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Usage Rates for Fiscal Year 2017

 

(July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)

Category I (done by users) Unit RU users Non-RU user Non-RU Commercial user
Processing Tissue / Immuno EM /run  $15.50  $31.00 $46.50
Automated sample process /run  $71.00  $142.00 $213.00
Use of High  presure freezing /run  $154.50  $309.00 $463.50
Use of Freeze substitution* /hour  $1.05  $2.10 $3.15
* LN2 supply for Freeze substitution /fill  $25.75  $51.50 $77.25
Use of supporting device: CPD, Ion Spatter, Bio Wave, Glass knife maker, ultra microtome /hour  $15.50  $31.00 $46.50
Cryo-EM Preparation (Cyo Plunger, Cryo-Holder Evacuations, Heating plate, Ethane, LN2) /hour  $15.05  $30100 $46.50
Scoping EM (Peak time -10am-6pm, M-F) /hour  $44.60  $89.20 $133.80
Scoping EM (Off Peak time - 6pm-10am, M-F) /hour  $32.00  $64.00 $96.00

Scoping EM (Overnight) 10pm to 9:30am, M-TH 10pm to 8am Fri, Sat, Sun

/hour 22.30 44.60 NA
Scoping (LM) /hour  $32.00  $64.00 $96.00
Image analysis station (IMOD, Chimera, AMIRA, Fiji, Image J, etc.) /hour  $10.50  $21.00 $31.50
Category II (done by EMRC staff) Unit  RU users   Non-RU user   Non-RU Commercial user
Consultation /hour  FREE   $155.00 $220.00
Training  /hour  FREE   $155.00 $220.00
Scoping EM /hour  $73.00  $146.00 $219.00
Labor** /hour  $73.00  $146.00 $219.00
Use of High  pressure freezer /run  $154.50  $309.00 $463.50
Use of Freeze substitution* /hour  $1.00  $2.00 $3.15
* LN2 supply for freeze substitution /fill  $25.75  $51.50 $77.25
Serial /Cryo  sectioning /hour  $103.00  $206.00 $309.00
Category III (3View Operation by EMRC Staff) Unit RU users   Non-RU user   Non-RU Commercial user
Trimming, mounting and testing sample /sample  $154.50  $309.00 $463.50
Half-day operation /run  $237.00  $474.00 $711.00
One-day operation /run  $423.00  $846.00 $1269.00
Extended data collection (Peak time) /hour  $44.50  $89.00 $133.50
Extended data collection (Off peak time) /hour  $32.00  $64.00 $96.00
 
• Priority is placed for RU projects. Non-RU projects may be available depending on capacity and availability of device and/or EMRC staff.
Note: Examples of typical experiments: The following examples are provided as guidance for budget planning:
1. Conventional TEM: discussion (1hr) + tissue process (~8hr) + cutting sections (~1hr/sample) + staining + scope time
1. Conventional SEM: discussion (1hr) + tissue process (4-8hr) + coating + scope time
2. Immuno EM: discussion (1hr) + Immuno-staining variable) + tissue process (~8hr) + cutting sections (1hr/sample) + staining + scope time
3. Negative staining: discussion (1hr) + glow discharge (20 min) + negative staining + scope time
5. Training of operation of EM: a couple of hours
       
** List of "Labor" includes following items, but not limited
Processing (≤6 samples/run) (~8hr for TEM, ~4-6hr for SEM, ~12 hr for 3View)
Immuno-EM  (≤6 samples/run)
Nagative staining  (≤6 samples/run)
Cryo-EM Preparation
Staining
Use of supporting device: Critical Point Dryer, Ion Spatter, Bio Wave, Evaporator
Ultrathin sections 
Computer image process and analysis

 

 

 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)Category I (done by users)UnitRU usersNon-RU userNon-RU Commercial userProcessing Tissue / Immuno EM/run $15.50 $31.00$46