About us

Cryogonia is a cryopreservation bank established in 2012 to offer services in the field of sperm freezing and cryopreservation for homologous and heterologous use. The scientific directors have 20 years of experience in Sperm Cryobanking and all scientific personnel are specialized and well trained in respected centers in Greece and Europe.

It is a Greek Sperm Bank, designed and organized according to European standards. The company’s facilities include special locations for semen collection and state-of-the-art built-in laboratory equipment for semen analysis and cryogenic storage.

Cryogonia provides:
Sperm freezing and cryopreservation services for homologous use to men who:

  • Will be exposed to toxic environmental factors or will be submitted tosurgical or other kind of therapy (chemotherapy, radiotherapy) that may damage their fertilizing capacity.
  • Are participating in an assisted reproductive method (intrauterine insemination – in vitro fertilization) and cannot produce a semen sample at a specific time or will probably be absent at the programmed time of the procedure.
  • Have already completed with success a therapeutic cycle for sperm quality enhancement, the results of which are possibly non maintainable.
  • Will be submitted to surgical sperm collection from the testis or epididymis, in case the procedure provides adequate sperm quantity.
  • Have been diagnosed with low semen quality and wish to store an adequate reserve of genetic material form multiple collections.
  • Are systematically exposed to spermotoxic factors due to their work or home environment e.g. chemicals, radiation, high temperature.
  • Wish to create a family later in life and would like to protect their fertility potential against any possible negative condition that may occur, as apreventive action.

Freezing, cryopreservation and donation of donor semen to recipients who will be submitted to assisted reproductive methods using third party gamete donation.

Our goal
is to contribute in the most positive way to the reproductive success of the couples who request our services, in a professional, discrete, confidential and sensitive manner. Our company’s philosophy underlines the provision of superior quality services, adhering to a strict quality management system that leads to a reliable and effective path towards a successful reproductive outcome.

Location

ADDRESS 24 FOKIDOS str. (2nd floor) AMBELOKIPI (opposite President Hotel) 11526 ATHENS, GREECE

CONTACT PHONE: (+30) 211 4100064, MOBILE: (+30) 6932 717773, E-MAIL: info@cryogonia.gr

Scientific personnel

Dr Lina A. Evgeni
Dr Lina A. EvgeniREPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGIST - SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR-CEO
Reproductive Biologist, who graduated from the University of Athens – Faculty of Biology. Her postgraduate studies were effectuated in the University of Nottingham (UK) Medical School – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She was awarded with the degree of Master’s of Philosophy. She has a Ph.D from the Democritus University of Thrace (Alexandroupolis) – Faculty of Medicine. Her field of expertise and specialization includes: conventional semen analysis, sperm function testing, semen and testicular tissue cryopreservation, with almost 20 years of professional experience in Laboratory Seminology. She has been formally accredited from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) as trainer for the basic semen analysis and participates actively in the organization of practical courses, as speaker in scientific congresses and as a writer of scientific papers in the field of male infertility. Her first book is titled: «THE FUNCTION OF HUMAN SEMEN» [GR] (Beta Med Arts, 2010).
Dimitra Koumasi
Dimitra KoumasiBIOLOGIST, M.Sc.
Graduate of the University of Ioannina, School of Sciences, Department of Biological Applications and Technologies. Holder of Master’s degree in “Inorganic Biological Chemistry” from the Faculty of Chemistry – University of Ioannina and PhD student in the University of Ioannina, School of Sciences, Department of Biological Applications and Technologies. Trained in the laboratory techniques for the evaluation of the conventional and functional semen parameters, as well as in the comprehensive methodology of human sperm freezing, cryopreservation and processing. Member of the Internal Quality Control System of ‘CRYOGONIA’ Sperm Bank, according to the requirements of the ISO9001:2008 and ΕΝ15224:2012 accreditation system.
Melina Markogiannaki
Melina MarkogiannakiBIOLOGIST
Graduate of the University of Ioannina, School of Sciences, Department of Biological Applications and Technologies. Undergraduate of Master’s degree in “Reproductive and Rejuvenating Medicine” from the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Trained in the laboratory techniques for the evaluation of the conventional and functional semen parameters, as well as in the comprehensive methodology of human sperm freezing, cryopreservation and processing. Member of the Internal Quality Control System of ‘CRYOGONIA’ Sperm Bank, according to the requirements of the ISO9001:2008 and ΕΝ15224:2012 accreditation system.
Ioanna Ninou
Ioanna NinouBIOLOGIST, Ph.D
Graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Faculty of Biology. Holder of a doctoral degree from the University of Athens – Medical School in the field of Pathology-Physiology. Trained in the laboratory techniques of conventional and functional parameters for semen analysis, as well as in the methods of freezing, cryopreservation and processing of human sperm. Member of the Internal Quality Control System of ‘CRYOGONIA’ Sperm Bank, according to the requirements of the ISO9001:2008 and ΕΝ15224:2012 accreditation system.

Administrative personnel

Ioanna Grigoriou
Ioanna GrigoriouCLIENT COORDINATION - SECRETARIAL SUPPORT
Graduate of St. George College, Department of English-Greek Executive Secretarial and Administration Course for Personal Assistants (P.A.), with many years of experience in secretarial support in large multinational corporations. Member of Cryogonia team since 2018, as the secretarial support officer. Certified Executive Assistant from 2015. She is a member of the Internal Quality Control system of the ‘CRYOGONIA’ Cryopreservation Bank, according to the specifications of the international standard EN15224: 2012.
Christos Karachalios
Christos KarachaliosCOMMUNICATION SERVICES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Graduate of the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (University of West Attica) with many years of experience in the management and marketing of categories and sales engineering in a multinational environment. He has been a member of the team of the Sperm Bank ‘CRYOGONIA’ since 2019, as the Head of Communication and Business Development Department. Member of the Internal Quality Control system, according to the specifications of the standards ISO9001: 2008 and EN15224: 2012.

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