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Canadian Fertility Institute

CFI's vision is to broaden the delivery of fertility care by providing patients with a lower cost, yet similarly effective form of IVF.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded January 2010
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

The unmet need: An affordable, equally efficacious (to traditional IVF) treatment for infertility.

The CFI solution: CFI will develop state of the art fertility centres under the CFI banner, offering an equally effective form of IVF at a 50% discount, thereby expanding the overall market. The clinical program supporting our proprietary reproductive technology (INVOcell™) supports our claims - data to be presented at ASRM 2014 in Hawaii.


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    Frank Smeriglio BSc (hons), MBA (416.402.2770)
    Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer

    As an experienced pharmaceutical marketing professional, Frank has gained invaluable insight into the business of medicine over his 13 year private sector career.

    Recognizing a dire need for a more cost effective solution to assist families with their reproductive needs, Frank co-founded CFI in 2010 and manages the commercial aspects of the business. Frank obtained a BSc (hons) in 1997 and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in 2002.

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    E. Jason Broome BSc (hons), MSc (250.215.8980)
    Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Prior to co-founding CFI, Jason spent 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles including sales, marketing, BD, government affairs and global advisory teams.

    In the years that followed, Jason established two other companies, where he is the Director of Operations at the Kelowna Regional Fertility Centre and is the Founder, President and CEO of Invaron Pharmaceuticals, a drug company with a focus on men's/women's health.


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    Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

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