Sperm preparation in collaboration with Microptic
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.
Theoretical Sessions (30-45 min duration):
- “Sperm features and fertilization process” by Núria Medarde, PhD
- “Sperm care” 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, PhD; Mònica Acacio; MSc; Carolina Castelló, BSc
Microptic Team: Núria Medarde, PhD
Certificate of attendance awarded to participants completing the workshop
Date: Three days (from 09:00h to 16:30h)
Price: 1800 Euros
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
- MICROPTIC S.L.
Josep Tarradellas, 8, 1º 6ª
08029 Barcelona, Spain