Microscopy Facility

Online Reservations – Facility Fees

Online fees for use of Microscopy Facility equipment are provided below.

Equipment Service
Fees
Transmission Electron Microscopy

Processing: Plastic embedding of tissue, pellets
Processing: Plastic embedding of plates
Processing: Plastic embedding of vibratome sections
Sectioning: Thick sections (0.5 - 1 mm), 1 slide
Sectioning: Thin sections, 4 grids per block
Sectioning: Thin sections - formvar grids, 4 grids
Additional formvar grids, after 4
Remounting of samples
Staining of grids
Ultramicrotomy - Training session
Glass strips for knives
Ultramicrotome - unassisted use

$20/ea.
25/ea.
30/ea.
10/ea.
30/ea.
40/ea.
3/ea.
2/ea.
20
200
3.50/ea.
2.50/hr.

Scanning Electron Microscopy Tissue Processing: Critical Point Drying
HMDS
Gold coating of samples (up to 6 per run)
30/run
15/ea.
5/ea.
Electron Microscopy
(TEM and SEM)
Technician time
Electron Microscopes – beam time
Training
35/hr.
40/hr.
200/session
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy Assisted use
Unassisted use (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Unassisted use (Mon.-Fri., 6 p.m.-12 a.m., Sat.-Sun.)
Unassisted use (midnight - 8 a.m., holidays)
Training
75/hr.
20/hr.
10/hr.
5/hr.
200/session
Multi-photon Laser Scanning Microscopy (2-Photon LSM) Assisted use
Unassisted use (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Unassisted use (Mon.-Fri., 6 p.m.-12 a.m., Sat.-Sun.)
Unassisted use (midnight - 8 a.m., holidays)
Training
75/hr.
20/hr.
10/hr.
5/hr.
200/session
Structured Illuminatino Microscopy Assisted use
Unassisted use (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Unassisted use (Mon.-Fri., 6 p.m.-12 a.m., Sat.-Sun.)
Unassisted use (midnight - 8 a.m., holidays)
Training
75/hr.
20/hr.
10/hr.
5/hr.
200/session
TIRF Microscope Assisted use
Unassisted use
Training
75/hr.
5/hr.
100/session.
Spinning Disc Confocal Microscopy Assisted use
Unassisted use
Training
75/hr.
5/hr.
100/session.
Neurolucida system Assisted use
Unassisted use
Training
45/hr.
5/hr.
5/hr.
Widefield Microscopy Assisted use
Unassisted use
Training
45/hr.
5/hr.
5/hr.
Stereology system Assisted use
Unassisted use
Training
45/hr.
5/hr.
5/hr.
Fluorescence stereoscope Assisted use
Unassisted use
Training
45/hr.
5/hr.
5/hr.
Microdissection system Assisted use
Unassisted use
Training
45/hr.
5/hr.
5/hr.
Cryostat & Vibratome Unassisted use
Assisted use
2.50/hr.
25/hr.
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