Hourly rates and fees for FY 21-22

Microscope Assisted Unassisted — Peak Hours Unassisted — Off-peak Hours
All laser-scanning confocals (Zeiss and Leica) $104/hour $44/hour $22/hour
Spinning disk confocal $95/hour $35/hour $17.50/hour
VT-iSIM $102/hour $42/hour $21/hour
Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 $102/hour $42/hour $21/hour
Zeiss  Observer 7 Widefield $82/hour $22/hour $22/hour
EVOS FL Auto 2 $77/hour $17hour $17/hour

Leica Widefield

$72/hour $12/hour $12/hour

Peak hours are from 8 am - 8 pm Monday - Friday.

Cancellation Policy: Users may cancel their own reservations up to 3 hours prior to the scheduled start time. If you need to cancel after that, email or call Andrea or Jasmine as soon as possible.

Training: See this page for details on training procedures and fees for our various light microscopes.

Special rate: For sessions longer than 12 hours in duration, the first 12 hours will be charged at the regular rate (peak or off/peak); additional hours are charged at a 50% discounted rate.

Non-academic, external customers (excluding CHOP and Wistar researchers) are subject to an additional 63% surcharge on top of the above rates.

Service Description Fee
Standard Sample Preparation Fix, dehydrate, chemical dry, mount on stubs, Au-Pd sputter-coat, per 6 samples $350
Assisted Imaging Image acquisition on FEI Quanta 250 in EMRL $110/hour
Unassisted Imaging For trained users only; 50% discount for off-peak hours $50/hour

Non-standard sample preparation not covered by the above description is charged according to the staff time required, at our staff time rate of $60/hour.

Contact Yuri Veklich for advice on sample preparation or to arrange for sample preparation services

Note: Non-academic, external customers (excluding CHOP and Wistar researchers) are subject to an additional 63% surcharge on top of the above rates.

To pay for service maintenance fees and technical support, we charge users $8.00/hour to use our Imaris or Huygens workstations. Time on a workstation may be reserved using the Microscopy Core Scheduler.  Unlike our microscopes, we use activity-monitoring software called Calpendo to monitor *actual* workstation usage.  This software also controls access to Imaris, Huygens, and MATLAB so users require a Calpendo login AND an active Microscopy Core Scheduler account to use these computers.