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Usage Rates for Fiscal Year 2019

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Category I (done by users) Unit RU users Non-RU user
Processing Tissue / Immuno EM /run  $16.00 $33.00
Automated sample process /run  $75.00 $150.00
Use of High  presure freezing /run  $165.00 $330.00
Use of Freeze substitution* /hour  $1.15 $2.30
* LN2 supply for Freeze substitution /fill  $25.75 $51.50
Use of supporting device: CPD, Ion Spatter, Bio Wave, Glass knife maker, ultra microtome /hour  $16.50 $33.00
Cryo-EM Preparation (Cyo Plunger, Cryo-Holder Evacuations, Heating plate, Ethane, LN2) /hour  $16.05 $33.00
Scoping EM (Peak time -10am-6pm, M-F) /hour  $47.50 $95.00
Scoping EM (Off Peak time – 6pm-10am, M-F) /hour  $34.00 $68.00
Scoping EM (Overnight 10pm to 9:30am, M-TH 10pm Fri to 8am Mon) /hour
Scoping (LM) /hour  $34.00 $68.00
Image analysis station (IMOD, Chimera, AMIRA, Fiji, Image J, etc.) /hour
Category II (done by EMRC staff) Unit RU users Non-RU user
Consultation /hour  FREE $165.00
Training /hour  FREE $165.00
Scoping EM /hour  $77.00 $154.00
Labor** /hour  $77.00 $154.00
Use of High  pressure freezer /run  $165.00 $330.00
Use of Freeze substitution* /hour  $1.15 $2.30
* LN2 supply for freeze substitution /fill  $28.00 $56.00
Serial /Cryo  sectioning /hour  $109.00 $218.00
Category III (3View Operation by EMRC Staff) Unit RU users Non-RU user
Trimming, mounting and testing sample /sample  $165.00 $330.00
Half-day operation /run  $250.00 $500.00
One-day operation /run  $450.00 $900.00
Extended data collection (Peak time) /hour  $47.50 $95.00
Extended data collection (Off peak time) /hour  $34.00 $68.00

*Priority is placed for RU projects. Non-RU projects may be available depending on capacity and availability of device and/or EMRC staff.

Examples of typical experiments:

The following examples are provided as guidance for budget planning:

  • Conventional TEM: discussion (1hr) + tissue process (~8hr) + cutting sections (~1hr/sample) + staining + scope time
  • Conventional SEM: discussion (1hr) + tissue process (4-8hr) + coating + scope time
  • Immuno EM: discussion (1hr) + Immuno-staining variable) + tissue process (~8hr) + cutting sections (1hr/sample) + staining + scope time
  • Negative staining: discussion (1hr) + glow discharge (20 min) + negative staining + scope time
  • Training of operation of EM: a couple of hours

List of “Labor” includes following items, but are not limited to them:

  • Processing (tissue/cell ≤6 samples/run) (~8hr for TEM, ~4-6hr for SEM, ~12 hr for 3View)
  • Immuno-EM  (≤6 samples/run)
  • Negative 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

The University reserves the right to modify usage rates.


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