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We regret to inform you that the upcoming BioChek Lab Training (April 21 – 23) is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We feel this is the right course of action under the current circumstances.

Our next training is scheduled in September/October 2020. As soon as we have a definitive date, we will of course inform you of this. Thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you at our next training.

Don’t hesitate to contact us or your local BioChek representative, if you have any questions.

More information on the lab training (general)

The focus of this lab training:

  • BioChek kit handling and test protocols
  • Good pipetting techniques
  • Accuracy and interpretation of BioChek ELISA/PCR results for poultry and swine
  • Validation of assays for reliable test results
  • Equipment usage and maintenance
  • Troubleshooting common issues in the lab
  • How to use the BioChek II software to improve your test workflow

More information on the ELISA training

The ELISA training will cover the theoretical and practical aspects of the BioChek ELISA, focusing on:

• Reagent and sample preparation
• Pipetting technique
• Validation of results using different types of reference controls
• Troubleshooting
• A demonstration of the BioChek ELISA Assay Robot (BEAR), including the ‘Beat the BEAR’ contest

We will also discuss how to use the BioChek II Software to generate reliable and accessible data, in an easy way.

We will focus on:
• Automatic validation of test results
• Verify performance of the lab with control tracking reports
• Create vaccination programs and calculate your own baselines
• How to build a Customer database with relevant customer- and flock information for more in-depth interpretation
• Usage of Target Titers for automatic interpretation of ELISA results
• Create all different types of BioChek Reports
• Different ways to manage and share data with your customer

Training level: beginner/intermediate

More information on the PCR training

During this training, the theory of PCR testing and its practical application will be discussed. Our Molecular Diagnostics Specialist will bring you up to date on all aspects of testing:

• How to set up a qPCR lab
• How to work clean and avoid contamination
• Sample preparation and extraction
• Equipment necessary
• Curve analysis
• Troubleshooting
• How to use the BioChek software to make your qPCR workflow even better

Training level: beginner/intermediate

For more information, contact your local BioChek representative, call our office (+31 (0)182 582 592) or e-mail

The next BioChek training will be in Autumn of 2020.