THE IVF PIONEERS
Trivector Scientific International (Pvt. Ltd.) - an ISO 9001:2008 certified company - which is now in joint venture with Origio- A Cooper Surgical Co.,USA, was launched in 1993 as a proprietorship organization in Mulund-an eastern suburb of Mumbai (India). Dilip Patil, CEO, a Biomedical (Electronics) Engineer and his spouse Sangeeta (Director) (BSc) started this firm with a dream and vision of catering to all the needs under one roof for an ever developing field of Infertility Management (popularly known as Test-tube Baby or IVF). From the first IVF baby of India to stem cell research, Trivector has been an integral part of this fast evolving and exciting field of Reproductive and Regenerative Medicine.
The main purpose of Trivector Scientific International at the time of inception was to help the interested doctors (obstetricians and Gynecologists) to set up their own Infertility Clinics. The idea was to provide all services under one roof, so that the clients (doctors) do not have to contact different suppliers for different products and services. The name TRIVECTOR is a combi- nation of two words TRI and VECTOR. TRI means 3 and VECTOR is a scientific term which means an arrow with specific direction and magnitude (force). Hence TRiVECTOR means a combination of 3 arrows to provide a collective force in a specific direction. It is interesting to note that this name was coined in a second class compartment of a Mumbai local train.
The three arrows (Tri-Vector) signifies: 1) Convenience, 2) Commitment and 3) Care towards the customers. For our clients who wish to start and run their Infertility clinics the three vectors which we had in mind work in following ways.
1. Convenience: for customer of getting all the help from Trivector (products and services at one place, without bothering to contact different agencies)
2. Commitment: of Trivector in providing innovative quality products and efficient services in the shortest possible time
3. Care: taken by Trivector in handling and maintaining the critical products to be used with patients. (Maintaining the cold chain, delivery of products as and when required in most optimal condition). Trivector which has recently signed a joint venture agreement with Origio, a Cooper Surgical Company (world’s largest focused ART Company) represents reputed and established companies and brands from Europe, America, Asia and Australia in this field. Trivector has an annual turnover of US $5 Million (FY 12-13) and is the consistent market leader for all the products of these companies in India.
With head office in commercial hubMumbai, branch offices in major cities of India (New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Indore, Jaipur, Trivandrum, Pune, Nashik and many more to be added) and a team of more than 45 qualified personnel, Trivector is a positive force to reckon with in this super specialty field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and Regenerative Medicine. Trivector has been setting-up numerous ‘turn-key’ Infertility clinics and Sperm Banks all over India, including the prestigious one for Indian Armed Forces (Army
Hospital Research and Referral) in New Delhi. Trivector has also set-up IVF labs in countries like Mauritius, Kenya, UAE and Nepal on turn-key basis.
Trivector has been involved in training and providing Quality Control services to the doctors and scientists in the field of infertility management. In October 2006, with the co-operation of experienced reproductive specialists and a few institutes from all over the world, Trivector setup a state-of the art Training Centre ( Trivector Fertility School, now known as Trivector Embryology Support Academy-TESA) in Mumbai for IVF doctors and Embryologists. Many training batches have been conducted successfully till now. More than 150 delegates from India and countries like South Africa, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Kuwait has taken training at this centre. Trivector also has an exclusive agreement for advanced training for its customers with Hommerton University Hospital in London.
The promoters of Trivector have also established India’s first International Sperm Bank (Baby Quest International) formerly known as Cryos Internation - India(P) Ltd. The recent hot bollywood movie ‘Vicky Donor’ was based on inputs and research material, props and posters from Baby Quest and it was acknowledged in the credits of the film. Trivector is now exploring possibility to setup a frozen oocyte bank in collaboration with reputed Frozen Egg bank in California.
Trivector with in-house team of Software technologists, has developed specialized software solutions for In-
fertility Clinics, Endoscopy, Cryobanking and Quality Control of Tissue culture labs - (REPROSOFT). This software is installed all over the world. Designing and maintenance of not only IVF sites, but the hospital websites with the help of experienced and specialist architects is also Trivector’s value added service for its clients. Routine calibration of all lab equipment, measurement of air quality, sterility and other critical parameters inside the lab is done on a contract basis by Trivector with the help of modern gadgets which are calibrated as per international standards. Trivector also helps their client in implementing Quality Management Services like ISO etc. Trivector has a reputation of successfully launching and quickly establishing latest products and technologies for its principals in India and has several FIRSTS to its credit. Trivector has an open mind in adapting new technologies and working with new Principals having promising products. Care, Convenience and Commitment are the hallmarks for Trivector as mentioned and it is regarded as the most reliable and innovative ART company by its clients, principals and competitors. Trivector has been amongst top 3 performers in the world for most of its Principals year on year. As a token of appreciation for its efforts, TRiVECTOR has received many trophies as best international distributor and many appreciation awards from their principal companies from Denmark, Germany, UK and USA. Trivector (Dilip Patil) has been an active member of many professional and academic societies like Indo-Danish Business Association (IDBA), European Society of Embryology & Human Reproduction (ESHRE) , American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), Indian Society for Study in Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF) etc.