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Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule, Current as of Aug 1, 2016

 

A. Transmission Electron Microscopy

    Full Independent**
Routine Specimen Preparation:*      
1) fixation through embedding 1-2 samples $375.00  
  3-10 samples $475.00  
  over 10 samples +$50.00/each additional sample  
Microtomy:      
1) thick sectioning & staining/blk   $40.00/blk  
2) thin sectioning & staining/blk (for every 4 grids) $60.00/blk  
Electron Microscopy:      
per hour spent on scope   $165.00 $80.00
CD   $4.00  
Technical Time   $85.00/hr  

*Fifteen mls of a modified Karnovsky's fixative can be provided for up to 10 specimens, additional fixatives or special types will be at an extra cost. Tissue specimens for TEM should be about 2 x 2 x 2mm or smaller. For special types of specimens (cultured cells, thin layers of tissue, tissue that requires special orientation) contact Caroline Miller (caromill@iupui.edu) for instructions.

**This represents a reasonable amount of supplies for fixation and embedding, including, slides, grids, stains, and equipment usage. The EM Center provides 4 hours of training in electron microscopy techniques and use of the TEM. The cost for this training is charged to the researcher at the rate of $165/hour. Final decision on whether researcher can go on their own will be determined by the lab manager.

***This represents direct digital images. EM film is not used in the EM Center

 

B. Special Procedures, Immunocytochemistry-EM level (no independent)

Specimen Preparation:    
1) fixation-embedding, Unicryl 1-2 samples $375.00
  3-10 samples $475.00
  over 10 samples +$50.00/sample
2) Cryo Preparation Needs to be arranged  

   
Microtomy:                                                              
1) Thick sectioning & staining/blk  

$45.00 

2) Thin sectioning & staining/blk 8 Grids              $65.00

 

Eight grids represents enough for 2 immuno attempts, there will be a $5 charge per grid over eight.

3) Cryo sectioning/blk, thick and thin       $50.00/hr

There will be an additional charge for liquid Nitrogen ($4/liter), a minimum of 40 liters.

4) Immunostaining at the TEM level, for each attempt & antibody**** $450.00

5) Immunostaining at the LM level (on plastic thick sections), for each attempt & antibody****

$225.00
   
6) Negative Staining (per grid) $45.00

****Results cannot be guaranteed since antibody specificity/titer, quality/fixation of tissue and amount of target protein can limit success. Investigator provides primary antibody and necessary background literature.

C. Scanning Electron Microscopy:

    Full Independent**
Routine Specimen Preparation*      
1) Fixation and Coating 5 samples $500.00  
  over 5 samples +$45.00/each additional sample  
2) Coating Only   $20.00/Sample  
       
Electron Microscopy:      
Per hour spent on scope   $165.00 $80.00
       
       

**This represents a reasonable amount of supplies for fixation through drying (CPD or chemical), mounting and coating. The EM Center provides 4 hours of training in electron microscopy techniques and use of the SEM. The cost of this training is charged to the researcher at the rate of $165/hour. Final decision on whether researcher can go on their own will be determined by the lab manager.

D. EM evaluation/consultation:

Each incoming project receives an hour consultation at no charge, thereafter there is an $85 per hour charge for time spent researching techniques, evaluating data (quantitative and/or qualitative) or for anything beyond routine. The EM Center provides 4 hours of training in electron microscopy techniques or use of either the TEM or SEM. The cost for this training is charged to the investigator at the rate of $165/hour. If retraining is necessary, that is charged at the rate of $165.00/hr.

E. Outside/ Commercial Projects

Each project will be charged double the cost of regular fee schedule, due to lack of subsidy.

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