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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.

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 and is priced for 1-2 people/session. 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-Profit1
Non-UC San Diego /
Non-Profit1
P30 NINDS Members 2
Gatan 3View Serial Block Face Secitoning EM

$36

$72

$56.70

$26

Technical charge for Gatan setup

$300
flat rate

$600

$472.50
flat rate

$300
flat rate

OMX Super Resolution Microscope - SIM

$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

Hamamatsu Slide Scanner

$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

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

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

  • Core Grant Members: Core Grant Members are those who have NINDS funding and have participated in our most recently funded NINDS P30 grant application.
  • OMX System: Core Grant Members for the OMX system are those who participated in our Stimulus Grant, and differ from NINDS core members for the entire microscopy facility.

Microscopy - After Hours and Weekends

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

  • Core 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
P30 NINDS 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

Qualify for Member Rates

Major User Member: The Core will accept new Major User membership based on newly awarded NINDS R01 or equivalent (U01, R35, R37, P01, P50, U54, DP1, DP2). Major Users receive a discount in recharge rates when using core instruments. If you have a qualifying NINDS grant, let us know so we can add you to our major users group.

NINDS P30 Member: The facility is grant subsidized so the cost for independent use is relatively low. NINDS-sponsored P30 Core Members receive further reduced rates.

All publications generated utilizing our resources must cite our grant:

NINDS P30NS047101