3 days course. Full hands-on Oocyte pick-up, embryo culture, embryo grading and transfer.
Ideal for young embryologists who start new in the embryology lab. They will end the course with full information and hands-on.

SKU: TRN-IN-007 Category:


Basic Course in Standard Techniques.


Aims and Goals of the Course:
Have an overview of an IVF cycle going through the whole process day by day. Understand fundamental principles of quality control, set-up management and work organisation of an IVF lab. Have an intensive hands-on session regarding the techniques implemented during a routine IVF from the oocyte pick-up to the embryo transfer. Discuss and discover key points of the standardized operating procedures that determine excellent 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):

  • “Oocyte and embryo morphology” by Dr. Gloria Calderón
  • “Blastocyst culture, pros and cons” by Dr. Nuno Costa-Borges

Hands-On Sessions:

  • Early morning setup and daily routine in the IVF lab.
  • How to handle culture media: Aliquoting, storage, setting up of dishes, HSA, temperature, osmolarity and pH.
  • Oocyte and embryo handling while using different devices.
  • Oocyte pick-up and stripping while using a simulation model.
  • Media change and efficient embryo washing.
  • Embryo culture from fertilization to blastocyst stage.
  • Embryo evaluation and grading.
  • Embryo transfer from the labs perspective.

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

Date: Three days upon request (from 10h a.m. –18h a.m.)

Price: 2700,00 Euros (+ VAT if applicable).

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

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. 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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