A Struggle With Infertility
Why Unilab's Story Is Personal
Over 50 years ago, Julio's father and the founder of Unilab, Dr. Julio M. Cortes and his wife Eduvigis, were like many couples, longing for a child and struggling to make that dream a reality. They were experiencing infertility issues.
During that time, Dr. Cortes was working as a researcher at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Massachusetts–the birthplace of reproductive science in the United States in the early 1960’s. Dr. Eugenia Rosenberg, a colleague in charge of clinical trials, approached Dr. Cortes about trying a new experimental fertility drug called Pergonal.
Dr. Cortes and his wife were more than willing to try this new drug. With good fortune, Eduvigis became pregnant after the ﬁrst set of dosing. The birth of their son was truly unique and special as it marked the ﬁrst single birth born from the fertility drug Pergonal in the United States.