Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

  • Tom Sam
  • Renato de Leeuw
  • Gijs Verheijden
  • Anneke Koole


About 15 % of all couples experience infertility at some time during their reproductive lives. Nowadays, infertility can be treated by the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). A common element of these programs is the treatment with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to increase the number of oocytes retrievable for the IVF or ICSI procedure (multifollicular development). Patients suffering from female infertility because of chronic anovulation may also be treated with FSH, then with the aim to achieve monofollicular development.


Luteinizing Hormone Assisted Reproductive Technology Chinese Hamster Ovary Cell Line Prefilled Syringe International Nonproprietary Name 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Sam
    • 1
  • Renato de Leeuw
    • 2
  • Gijs Verheijden
    • 3
  • Anneke Koole
    • 4
  1. 1.Regulatory Affairs DepartmentMSDOssThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Regulatory Affairs DepartmentMSDOssThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Synthon Biopharmaceuticals B.V.NijmegenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Global CMC Regulatory Affairs – Biologics, MSDOssThe Netherlands

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