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The Electron Microscopy Center


User Fees

2016-2017 PRICE SCHEDULE FOR ON-CAMPUS USERS

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I. Rate for use of equipment (does not include labor)

Hitachi H8000 TEM

$50.00

per hour

Zeiss FESEM

$80.00

per hour

Tescan Vega3 SBU SEM

$50.00

per hour

Zeiss fluorscence microscope

$5.00

per hour

Ultramicrotome

$20.00

per hour

Rotary paraffin microtome

$10.00

per hour

Cryo-ultramicrotome

$40.00

per hour

II. Processing (does not include labor)

Conventional fixation, dehydration, and embedding

$25.00

per sample

Carbon Evaporation/Sputter Coater

$20.00

per run

TEM grid staining (UA+Pb)

$5.00

per block

Negative staining

$5.00

per grid

Immunolabeling

 

cost variable

III. Staff support

Technical support from EMC staff

$25.00

per hour

Rush order technical support

$30.00

per hour

IV. Supplies

Formvar coated grids

$5.00

per grid

Lacey carbon grids

$6.00

per grid

Uncoated grids

$1.00

per grid

SEM Stub Storage Box

$6.00

each

SEM Large stub Storage Box

$10.00

each

Glass Slides

$0.50

each

Grid Box

$5.00

each

Miscellaneous supplies

 

cost variable

 

 

2016-2017 PRICE SCHEDULE FOR EXTERNAL FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

All for-profit users are charged a fee of $200.00 per hour for the use of all our microscopes (except the Zeiss FESEM). The Zeiss Ultraplus FESEM user fee for all for-profit users is $250.00 per hour.  These rates include specimen preparation, however, sputter coating is an additional $25.00 per run.

 

 

2016-2017 PRICE SCHEDULE FOR EXTERNAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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I. Rate for use of equipment (does not include labor)

Hitachi H8000 TEM

$60.00

per hour

Zeiss FESEM

$90.00

per hour

Tescan Vega3 SBU SEM

$60.00

per hour

Zeiss fluorescence microscope

$10.00

per hour

Ultramicrotome

$25.00

per hour

Rotary paraffin microtome

$15.00

per hour

Cryo-ultramicrotome

$50.00

per hour

II. Processing (does not include labor)

Conventional fixation, dehydration, and embedding

$30.00

per sample

Carbon Evaporation/Sputter Coater

$25.00

per run

TEM grid staining (UA+Pb)

$6.00

per block

Negative staining

$6.00

per grid

Immunolabeling

 

cost  variable

III. Staff support

Technical support from EMC staff

$30.00

per hour

Rush order technical support

$40.00

per hour

IV. Supplies

Formvar coated grids

$6.00

per grid

Lacey carbon grids

$7.00

per grid

Uncoated grids

$2.00

per grid

SEM Stub Storage Box

$7.00

each

SEM Large stub Storage Box

$15.00

each

Glass Slides

$1.00

each

Grid Box

$6.00

each

Miscellaneous supplies

 

cost variable

EMC is operated on a cost-recovery basis and fees are assessed for materials, equipment and staff support.