1.000,00 3.000,00 

Customized for IVF lab directors who wants to improve results, gain consistency and analyze the stability of the culture system in their lab.

Also interesting for young embryologist who need to acquire deep knowledge on quality control in the IVF lab.


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Quality Control and Quality Assessment in the IVF lab.


Aims and Goals of the Course:
To improve the knowledge and understanding of Quality Control and Assurance in the IVF lab. To go through the management of culture media in order to achieve an excellent culture system while learning how to measure, validate, and control essential culture parameters in the IVF lab: temperature, CO2, pH, and VOCs. To understand how IVF organization and daily routine can affect quality control and influence consistent results.
Individual hands-on sessions with an assigned member of our team gives the trainee the opportunity to acquire practical experience in the aforementioned techniques.

Scientific Program:

Theoretical Sessions (30-45 min duration):

  • “Optimal conditions for the culture system: a review of QC/QA systems, critical parameters, and daily QC tasks” by Dr. Gloria Caldrón
  • “How to set-up an ideal IVF lab” by Ivette Vanrell
  • “Blastocyst culture, pros and cons” by Dr. Nuno Costa-Borges

Hands-On Sessions:

  • Incubators: pH, gas and temperature control in different types of incubators.
  • Early morning setup and daily routine in the IVF lab.
  • pH measurements with blood analyzer and pH online.
  • Temperature measurements in all of the heated stages with different kinds of external probes: Thermodata buttons and Picologger.
  • Discover and understand different types of culture dishes and their relation with heated stages and embryo culture.
  • Possibility of getting in touch with the most modern technology and equipment currently available in the IVF field.
  • How to handle culture media: Aliquoting, storage, setting up of dishes, HSA, temperature, osmolarity and pH.
  • Evaluation of temperature and pH fluctuation in different culture systems.
  • Lab routine and practical aspects that affect QC&QA.

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

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

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

  • 1000,00 Euros (+ VAT if applicable) for a 1 day course
  • 1800,00 Euros (+ VAT if applicable) for a 2 days course
  • 3000,00 Euros (+ VAT if applicable) for a 3 days course

Certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants completing the workshop

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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