Micfac Fees

Fees

The FY24 rates are effective from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.

Custom Projects: Specimen Preparation, Imaging & Software Services

FY24 Rate

Custom specimen preparation and imaging services (consultation meeting required)
Lab supplies included, except for high-pressure freezer, for primary antibodies, and for uranyl formate
See TEM Cost Models
$140 /hr

Staff-operated/staff-supervised Equipment Use

FY24 Rate

Staff-operated: All microscopes, all equipment, all software
Except: Lattice Light-Sheet (LLSM)
$140 /hr
Staff-supervised, user-operated (“semi-assisted”: untrained users as part of TEM projects) $70 /hr
Lattice Light-Sheet Microscope (LLSM)only available as staff-operated
Promotional rate for JHU users only
$30 /hr

Unassisted Equipment Use

FY24 Rate

Electron microscopes $30 /hr
Confocal (laser scanning) & multiphoton microscopes $30 /hr
Long-term time-lapse confocal microscopy
(3h minimum, overnight 9p-9a & weekend/holidays)
$10 /hr
Rate only for confocal use at night (7p-9a) and on weekends. To qualify, users must log >500h experience on Facility confocals, excluding periods of long-term time lapse (see above).
$10 /hr
Light microscopes, specialized
Asylum AFM $30 /hr
GE OMX-SR $30 /hr
Lumicks C-Trap G2 Optical Tweezers $30 /hr1
Molecular Devices IXM High-Content Imager $17 /hr1
Nikon Spinning Disk Confocal (dSTORM/Super-res) $17 /hr
Long-term time-lapse confocal microscopy
(3h minimum, overnight 9p-9a & weekend/holidays)
$10 /hr
3i Lattice Light-Sheet Microscope, Nikon iLas2 (semi-assisted or full assisted use only) N/A
Light microscopes, basic
Nikon Fluorescence Dissection $17 /hr
Olympus BX51TF with color camera (Olympus Color) $17 /hr
Olympus IX81 Inverted (Olympus 1) $17 /hr
Zeiss AZ100 Upright $17 /hr
Sample prep equipment
Leica Cryostat CM3050S $17 /hr
Leica Microtome $17 /hr
Certification (test to allow unassisted self-use) $30 per trainee, per equipment
Data resources fee for monthly usage of image-generating equipment
(Fee provides for temporary network storage of image data, and unlimited access to computer workstations and image analysis software during the month) <=5 hours per month
<=10 hours per month
>10 hours per month
$20
$40
$60
per month, per lab group
Software & workstation fees (for months without usage of image-generating equipment) $5 /hr
1Promotional rate for JHU users only

Custom Projects: Specimen Preparation, Imaging & Software Services

FY24 Rate

Custom specimen preparation and imaging services (consultation meeting required)
Lab supplies included, except for high-pressure freezer, for primary antibodies, and for uranyl formate
See TEM Cost Models
$168 /hr

Staff-operated/staff-supervised Equipment Use

FY24 Rate

Staff-operated: All microscopes, all equipment, all software
Except: Lattice Light-Sheet (LLSM)
$168 /hr
Staff-supervised, user-operated (“semi-assisted”: untrained users as part of TEM projects) $84 /hr
Lattice Light-Sheet Microscope (LLSM)only available as staff-operated
Promotional rate for JHU users only
$168 /hr

Custom Projects: Specimen Preparation, Imaging & Software Services

FY24 Rate

Custom specimen preparation and imaging services (consultation meeting required)
Lab supplies included, except for high-pressure freezer, for primary antibodies, and for uranyl formate
See TEM Cost Models
$280 /hr

Staff-operated/staff-supervised Equipment Use

FY24 Rate

Staff-operated: All microscopes, all equipment, all software
Except: Lattice Light-Sheet (LLSM)
$280 /hr
Staff-supervised, user-operated (“semi-assisted”: untrained users as part of TEM projects) $140 /hr
Lattice Light-Sheet Microscope (LLSM)only available as staff-operated
Promotional rate for JHU users only
$280 /hr
By agreements with JHUSOM, only FastForward Companies with market capitalization less than $10M qualify for discounted rates. FastForward Companies with larger market capitalization must pay full corporate rates.
After-hours access to the campus buildings must be provided by other JHMI entities. The Microscope Facility cannot assume the responsibilities implicit in providing campus access to non-JHU users.