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Microscopy Core Rates

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Microscopy & Histology Rates

All labs and companies must properly cite our grant: NINDS P30 NS047101.

You must be affiliated with an established laboratory or For-profit corporation for access to our resources. No residential addresses will be accepted as a laboratory. You must also provide a current approved BUA and/or animal protocol. 

If you wish to do any live cell imaging in the core, you must have approval by submitting a BUA authorization form to core staff along with a copy of your BUA report listing the proposed research material.

Microscopy - Business Hours

Business Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Rates: All prices are per hour unless otherwise specified. 

Training Fees: A training fee is charged for each instrument. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 1 person per training session is allowed. Training fees include all on demand follow up Technical Assistance during business hours. There is no training charge for software or the Olympus MVX10 MacroView system.

Microscope Resource

(Business Hours)

UC San Diego Users  Corporate/
For-Profit
Non-UC San Diego /
Non-Profit
 Members 
Gatan 3View Serial Block Face Secitoning EM

$36

$72

$56.70

$26

Technical charges for Gatan

$300
flat rate

$600

$472.50
flat rate

$300
flat rate

OMX Super Resolution Microscope

$36

$72

$56.70

$26

Confocal Microscopes 

$36

$72

$56.70

$26

Zeiss Z.1 Light Sheet Microscope $36 $72 $56.70 $26
DeltaVision Deconvolution Microscope

$28

$56

$44.10

$22

Slide Scanners

Olympus/Hamamatsu

$28

$56

$44.10

$22

Keyence Widefield Microscope

$28

$56

$44.10

$22

Olympus MVX10 MacroView Stereoscope

$18

$36

$28.35

$15

Computer Software

$18

$36

$28.35

$15

Technical Assistance

$50

$100

$78.75

$50

Instrument Training

$220
flat rate

$440

$346.50
flat rate

$220
flat rate

Nanozoomer or Keyence Training
$110
flat rate
$220 $173.25
flat rate
$110
flat rate

 Overhead: All Non-UC San Diego Users are charged an overhead for any and all services, reflected in posted prices

 Core Member Discounts will be honored until November 30, 2021. 

Microscopy - After Hours and Weekends

After Hours (5:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.,  Monday – Friday) & Weekends:

  • Members, UCSD Users and Academic Non-UCSD Users: 45% discount after hours
  • Corporate / For-Profit: 25% discount after hours

Exception: No after hours special pricing for Applied Precision OMX and TIRFM, software and Gatan 3View system.

Histology

Histology services include CLARITY tissue processing, sample prep for serial block face sectioning and array tomography.

Histology Resource UC San Diego Users Corporate/
For-Profit
Non-UC San Diego/
Non-Profit
Members
CLARITY - 1 Tissue

$100

$200

$150

$100

CLARITY - Each Additional Tissue

$50

$100

$78.75

$50

Serial Block Face Embed/Stain

$700 $1400 $1102.50 $700

Histology Hourly Charge

$52

$104

$81.90

$52

All publications generated utilizing our resources must cite our grant:

NINDS P30NS047101