The Leading Lab For

Male Infertility

About Us

MFC – Male Fertility Center is one of the most technologically advanced male fertility clinics in Israel and worldwide.

MFC is a full-service, clinical laboratory that provides in-depth, high resolution, male infertility evaluation and testing, as part of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures.

Striving to conceive and bring a child into this world is probably one of the most fundamental aspirations people have.
The disappointment and frustration when unable to conceive cannot be measured or described in words.

At the MFC, we believe that we should do everything possible to assist potential parents who wish to conceive and fulfill their aspiration and longing.

Male fertility problems often arise due to one of the following reasons: poor sperm motility; low sperm count or sperm structure problems. These can all reduce the chance to conceive.

The services provided at MFC are designed to overcome these challenges, by identifying and selecting the sperm most likely to lead to successful fertilization and pregnancy.

MFC provides a range of unique services by a team of experts with extensive experience in the field of male infertility combining innovative technologies and methods.


The lab is approved by the Ministry of Health to provide the services listed for all IVF units in Israel and is ISO 9001 certified.

MFC Leadership

MFC is led by a world class professional and skilled team.

We possess over 60 years of accumulated experience and unique expertise in the field of fertility in general and in the field of male fertility in particular (IMSI / (ICSI).

The team of scientists and experts has a Ph.D. or master’s degree in life sciences.

Our experts hold vast knowledge and experience in the field of male infertility and have contributed to births of thousands of children in Israel and abroad.

Dr. Pavel Itsykson

Ph.D- Laboratory Director,

Dr. Itsykson has over 20 years of experience in embryology in the IVF arena. He is considered one of the top embryologists in Israel with extensive clinical experience.

In addition, Dr. Itsykson currently holds the position of IVF laboratory Director at the Assuta Medical Center in Rishon Le-zion, Israel.

Dr. Itsykson received his PhD degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Department of Biology.

Dr. Arie Berkovitz, MD

Chief Medical Officer

A worldwide key opinion leader (KOL) in male infertility.
Dr. Berkovitz has over 25 years of fertility expertise, experience and research.
He is a senior Obstetric Gynecologist at the Meir Medical Center and a member of the Faculty and Senior Lecturer at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Israel.

Dr. Berkovitz is the inventor of the IMSI method (intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection) for sperm selection using a high-magnification digital imaging microscope for microinjection into the egg.

He has published over 50 articles in the fertility area in leading journals including Human Reproduction Journal and Fertility&Sterility. Dr. Berkovitz is also a world-renowned lecturer in the field of Male Infertility.

MFC team

Dr. Vita Freger, Ph.D

Andrologist, embryologist and QA manager

Lena Gilimovich, MS.c

Andrologist

Miki Belenky, Ms.c

Andrologist and embryologist

Oksana Beker, Ms.c

Andrologist

Oksana Germesh, Bs.c

Andrologist

Victoria Michaelov, Bs.c

Andrologist

MFC Location

The Male Fertility Center laboratory is situated adjacent to Assuta Hospital, Israel’s leading and largest private hospital and chain of medical centers (Rishon LeZion Branch).

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