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Cleavage Stage and Blastocyst Biopsy Techniques and Tubing Cells for Genetic Analysis.

 Aims and Goals of the Course:

Understand the fundamental principles of genetic diagnosis programs on cleavage stage embryos and blastocysts. Have an overview of current experiences and outcomes of PGD and PGS programs. How to setup and manage a successful PGD-PGS program. Have intensive hands-on session about the biopsy of cleavage stage embryos and blastocysts as well as tubing cells for genetic analysis.

Scientific Program:

Theoretical Session (30-45 min duration):

  • “Biopsy methods tips and tricks” by Dr. Nuno Costa-Borges

Hands-On Sessions:

  • Preparation of biopsy dishes.
  • Setting up of the inverted microscope, electronic condenser, the laser and micropipettes.
  • Biopsy of blastomeres in cleavage stage embryos.
  • Blastocyst biopsy using the so-called “pulling” and “flicking” techniques.
  • Unlimited samples of different developmental stage embryos (including cleavage stage embryos, early and expanded blastocysts, and hatching and fully hatched) and a live demonstration for each case.
  • Preparation of material for tubing of cells for genetic analysis after biopsy.

 Staff Experts:

Embryotools Team (Dr. Gloria Calderón, Dr. Nuno Costa-Borges, Enric Mestres, Ivette Vanrell, María García)

Certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants completing the workshop

Dates: Upon request (from 10h a.m. ‑18h a.m.)

Depending on your experience and needs we can organize the training course on three or five days.

  • 3600,00 Euros (+ VAT if applicable) for a 3 days course
  • 6000,00 Euros (+ VAT if applicable) for a 5 days course



Embryotools’ Laboratories
Avenida Doctor Marañón, 8
Parc Científic de Barcelona
Barcelona ‑SPAIN

General information

Workshop location

Embryotools S.L.

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Embryotools S.L. 41.381236, 2.116885

We are next to the Barcelona Football Stadium

Parc Científic de Barcelona
Av. Doctor Marañon 8
08028 Barcelona (Spain)
Phone: + 34 934 497 198


There are several hotel options to stay in Barcelona.

To help you on finding the best option for you, here you have a list of hotels near our facilities.

The NH hotels and Madanis hotel offers a special discount to our trainees. Ask for it! 

Hotel Madanis Barcelona


4 stars hotel GL


 Riera Blanca, 10 – 08903 – Barcelona

Distance to Embryotools

10 min walking

Information and booking



 (+34) 934 470 006

Hotel NH Barcelona Stadium


4 stars hotel GL


Travessera de les Corts, 150-152, 08028 Barcelona

Distance to Embryotools

10 min walking

Information and booking



(+34) 933 399 050

Hotel NH Collection Barcelona Constanza


4 stars hotel


Avenida Diagonal 555

08028 Barcelona

Distance to Embryotools

15 min in tram or 25 min walking

Information and booking



(+34) 932 811 500

Hotel Catalonia Rigoletto


5 stars hotel


Carrer Sabino de Arana, 22 – 24,

08028 Barcelona

Distance to Embryotools

12 min walking

Information and booking



Barcelona is a friendly city for tourists easy to go around. You can find information on how to move around in these two web sites:



The closest public transport stops to arrive to Embryotools are the following:


  • V1 Mini Estadi – FC Barcelona
  • H8 Les Corts- Arizala
  • 113 Mini Estadi Palau Blaugrana
  • 101 Fútbol Club Barcelona
  • 113, 33, 67, 7, 75, H6 Palau Reial


  • Green Line- L3- Palau Reial
  • Blue Line- L5- Collblanc
  • Orange Line- L9- Zona Universitaria (from airport)


  • All lines- Av Xile


  • You can also book a taxi through Whatsapp at the number: +34 675613072.  Please specify that you are coming to an Embryotools course and the flight number information. A friendly Embryotools taxi driver will pick you up at the airport to take you to hotel or to our facilities.


Classes can be conducted in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. 

For other languages, translation services can be arranged.


Informal for all occasions. We will provide with special clothing and clogs to work inside the lab. If you need a special size, please let us know.


Some participants may require a visa in order to enter Spain. 

Please check the following link in english or spanish where you can download a Welcome letter. You can fill it in and send it back to us so that we can sign it and return it to you to present it to the Spanish embassy in your country.

Lunch break

Lunch break time is flexible to the lab’s needs. We propose you to join the Embryotools team during the lunch break at the Scientific Park’s restaurant where a fast line menu with different options is available.

However since lunch is not included in the course, you are free to have lunch elsewhere.

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