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

SKU: TRN-IN-006.1 Category:


Sperm Analysis, Preparation and Cryopreservation: Hands on and troubleshooting.


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. Have intensive hands-on sessions focused on sperm analysis and preparation for the different of ART techniques. 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 and in our facilities it will be possible to learn and have intensive hands on sessions on the sperm preparation on different types of sperm samples.

Scientific Program:

Hands on Sessions:

  • Macroscopic and microscopic sperm analysis
  • Manual versus automatic (Microptic) evaluation
  • Basic semen assessment: Motility, Concentration and Morphology
  • Vitality analysis
  • Sperm functional tests: Mucus penetration, Hyperactivation, Acrosome reaction and DNA fragmentation
  • Sperm preparation techniques: Gradients and swim-up
  • Dilution of sperm preparation samples for IU, IVF and ICSI techniques
  • 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.

Staff Experts:
Embryotools Team (Dr. Gloria Calderón, Dr. Nuno Costa-Borges, Enric Mestres, Ivette Vanrell, María García and Carles LLop)
Microptics Team (Dr. Núria Medarde)

Certificate of attendance awarded to participants completing the workshop

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

Price: 1.800,00 Euros (+ VAT if applicable).


  •  Embryotools’ Laboratories
    Avenida Doctor Marañón, 8
    Parc Científic de Barcelona
    Barcelona –SPAIN
    Josep Tarradellas, 8, 1º 6ª
    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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