Three day group course for those embryologists who are new in vitrification or for those who are already performing vitrification in their daily routine, and even thought they just want to update their knowledge and learn some tips and tricks to improve results.

This course with a maximum of six people guarantees a unique environment and highly technological laboratory with the most modern and exclusive equipment in the market available for training.


SKU: TRN-GR-004 Category:


Implementing a robust cryopreservation program: about vitrification, warming and assisted hatching


Aims and Goals of the Course:

This three-days training course is specifically designed for Embryologists interested in acquiring practical skills and updating their knowledge on oocyte, embryo, and blastocyst cryopreservation techniques. The course will focus on didactic and intensive hands-on practical lessons on the vitrification system and media that the embryologist needs to implement, pointing out the tips and tricks to achieve consistent results. Throughout the three-days, embryologists will have the opportunity to vitrify and warm unlimited number of oocytes and embryos needed to understand how important small details can affect results. The course also covers the fundamental principles of the assisted hatching procedure and its multiple applications in different developmental stages. Introduction to the Laser Assisted Hatching and familiarization with different operational modes. Evaluation and discussion about the effect of the size of the hole on the developing embryo by culturing treated embryos in a TL system. At the end of the course the trainee will have enough information to implement a robust cryopreservation program and identify the possible troubleshooting.

Scientific Program:

Theoretical Sessions (30-45 min duration):

  • “Advises and recommendations on oocyte and embryo vitrification and warming” by Ivette Vanrell

Hands-On Sessions:

  • Vitrification and warming of oocytes, using the Cryotop open and closed vitrification system
  • Vitrification and warming of cleavage stage and blastocysts mouse embryos using Cryotop open and closed
  • Tips and hinds to maximize results
  • Assisted hatching of warmed embryos
  • Culture of warmed embryos and analysis of their development

Team of embryologists providing the training:
Gloria Calderón, PhD; Nuno Costa-Borges, PhD; Enric Mestres, MSc; Ivette Vanrell, MSc; María García, MSc and Mònica Acacio, Msc.

Certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants completing the workshop for a total of 24 hours

Prices: 2750 Euros (+ VAT if applicable) for a three days course

Embryotools’ Laboratories
Avenida Doctor Marañón, 8
Parc Científic de Barcelona
08028 Barcelona, Spain

Sponsored by ASEBIR.

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

Description 4 stars hotel GL
Address  Riera Blanca, 10 – 08903 – Barcelona
Distance to Embryotools 10 min walking
Information and booking  https://www.hotelmadanis.com/
Phone  (+34) 934 470 006

Hotel NH Barcelona Stadium

Description 4 stars hotel GL
Address Travessera de les Corts, 150-152, 08028 Barcelona
Distance to Embryotools 10 min walking
Information and booking http://www.nh-hoteles.es/hotel/nh-barcelona-stadium
Phone (+34) 933 399 050

Hotel NH Collection Barcelona Constanza

Description 4 stars hotel
Address Avenida Diagonal 555

08028 Barcelona

Distance to Embryotools 15 min in tram or 25 min walking
Information and booking http://www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-collection-barcelona-constanza
Phone (+34) 932 811 500

Hotel Catalonia Rigoletto

Description 5 stars hotel
Address Carrer Sabino de Arana, 22 – 24,

08028 Barcelona

Distance to Embryotools 12 min walking
Information and booking http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com


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. The lunch is included in the price of the course, you will join the Embryotools team during the lunch break at the Scientific Park’s restaurant where a fast line menu with different options is available.