We welcome users from outside the University of Chicago campus. External users will need to provide a standing purchase order and PI and grants administrator contact Information in advance. External rates may apply.
Northwestern and the University of Illinois at Chicago are members of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium and as such are entitled to internal / UChicago user rates.
Members of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center receive a subsidy when using the Integrated Microscopy Core Facility.
MICROSCOPE USE FEES
|Leica Stellaris8 confocal||Hour||$42.44||$66.20|
|Leica SP8 confocal||Hour||$42.44||$66.20|
|Leica SP5 2-photon||Hour||$42.44||$66.20|
|Leica SP5 STED CW||Hour||$42.44||$66.20|
|Fixed-Sample DSU confocal||Hour||$21.22||$33.10|
|Live DSU confocal||Hour||$21.22||$33.10|
|Training Fee||Person||$20.00||$31.20||Max. 2 trainees + microscope time|
|Glass Bottom Dishes||Sleeve||$20||$31.20||sleeve of 10 sterile, uncoated|
|Zeiss coverslips||Box||$5.50||$8.58||box of 1000, 18mm x 18mm #1.5 uncoated|
* UChicago users with certain Center grant memberships are eligible for Center grant copayments
WHOLE SLIDE SCANNING
|Small Histology Scan||Slide||less than or equal to 25mm||$5.30||$8.28|
|Large Hisology Scan||Slide||greater than 25mm||$10.61||$16.55|
|TMA Histology Scan||Slide||tissue microarray (any size)||$15.91||$24.83|
|Slide Flip-Scan||Slide||flipping a slide to scan near label area||$3.71||$5.78|
|Fluoroscan-1-Color||Slide||less than or equal to 25mm, single color||$10.61||$16.51|
|Fluoroscan-1-Color-Large||Slide||greater than 25mm, single color||$15.91||$24.83|
|Fluoroscan-Extra-Color||Channel||less than or equal to 25mm, each additional color||$3.19||$4.98|
|Fluoroscan-Extra-Color-Large||Channel||greater than 25mm, each additional color||$5.30||$8.28|
|Z-stack||+50% of scan cost||+50% of scan cost|
|Rush Fee||any slide type||3x normal cost||3x normal cost|
|Scan Prep Charge||cleaning excessive mouting media, etc. on any slide type||$3.19||$4.98|
We are happy to scan slides shipped to us from outside users; our rates take into consideration the University’s indirect costs. Please contact us for information on how to ship your slides to the facility. We will ask you to provide a FexEx account number to cover return shipping costs.
Please note if you want your DAPI scanned it counts as a color channel. For example, DAPI + GFP = two colors.
|Oil on objective||$100 per objective per incident|
|Damaged objective||Half the cost of a new objective ($2000-$16,000 depending on objective)|
|Microscope left on overnight||Person who scheduled the last session will be charged hourly fee for time left on + repair cost for any resulting damage, and possible loss of scheduler privileges|
|Missed appointment (one hour rule), first two in a month||$40 each incident|
|Missed appointment (one hour rule), beyond two in month||$40 each + hourly fee for reserved time, and possible loss of scheduler privileges|
|Appointment cancellation within 12 hrs. or less of scheduled start time, beyond one in month||Use charges for 50% of reserved microscope time, and possible loss of scheduler privileges|
There are no center grant discounts on fines