Rate Table


Imaging Instrumentation

Rates below assume that a user has been trained and is independent in instrument usage.  An initial training session is provided at only the cost of the instrument time. A credit in the amount of the cost of the training session will be applied to the first independent user session.  Imaging performed by Center personnel will incur additional charges.  Any consumables provided by the Imaging Center will be charged in addition to the hourly fees.  Rates are subject to periodic evaluation and adjustment.  Advance notice of rate changes will be provided to subscribers of the Imaging Center listserv.

Instrument UK Users Daytime Rate* UK Users Off-hours Rate* External Users
Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 $30/hr (>4hr-->25/hr) $25/hr to maximum of $100 $45/hr
Leica SP8 DLS $27/hr $25/hr to maximum of $100 $40.50/hr
Olympus LV200 $10/hr $10/hr to maximum of $40 daily $15/hr
VAST Imager $15/hr $15/hr $30/hr
BioSorter $15/hr $15/hr $30/hr
Image Processing Workstation $10/hr $10/hr $15/hr

*Daytime rates apply to usage from 9:30AM-5:30PM, during which the Center Manager will be available for assistance and consultation.  Off-hours usage (5:30PM-9:30AM) will be permitted at the discretion of the Center Manager and Director for individuals who are trained and independent in their usage of specific instruments.  Note that fees for imaging sessions that span daytime and off-hours will be the sum of those hours.

10x Genomics Single Cell cDNA Library Preparation

The A&S Imaging Center uses the 10x Genomics Chromium controller and Chromium Single Cell 3' version 3 Reagents to partition single cells and generate barcoded cDNA libraries for single cell RNA-sequencing analysis (scRNA-seq).  Researchers provide viable single cell suspensions of the target cell populations.  Imaging Center staff will process cells to create libraries ready for Illumina sequencing.  The service includes:

  • Evaluation, quantification, and viability assessment of input cells
  • Single cell capture of desired target number of cells (500-10,000)
  • Generation and amplification of single cell cDNAs
  • Construction of Illumina sequencing-ready indexed cDNA libraries
  • Quality assessment and quantification of libraries

Services DO NOT include sequencing or bioinformatic analysis. Projects must be discussed in advance with Center staff and a Project Safety Questionnaire completed and approved. Please schedule sample submission two weeks in advance to ensure availablity of staff and reagents.

Service UK Users (per sample) External Users (per sample)
1 Sample $2275 $2425
2-3 Samples submitted together $1950 $2035
4-5 Samples submitted together $1825 $1875
6-8 Samples submitted together $1750 $1795

Transmission EM Sample Preparation

The A&S Imaging Center offers TEM sample preparation services for biological specimens.  Preparation options include specimen fixing, embedding, sectioning, and histological staining.  Basic rates are listed below.  Potential users are strongly encouraged to contact Center staff before initiating a project.  All services are performed by Center staff.  Sorry, but we are not able to accommodate self-service preparation in the Center at this time.

Service UK Users External Users
Fixing and embedding (Set of up to 10 samples) $325 $487.50
Sectioning and staining (per sample block, two grids) $110 $165
Sectioning only (per sample block, two grids) $90 $135
Thick Sectioning only (per sample block) $30 $45


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