Upon request

Full hands-on 3 days course in collaboration with Microptic.
Learn how to analyse all sorts of sperm samples and prepare them for any of the techniques applied in an IVF lab.

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

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Sperm care: The eternal forgotten


Aims and goals of the course:

To understand how to setup and manage a successful andrology lab and learn key tips on how to deal with all kinds of sperm samples. To improve the knowledge and understanding about the latest techniques to select the best sperm.

In collaboration with Microptic (www.micropticsl.com) the course will offer the possibility to go through all the latest discoveries and innovations in the field of sperm analysis in Microptic facilities.

In our facilities it will be possible to learn and have intensive hands on sessions in sperm preparation using different types of sperm samples with an assigned member of our team.

Scientific Program:

Theoretical Sessions (30-45 min duration):

  • “Sperm features and fertilization process” by Núria Medarde, PhD
  • “Sperm care: The eternal forgotten” by Embryotools team
  • “New ways to reduce DNA fragmentation: Chip Fertile®” by Embryotools team

Hands on Sessions:

  • Macroscopic and microscopic sperm analysis
  • Microscopic sperm assessment: Motility, Concentration, Morphology and Vitality analysis
  • Manual versus automatic (Microptic) sperm evaluation
  • Sperm functional tests: Mucus penetration, Hyperactivation, Acrosome reaction and DNA fragmentation
  • Sperm preparation techniques: Gradients, swim-up, MACS, Chip Fertile®
  • Dilution of sperm preparation samples for IU, IVF and ICSI techniques
  • Unlimited sperm samples with different characteristics
  • How to deal with special sperm samples: poor sperm, TESE, infectious
  • How to cryopreserve sperm or testicular biopsies using different techniques

Team of embryologists providing the training:
Embryotools Team (Gloria Calderón, PhD; Nuno Costa-Borges, PhD; Enric Mestres, MSc; Ivette Vanrell, MSc; María García, MSc and  Mònica Acacio, MSc)
Microptic Team (Núria Medarde, PhD)

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

Date: Three days upon request (from 10h a.m. – 6h p.m.)

Price: 1800 Euros (+ VAT if applicable)

Depending on your experience and needs we can modify the training course by adding extra days to the course.


  •  Embryotools’ Laboratories
    Avenida Doctor Marañón, 8
    Parc Científic de Barcelona
    08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Josep Tarradellas, 8, 1º 6ª
    08029 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

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.