Fees

Fees/Services

The Facility is operated on a cost recovery basis. Users are charged according to the fee structure below.  Effective November 2019, the fees are as follows:

FoMD Users

Confocal/2-photon

User-operated

$16.50/hr

 

Assisted

$49.50/hr

Digital Microscope

User-operated

$10.00/hr

 

Assisted

$35.00/hr

 

Long-term timelapse

$80.00/day

Laser microdissection system

User-operated

$16.50/hr

 

Assisted

$49.50/hr


*Cap will be graded based on laboratory funding as of April of each year:

Funding Level ***

Cap level 2019-2020

<50 K

$0

50-100K

$696

100-150K

$1,392

150-200K

$2,783

200-250K

$4,175

250-300K

$5,566

>300K

$6,958

 ** Cap applies only to on-site users.

*** Funding level is based on total annual value of operating grants, studentships and fellowships received by the lab excluding equipment or multi-user grants as of April of each fiscal year.

 

Non-FoMD Academic Research Users

Confocal/2-Photon

User-operated

$30/hr

 

Assisted

$60/hr

Digital Microscopes

User-operated

$10/hr

 

Assisted

$40/hr

 

Long-term timelapse

$80/day

PALM system

User-operated

$30/hr

 

Assisted

$60/hr

 

Transmission Electron Microscope usage

TEM beam charge (user-operated)

$50/hr

TEM beam charge (assisted)

$80/hr

TEM sample preparation

$20/sample

Ultra microtome (with glass or user supplied diamond knife)

$10/hr

High pressure freezing

$100/run (+$10/sample)

Freeze substitution

$25/day

Cryo microtome

$100/sample

Immunogold staining

$100/sample

Cryo ImmunoEM

$200/sample

Thin sectioning

$25/block

Thick sectioning

$10/block

 

Industry usage

Confocal/2-photon/TEM, user-operated

$90/hr

Confocal/2-photon/TEM, assisted use

$140/hr

 

Computer/software usage – (Only applies for users who do not use the facility instruments)

MetaXpress/Imaris

$15/hr


Technologist hourly charge

FoMD User:

$33/hr

Non-FoMD User:

$45/hr

Or lump sum amount subject to approval by the Facility Manager

This fee is for performing small research projects by the Technologist using specialized equipment in the Facility (e.g. Micro-injection, image processing, etc.). It is subject to availability of the Technologist's time.

Note: 1) Bill will be sent monthly. 2) All users must undergo at least one training session before operating instrument independently.