Microscopy Cost Estimates and Fees

Rates and fees for routine services are listed below. For complex projects that require extensive labor, please consider including core staff as key personnel on grant submissions. Contact us with any questions you may have.

Instrument Rates

Peak times are M-F, 8 AM – 6 PM.  All other times are Off-Peak.

DeviceInternal PeakInternal Off-PeakExternalCorporate
JEOL JEM-1400+ LaB6 Transmission Electon Microscope$50/hr$25/hr$70/hr$75/hr
Leica Inverted SP5 Confocal Microscope$50/hr$25/hr$70/hr$75/hr
Leica SP8 Confocal with 2-Photon or FLIM$50/hr$25/hr$70/hr$75/hr
Leica Upright SP5 Confocal Microscope with 2-Photon$50/hr$25/hr$70/hr$75/hr
Nikon A1 Confocal$35/hr$17/hr$49/hr$53/hr
Nikon E-800 Upright Epifluorescence Microscope$20/hr$10/hr$28/hr$30/hr
Nikon N-SIM Super Resolution$50/hr$25/hr$70/hr$75/hr
Nikon X1 Yokogawa Spinning Disk Confocal$50/hr$25/hr$70/hr$75/hr
Olympus SZX16 Epifluorescence Stereoscope$10/hr$5/hr$14/hr$15/hr
Zeiss Apotome$20/hr$10/hr$28/hr$30/hr
Zeiss EVO 15 LaB6 Scanning Electron Microscope$50/hr$25/hr$70/hr$75/hr
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Service Fees
Widefield Training*$156$218$234
Routine Confocal Training*$306$428$459
Undergraduate User Training*$506$708$759
Advanced Light Microscopy Training*$306$428$459
Electron Microscopy Training*$200$280$300
Negative Stain Hands-on Training (all inclusive)$85$119$127
Immunogold Labeling Hands-on Training (all inclusive)$485$679$728
Advanced Electron Microscopy Sample Preparation (all inclusive)$1,050$1,471$1,576
Electron Microscopy Sample Preparation (up to 4 samples)$350$490$525
Ultramicrotome Sectioning Service I (2 mesh grids)$135$189$202
Ultramicrotome Sectioning Service II (2 slot grids)$205$286$307
Ultramicrotome Re-sectioning Service (2 mesh grids)$80$113$121
Post-staining Service$20$27$29
Expansion Microscopy (start up fee)$100$140$150
Expansion Microscopy Sample (per sample)$100$140$150
Tisuse Clearing: iDisco (per sample)$100$140$150

*Users will not be charged an instrument fee for the first 3 hours of the initial training. If the initial training extends beyond 3 hours the user will be charged the standard microscope fee for the remainder of the training. The instrument fee waiver only applies to the initial training, and cannot be utilized for any other reservations. After the initial training Microscopy Core staff will provide trained users additional support as needed.