of the increasing number of the working population, and the booming healthcare industry in emerging economies of the world i.e. India and China.
  • Moreover, according to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation, the manufacturing sector of India has the potential to reach USD 1 trillion by 2025 and India is expected to rank among the top three growth economies and manufacturing destinations of the world by the year 2020. This creates a huge opportunity for RTLS in warehouse management and during shipping and logistics.
  • Further, Japan is hosting Summer Olympics 2020 which will require tracking of goods and authorized persons in real-time to ensure the smooth running of the events. This is anticipated to propel the growth of the real-time location system market during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The real time location system market is highly fragmented. The major players include Zebra Technologies Corporation, Ubisense Group PLC, AeroScout Inc(Stanley Healthcare)., TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., Savi Technology amongst others. The companies are seeing huge opportunities in developing regions and thus they are strategizing their operation accordingly with mergers and acquisitions or product innovations. Some Key Developments in the Market:

  • April 2018 – Zebra Technologies Corporation collaborated with Capital Health to provide a comprehensive portfolio of advanced patient identification solutions to support the Capital Health’s new Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH), a digitalization initiative in Abu Dhabi.
  • January 2018 – Zebra Technologies Corporation has collaborated with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to provide new specialized healthcare technology solutions to enable the digital transformation of the emirate’s healthcare sectors.

Key Topics Covered:




4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 Reliability of the Technology in Providing Accurate Location
4.3.2 Increasing Demand from Manufacturing Industries
4.4 Market Restraints
4.4.1 High Initial Set-Up Cost and Maintenance Cost
4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.6 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Force Analysis

5.1 By Component
5.1.1 Hardware
5.1.2 Software
5.1.3 Services
5.2 By Technology
5.2.1 RFID
5.2.2 Wi-Fi
5.2.3 Ultra-Wideband
5.2.4 Bluetooth Low Energy
5.2.5 Other Technologies
5.3 By End User Vertical
5.3.1 Healthcare
5.3.2 Manufacturing Automotive
5.3.3 Retail
5.3.4 Transportation Logistics
5.3.5 Government Defense
5.3.6 Oil Gas
5.3.7 Mining
5.3.8 Other End-user Verticals
5.4 Geography

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Ubisense Group PLC
6.1.2 AeroScout, Inc.
6.1.3 TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
6.1.4 Savi Technology
6.1.5 Zebra Technologies
6.1.6 CenTrak Healthcare company
6.1.7 Ekahau, Inc.
6.1.8 Versus Technology
6.1.9 Identec Group AG
6.1.10 Sonoitor Technologies, Inc.
6.1.11 Awarepoint Corporation



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North America Anesthesia Drugs Market to 2024

DUBLIN, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “North America Anesthesia Drugs Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019-2024)” report has been added to’s offering.

The North America Anesthesia Drugs Market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 3.5% during the forecast period, 2019-2024.

There are several types of anesthetic drugs available in the market, such as general anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, IV regional anesthesia, local anesthesia, peripheral nerve block, and saddle block or caudal anesthesia.

Key Market Trends

Propofol Sub-segment is Expected to Show the Fastest Growth in the General Anesthesia Drugs Segment

Propofol is a drug that has been used for a long time for various surgical procedures requiring anesthesia. Teva Pharmaceuticals had stopped manufacturing propofol for a particular time; however, the drug returned to the market in 2013. Hospira is another major player in the propofol sub-segment.

In 2015, Pfizer acquired Hospira and created a leading global established pharmaceutical (GEP) business. Some of the companies who manufacture propofol injections are Neon Laboratories Limited, Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited, and Fresenius Kabi, having a global presence and well-established distribution channel for the drugs in this segment. The drug is always in demand in the market for utilization in different surgeries and is expected to witness rapid growth in the coming years.

Competitive Landscape

The North America anesthesia drugs market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. However, with rising drug approvals, mid-size to smaller companies are increasing their market presence by introducing new ingredients with fewer prices.

Companies, like Baxter International, Fresenius SE Co. KGaA, Eisai Co. Ltd, Roche Holding AG, and B. Braun Melsungen AG, hold substantial market shares in the anesthesia drugs market.

Key Topics Covered:

1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Number of Surgeries
4.2.2 Increasing Geriatric Population
4.2.3 New Approvals of Anesthetic Drugs
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Side Effects of General Anesthetics
4.3.2 Regulatory Issues
4.4 Porter’s Five Force Analysis

5.1 Drug Type
5.1.1 General Anesthesia Drugs Propofol Sevoflurane Desflurane Dexmedetomidine Remifentanil Midazolam Other General Anesthesia Drugs
5.1.2 Local Anesthesia Drugs Bupivacaine Ropivacaine Lidocaine Chloroprocaine Articaine Benzocaine Local Anesthesia Drugs
5.2 By Route of Administration
5.2.1 Inhalation
5.2.2 Injection
5.2.3 Other Routes of Administration
5.3 By Application
5.3.1 General Surgeries
5.3.2 Plastic Surgery
5.3.3 Cosmetic Surgeries
5.3.4 Dental Surgeries
5.3.5 Other Applications
5.4 Geography

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Abbott Laboratories
6.1.2 AbbVie Inc.
6.1.3 AstraZeneca
6.1.4 Baxter International
6.1.5 B. Braun Melsungen AG
6.1.6 Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
6.1.7 Eisai Co. Ltd
6.1.8 Hospira
6.1.9 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
6.1.10 Fresenius SE Co. KGaA


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Industrial Furnaces & Ovens: Worldwide Market Insights & Outlook to 2024 — Healthy Outlook for the Aerospace Industry Boosts Market Prospects

Dublin, June 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Industrial Furnaces and Ovens: Global Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts” report has been added to’s offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial Furnaces and Ovens in US$ Million by the following Product Groups/Segments:

  • Electrical Industrial Furnaces Ovens (Electric Furnaces, Electric Ovens and Kilns, and Other Electric Furnaces Ovens)
  • Induction Dielectric Furnaces Ovens
  • Industrial Electric Heating Equipment
  • Fuel-Fired Industrial Furnaces Ovens
  • Other Industrial Furnaces Ovens

The report profiles 227 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • AFC-Holcroft (USA)
  • Airtec Thermoprocess GmbH (Germany)
  • AVS, Inc. (USA)
  • Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited (Canada)
  • Carbolite Gero Ltd. (UK)
  • CERI Phoenix Industrial Furnace CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • CM Furnaces, Inc. (USA)
  • Consolidated Engineering Company (USA)
  • Despatch Industries, Inc. (USA)
  • Dijko Ovens BV (Netherlands)
  • Dowa Thermotech Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • G-M Enterprises (USA)
  • Gasbarre Furnace Group (USA)
  • Grieve Corporation (USA)
  • Inductotherm Corporation (USA)
  • Industrial Furnace Company (USA)
  • International Thermal Systems LLC (USA)
  • Ipsen (USA)
  • JLS Redditch, Ltd. (UK)
  • Keith Company (USA)
  • Kilns Furnaces Ltd. (UK)
  • Lenton Furnaces Ovens (UK)
  • Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp. (Japan)
  • Nutec Bickley (Mexico)
  • Pyradia, Inc. (Canada)
  • Rogers Engineering Manufacturing Co., Inc. (USA)
  • SECO/WARWICK S.A. (Poland)
  • Shenwu Technology Group Corp Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Solar Manufacturing (USA)
  • Solo Swiss Group (Switzerland)
  • Surface Combustion, Inc. (USA)
  • Tenova S.P.A (Italy)
  • VAC AERO International, Inc. (Canada)
  • Wisconsin Oven Corporation (USA)

Key Topics Covered


  • A Prelude
  • Outlook
  • Key Benefits Driving Demand for Industrial Furnaces
  • Factors Influencing Choice of Industrial Furnace Control Systems
  • Developing Countries Continue to Offer Significant Growth Opportunities
  • Industrial Furnaces and Ovens: Primarily Driven by End-Use Markets


  • Positive Global Economy Buoys General Market Optimism
  • Steady Acceleration in Global PMI Benefits Market Growth
  • Growing Demand for Iron and Steel Drives the Industrial Furnaces and Ovens Market
  • Opportunity Indicators
  • Industrial Furnaces Reduce Production Costs and Pollution Levels in Automobiles Manufacturing
  • Increase in Automotive Production Bodes Well for the Industrial Furnaces and Ovens Market
  • Healthy Outlook for the Aerospace Industry Boosts Market Prospects
  • Opportunity Indicators
  • Improved CapEx Prospects in Oil Gas Sector to Benefit Demand
  • Strong Demand from the Solar Energy Sector Augurs Well for Market Expansion
  • Railroad Sector Offers Tremendous Growth Potential
  • Robust Demand for Mining, Melting, and Metal Alloy Machinery Spur Market Growth
  • Rising Demand from the Medical Sector Lends Traction to Market Growth
  • Energy Efficiency: A Major Cost Driver for Industrial Furnaces and Ovens
  • Technology Advancements: Spearheading Growth
  • Recent Industrial Furnaces and Ovens Advancements
  • IIoT and Smart Manufacturing Herald A New Phase in Evolution of Industrial Furnaces And Ovens
  • Customer Centric Focus to Drive Adoption of Smart Technologies
  • Customized Industrial Ovens Gain Rapid Market Acceptance
  • Industrial Furnaces Facilitate Efficient Electrical Component Manufacturing
  • Oxygen Technologies Increase Furnace Efficiency
  • Competition: Noteworthy Trends
  • Manufacturers Focus on Use of Advanced Production Technology
  • Phase-out of Older Furnaces
  • New Hybrid Furnace Forays into the Market
  • Furnaces: A Major Source of Heat Loss
  • Export Statistics


  • Types of Fuel Used in Industrial Furnaces
  • Market Segmentation
  • Electric Furnaces
  • Flickers and Harmonics in EAFs
  • Twin-shell Electric Arc Furnaces
  • DC Furnaces Score over AC Furnaces
  • Graphite Electrodes Used in EAFs
  • Induction Furnaces
  • Electric Induction Furnaces
  • Throatless Inductors for Induction Furnaces
  • Industrial Electric Heating Equipment
  • Fuel-Fired Furnaces
  • Pulse-fire Burners for Greater Efficiency
  • Direct Versus Indirect Ambient Air Design
  • The Concept of Kiln-firing
  • Oxy-fuel Firing
  • Other Furnaces Ovens
  • Vacuum Furnaces
  • Vertical Furnaces
  • Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP)
  • High-Pressure Furnace Systems
  • Batch Furnace
  • Blast Furnace
  • Heat Treatment Equipment
  • Forging Furnaces
  • Continuous Steel Reheating Furnaces
  • Rerolling Mill Furnace
  • Batch Type Rerolling Mill Furnace
  • Continuous Pusher Type Furnace
  • Laboratory Furnaces
  • Chamber Furnaces
  • Conveyor Belt Furnaces
  • Conveyor Ovens
  • Car Bottom Furnaces
  • Top Hat Furnaces
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Pit Furnaces


  • Rotor Clip Buys AFC-Holcroft Carburizing and Austempering Line
  • Despatch Launches New Designs of Cabinet Ovens for Smaller Footprint
  • Nutec Bickley Buys Assets of Olson Industries
  • UPC Takes Over Atmosphere Engineering
  • SECO/VACUUM to Host Open House
  • HTSU Takes Over Furnace Mechanix
  • Despatch Launches New 48-Cubic-Foot PTC Top-Loading Oven
  • Baker Furnace Relocates to New Facility
  • AICHELIN Takes Over AFC-Holcroft
  • Despatch Launches LFC2-12 Larger Capacity Lab Oven
  • AMG Acquires AFC-Holcroft’s Share in ALD-Holcroft Joint Venture



Total Companies Profiled: 227 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries – 245)

  • The United States (45)
  • Canada (3)
  • Japan (6)
  • Europe (156)
    • France (13)
    • Germany (34)
    • The United Kingdom (39)
    • Italy (19)
    • Spain (7)
    • Rest of Europe (44)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (32)
  • Middle East (1)
  • Latin America (1)
  • Africa (1)

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Meituan, Compass Hospitality Reach Strategic Cooperation Agreement

BANGKOK, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Meituan (HKG: 3690) (the “Company”), China’s leading e-commerce platform for services, and Compass Hospitality Hotel Group inked a strategic cooperation agreement that aims to provide convenient, safe and comfortable accommodation experiences for Chinese tourists overseas.

Compass Hospitality’s flagship store is now available through both the Meituan App and Dianping App, allowing consumers to browse and inquire about the price, location, and room status of all hotels run by Compass Hospitality across different cities in Thailand, Malaysia and UK. This gives them the opportunity to make choices according to their needs and preferences along with the chance to explore and learn about the specialty restaurants on offer by Compass Hospitality through the flagship store.

Under the agreement, Meituan and Compass Hospitality will also cooperate on brand development, comprehensive hotel income management and data analysis. In terms of brand development, in addition to strengthening the presence of its flagship store, Meituan will help Compass Hospitality promote its brand and enhance its brand awareness among Chinese consumers, especially the younger generation.

On initiative regarding hotel comprehensive income management and data analysis, the two sides will jointly explore the new “Internet + accommodation” model, which centers around driving accommodation business growth through utilizing the internet and digital technologies.

Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, Compass Hospitality has four hotel brands: Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda Resort Spa, which are located in nearly 20 cities including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur and various cities throughout the UK. Compass Hospitality operates various hotels ranging from budget properties, luxury orientated properties, lifestyle orientated properties, service apartments, resorts and boutique city hotels. These hotels are well located and give consumers easy access to major attractions.

Since launching its overseas hotel booking business in 2017, Meituan Hotel has expanded to cover about 500,000 hotels in nearly 200 countries and regions. 

About Meituan

Meituan (HKG: 3690) (the “Company”) is China’s leading e-commerce platform for services. With the mission of “We help people eat better, live better,” the Company’s platform uses technology to connect consumers and merchants. Service offerings on the platform address people’s daily needs for food, and extend further to broad lifestyle and travel services. According to the iResearch Report, Meituan is the world’s largest on-demand food delivery service provider and China’s largest e-commerce platform for in-store dining services in 2017. It currently operates the world’s largest on-demand delivery network in terms of the number of deliveries in 2017. Meituan helps consumers discover merchant information, make informed decisions, complete online and offline transactions and enjoy on-demand delivery. The Company currently owns several household brands in China, including Meituan, China’s leading online marketplace for services by GTV in 2017, Dianping, China’s leading online destination for discovering lifestyle services by MAU in 2017, Meituan Waimai for on-demand delivery services, and Mobike for bike-sharing services. Meituan had 400.4 million Annual Transacting Users and 5.8 million Annual Active Merchants by the end of 2018. The Company operates in over 2,800 cities and counties in China.

About Compass Hospitality

Compass Hospitality is a young and dynamic hospitality group headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. With the vision ”To be the best in its class for the Hotel and Serviced Residences and to lead the marketing with avant-garde approaches”, the company has 4 distinctive brands; Compass, Citrus, Citin and Ananda Resort and Spa (alongside our Compass Collection). Within these four brands, a large variety of lifestyle preferences are available to guests, from boutique hotels, resorts, lifestyle properties to budget efficient alternatives. With a portfolio of 5,000 keys; 29 properties in Thailand, 4 in Malaysia and 15 in the United Kingdom, a wide variety of Compass Hospitalities’ properties give guests easy access to major attractions in Southeast Asia and Europe, making it an ideal option to for individuals who want to be based at great locations and expect quality services.

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Experts Discuss: ‘Social Egg Freezing’

A panel of leading fertility experts discuss fertility preservation considerations for women on their fertility journey

VIENNA, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Experts have gathered at a Gedeon Richter-sponsored panel discussion to debate the pressure paradox of egg freezing, a procedure which is on the rise in Europe.1 In the EU, the average age of women having their first child is estimated to be 29, which has been steadily increasing.2 Focussing on common themes among women in their twenties and thirties, the panel identified:

  • Just like the contraceptive pill allows women to prevent pregnancy, now egg freezing provides the opportunity for women to try for their own children at a later date, when the time is right for them
  • The majority of women delay having children because they have not met the right partner yet, or their current partners are not yet ready
  • Women are also waiting too long for the ‘ideal moment’ to try for children, for example when they are in a good financial position, or have achieved success in their career. In fact, the ideal timeframe is between 30-35 years of age
  • There is a need to provide women with individualised information on their fertility window at an earlier age as part of general education in schools, so that they can make informed decisions and have realistic expectations from the outset

I want to ensure that everyone who wants children, has children. Globally women are delaying starting a family, as they pursue higher education, careers and exciting lifestyles, but also because in some cases they cannot find a partner who is ready,” said Joyce Harper, Professor of Reproductive Science, Head of Research Department of Reproductive Health, IfWH Director of Education, Head of Reproductive Science Group, UCL Institute for Women’s Health. “A woman’s fertility declines with age, significantly so in their mid-thirties. It is essential that we educate women so they can be fully informed about their reproductive options, and support them in making the best decision for themselves and their future family plans.”

Factors such as the pursuit of further education, building a career and changes in relationship and cohabitation have been noted as possibilities for the age increase.3 Gedeon Richter is proud to champion discussions among women about fertility preservation through their ‘Be ready, whenever you’re ready’ campaign. Launched in 2018, the campaign seeks to raise awareness among women about the possibility of freezing their eggs and to remove any misconceptions to help women make an informed choice.

The panel was facilitated by Sarah Jarvis, UK medical broadcaster and General Practitioner (GP) on Sunday 23 June in Vienna, Austria, where the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Annual Meeting 2019 also takes place.

Finding the right information about female fertility can be challenging at a time where mainstream media can blur the lines between reality and celebrity privilege when reflecting the possibility of conceiving later,” said Sarah Jarvis, UK medical broadcaster and GP. “The ‘Be ready, whenever you’re ready’ campaign provides comprehensive and balanced information on fertility preservation options, filling a much needed void in a crowded space full of misinformation.” 

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About ‘Be ready, whenever you’re ready’

The ‘Be ready, whenever you’re ready’ campaign provides factual answers to women considering egg freezing. It aims to inform and educate women of a reproductive age across Europe including information on the process, financial elements and eligibility factors (age and local laws). It has to date launched in three countries; Belgium (Dutch and French) Italy and Spain. The campaign will continue to launch in other European countries.

The campaign provides access to:

  • An online educational website,, with a comprehensive frequently asked questions section regarding fertility preservation and an animated video which shows how the egg freezing process works
  • Letters To My Future Self, a selection of stories representing real womens’ experiences, journeys and choices to move forward with egg freezing
  • Communities to exchange experiences, discuss questions, and find factual information on egg freezing through social media (Facebook (@bereadywheneveryouareready) and Instagram (@be_ready_fertility))

The campaign is not currently in conjunction or affiliated with any patient group, local authority or stakeholder. However, as the campaign continues to evolve, Gedeon Richter aims to expand our network of partners, to continue to raise awareness and understanding among women of a reproductive age about their future fertility options.

About the panel discussion

  • Sunday 23 June: The pressure paradox: Can egg freezing tune out the tick tock of the biological clock?

The panel discussion featured the following international experts:

  • Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP, trainer and fellow of The Royal College of General Practitioners. Dr Jarvis is also a medical writer and broadcaster, United Kingdom (facilitator)
  • Dr Elisa Gil Arribas, Associate Professor and Gynaecologist at IVI RMA Zaragoza, Spain (speaker)
  • Professor Joyce Harper, Professor of Reproductive Science, Head of Research Department of Reproductive Health, IfWH Director of Education, Head of Reproductive Science Group, UCL Institute for Women’s Health, United Kingdom (speaker)
  • Valérie Blanchet, midwife, HUPC, Hôpital Cochin Paris, France (speaker)
  • Dr Julie Nekkebroeck, Psychologist, UZ Brussel Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Belgium (speaker)


Gedeon Richter Plc. (, is a major pharmaceutical company with a product portfolio covering many important therapeutic areas, including Women’s Healthcare, Central Nervous System and Cardiovascular areas. With its widely acknowledged steroid chemistry expertise, Gedeon Richter is a significant player in the Women’s Healthcare field worldwide.

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  • C Argyle, J Harper, et al. Oocyte cryopreservation: where are we now? Hum Reprod Update. 2016; Jun;22(4):440-9.
  • Eurostat. Mean age of women at the birth of first child. Available at: Last accessed 04/06/18.
  • M Mills, et al. Why do people postpone parenthood? Reasons and social policy incentives. Hum Reprod Upd. 2011; 17(6): 848–860.
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