Upon request

One day course customized for IVF lab directors who want to improve results, gain consistency and analyze the stability of the culture system in their lab.

Also interesting for young embryologist who need to acquire deep knowledge on quality control in the 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.


SKU: TRN20-IN-001 分类:


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Quality Control and Quality Assessment in the IVF lab


Aims and Goals of the Course:

To improve the knowledge and understanding of Quality Control and Assurance in the IVF lab. To go through the management of culture media in order to achieve an excellent culture system while learning how to measure, validate, and control essential culture parameters in the IVF lab: temperature, CO2, pH, osmolality and VOCs. To understand how IVF organization and daily routine can affect quality control and influence consistent 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):

  • “How to set-up an ideal IVF lab: detailed description of all the installation, setup and equipment existing at Embryotools”

Hands-On Sessions:

  • Incubators: pH, gas and temperature control in different types of incubators.
  • Early morning setup and daily routine in the IVF lab.
  • pH measurements with blood analyzer and pH online.
  • Temperature measurements in all of the heated stages with different kinds of external probes: Thermodata buttons and Picologger.
  • Discover and understand different types of culture dishes and their relation with heated stages and embryo culture.
  • Possibility of getting in touch with the most modern technology and equipment currently available in the IVF field.
  • How to handle culture media: Aliquoting, storage, setting up of dishes, HSA, temperature, osmolality and pH.
  • Evaluation of temperature, osmolality and pH fluctuation in different culture systems.
  • Lab routine and practical aspects that affect QC&QA.

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.

Dates: Upon request (from 10h a.m. – 6h p.m.)

Price: 1300 Euros (+ VAT if applicable) for a one day course

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

Certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants completing the workshop for a total of 8 hours

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

General information

Workshop location

Embryotools S.L.


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.