SIGN UP NOW: the BioChek ELISA and PCR Lab Training!

By 4 February 2020BioChek

Sign up now for our next well known and appreciated lab trainings for ELISA and/or PCR.
The trainings will take place in Reeuwijk, the Netherlands:

The ELISA & PCR trainings will be held on 21 – 23 April, 2020
The BioChek Lab trainings are meant for laboratory technicians using BioChek ELISA and/or PCR kits.

Sign up here for the training of your choice.
You can enter just the ELISA or PCR training, or choose to do both trainings.

Both trainings will be provided in English and will have a limited amount of participants per training.

► If we reach the maximum number of applications, BioChek will decide on participation based on the answers provided in the sign-up form.

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

Some practical information:

Costs for participants:
• Travel to/from the Netherlands (flight / car / train)
• Visa (if applicable)
• Accommodation(see below)


• Participants have to fly in the day before training (Monday April 20th)
• Participants will fly out on Thursday April 23rd after 15.00h

Costs covered by BioChek:
Local transport between:
 – Schiphol Airport
– Hotel in Gouda
 – BioChek
Lunch during the training
Diner after training

About the accommodation:

• BioChek will book the hotel for you with a group reservation
• The hotel is located in Gouda
• Hotel costs are ± € 107,- p.p.p.n. incl. breakfast
• Payment is at check-out

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

You will receive an answer from a BioChek representative as soon as possible after filling out your registration form.

NOTE: don’t book your flight before you get a confirmation of registration and the lab training schedule from BioChek.

For more information, contact your local BioChek representative, call our office (+31 (0)182 582 592) or e-mail
We hope to see you in Reeuwijk in April! If you can’t make it this time: the next BioChek training will be in Autumn of 2020.