University of Minnesota
University Imaging Center
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University Imaging Centers - Where the University sees the future

Rates

UMN Researchers:

The University Imaging Centers (UIC) is open to investigators and projects of members of the University of Minnesota community as well as external users.

For more information on using our facilities and the associated policies please read through our policy page.

Acknowledgements: For the purposes of funding and justification, it is important that if you use the University Imaging Centers services for any aspect of your research, teaching or publication, you acknowledge those services as having been provided by the University Imaging Centers at the University of Minnesota and thanking the approriate staff.

Example: Work was done using  Instrument 'X' with the assistance of Staff 'Y' at the University of Minnesota - University Imaging Centers, http://uic.umn.edu.

Please provide a copy of any publication for our files.

External Clients:

All External clients are subject to the UIC external rates. Per University of Minnesota policy an External Sales agreement is required and must be in place prior to work commencing.

External companies interested in working with the UIC should contact Mark Sanders.

Rates

Light Microscopy

Instrument Categories
Unassisted Imaging
(UMN Rates)
Assisted Imaging
(UMN Rates)
Advanced Light Microscopy $50.00 / Hour $95.00 / Hour
Intermediate Light Microscopy $35.00 / Hour $80.00 / Hour
Basic Light Microscopy $10.00 / Hour $55.00 / Hour
Molecular Biology Imaging $30.00 / Hour $75.00 / Hour
Live Cell Imaging $25.00 / Hour $70.00 / Hour
Sample Preparation $15.00 / Hour $60.00 / Hour

 

Category Inclusions:
   
Advanced Light Microscopy: Intermediate Light Microscopy: Basic Light Microscopy:
  • Leica SP5 MP
  • Nikon A1si
  • Nikon A1R FLIM
  • Nikon A1RMP
  • Nikon A1Rsi
  • Olympus BX2
  • Olympus IX2 FLIM
  • Zeiss Spinning Disk
  • Zeiss TIRF (TIRF Mode).
  • Leica LMD 6500
  • Nikon AZ100 C1si
  • Nikon AZ100M
  • Nikon Eclipse 90i
  • Nikon TiE
  • Nikon C2
  • Panoptiq Imaging System
  • Zeiss Tiling & Widefield Imaging.
  • Leica MZ FL III
  • Nikon TE2000-U
  • Nikon SMZ1500
  • Olympus IX70 (JH & SH)
  • Zeiss Axioplan 2.
Molecular Biology Imaging:  Live Cell Imaging: Sample Preparation:
  • Amersham 600UV
  • CareStream Gel Pro
    • Interested in using the CareStream? Please see UIC Staff.
  • Maestro
  • Storm 860
  • Typhoon
  • Nikon Biostation (CCRB & JH)
  • ONIX Microfluidic Perfusion Platform.
    • ONIX System fee is $25.00 per 24 hours.
  • Pelco Biowave Microwave (CCRB & SH)
  • Leica CM1800 Cryostat

 

Small Animal Imaging

Instruments
Unassisted Imaging
(UMN Rates)
Assisted Imaging
(UMN Rates)
Bruker Xtreme $45.00 / Hour $90.00 / Hour
IVIS Spectrum $45.00 / Hour $90.00 / Hour
IVIS 100 $45.00 / Hour $90.00 / Hour
Vevo 2100 (JH & CCRB) $45.00 / Hour $90.00 / Hour

 

microPET/CT

Instruments
Unassisted Imaging
(UMN Rates)
Assisted Imaging
(UMN Rates)
PET & CT Scanning $175.00 / Hour $220.00 / Hour
CT Scanning $100.00 / Hour $145.00 / Hour
PET & CT Room Rental $20.00 / hour $20.00 / Hour
Advanced Analysis $60.00 / Hour $105.00 / Hour
Gamma Counter $15.00 / Hour $60.00 / Hour

Services
Service Fee
(UMN Rates)
Animal Holding $20.00 / 24 Hours
Long Term Animal Housing* $150.00 / Day
*
Long Term Animal Housing fee is applied in addition to Animal Holding fee for each day animals require holding after the initial 24 hours.

 

Electron Microscopy

Instruments
Unassisted Imaging
(UMN Rates)
Assisted Imaging
(UMN Rates)
Phillips CM12 TEM $45.00 / Hour $90.00 / Hour
Hitachi S3500N SEM $45.00 / Hour $90.00 / Hour
• SEM: EDAX
$60.00 / hour
$105.00 / Hour
• SEM: Cryo
$65.00 / Hour $110.00 / Hour
Microtome $10.00 / Hour $55.00 / Hour
Sputter Coater
$14.00 / Run
$14.00 / Run +
$45.00 / Hour
Critical Point Dryer
$10.00 / Run
$10.00 / Run +
$45.00 / Hour

Services
Service Fee
(UMN Rates)
TEM: Sample-to-Plastic $80.00 / Sample
TEM: Stained Thin Sections
(Price in addition to Sample-to-Plastic)
$20.00 / Sample
TEM: Negative Staining $20.00 / Sample
SEM: Sample to Coated Stub $80.00 / Sample
SEM: Cut, Dry, Mount, Coat $30.00 / Stub
Additional Staff Microtomy $60.00 / Hour
Immunogold Cytohistochemistry Technical Time $45.00 / Hour

 

Training & Technical Assistance

Services
Service Fee
(UMN Rates)
Training (Flat Fee for up to 2 Users)* $90.00 / Instrument
Technical Assistance
$45.00 / Hour
Basic Light Microscopy Training $45.00 / Hour
Electron Microscopy Training & Technical Assistance $45.00 / Hour
*
Basic Light Microscopy and Electron Microscopy training are excluded from the flat training fee.
These categories are subject to hourly training fees. 

 

Slide Scanning

Services
Service Fee
(UMN Rates)
Transmitted Light Slide Scanning
1" x 3" - $15.00 / Slide
2" x 3" - $25.00 / Slide

 

Output Services

Services
Service Fee
(UMN Rates)
Poster Printing (Standard Paper) $5.75 / Sq. Ft.
Poster Printing (Cloth)
$8.00 / Sq. Ft.
3D Printing (MakerBot) $5.00 / Hour
3D Printing (MarkForge II) $15.00 / Hour
Thermal Camera
$5.00 / Hour or
$25.00 / Day