Beckman Center for Cryo-Electron Microscopy
All New Users are required to email for a consultation (BECKMAN_SERV@lists.upenn.edu). Once you send the email with your request, we will get back to you about the project feasibility, pricing, and goals.
We provide both shorter Cryo-EM Screening sessions (shorter than 6 hours) as well as lengthier 6-12 hour Cryo-EM sample screening sessions. The time slots will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. Users who wish to submit grids for screening should get in line by sending an email to BECKMAN_SERV@lists.upenn.edu and expect a wait time of 1-2 weeks (this may change based on demand).
The price for 6 hours of screening is $250 (plus $18 per grid for the clip rings) and users can expect to screen 4-6 grids in a 6-hour session.
The shorter screening sessions that are less than 6 hrs of Microscope time are charged @ $50/hr
High-Res Data collection:
We provide 24-72 hour sessions for High-Res data collection of pre-screened CryoEM grids.
Anyone who is interested, especially frequent users, can receive hands-on training and learn how to drive EPU to perform screening assisted by Beckman Cryo-EM Center staff. Users interested in training should mention this when signing up for a screening session as they will need to be approved for access to Sing Center which does currently not allow any visitors.
As a reminder, the Beckman Center for Cryo-Electron Microscopy is designated as a BSL-1 facility. If your project requires BSL-2, please contact the CEMAC committee for further discussion.
CURRENT RATES FOR HIGH RES CRYO-ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
· Internal Independent Use (UPenn and CHOP only): $1,000.00/day + $18.00/C-Clip
· Academic Independent Use (Temple, Drexel, Jefferson, etc.): $1,630.00/day + $28.50/C-Clip
· Corporate Independent Use (External): $2,000.00/day + $28.50/C-Clip
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