Fee Schedule - Microscopy

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All the core instruments in the UCSC Life Science Microscopy Facility are on a recharge system. Microscopy recharge fees vary based on whether the user is within or outside UCSC. Routine questions and questions related to equipment malfunction will be answered free of charge. There is no specific training fee for training on recharge scopes, however users may incur scope use fees during training. For training on non-recharge scopes your will be billed at the Technical Assistance rate for the training session. Experimental consultation is provided free of charge. Fees may apply for pilot experiments that require assisted imaging. New users need to contact the center manager to schedule a training section, see Training

Accounts will be billed based on the time spent logged into Windows on the microscope control computer. Do not forget to logout at the end of your session or you may be billed.

Anyone failing to pay for their microscope use in a timely manner will be contacted and will be subject to restricted access.

Fees for UC Santa Cruz Users

Leica SP5 Confocal—$25/hour, $400/24-hour period

Zeiss 880 Confocal—$27.50/hour, $440/24-hour period

Olympus Multi-Photon—$27.50/hour or $150/24-hour period

Zeiss AxioImager--$8.80/hour

Zeiss AxioZoom—$8.80/hour

Zeiss Live Cell Imaging Station—$8.80/hour or $64/24-hour period

Leica Epi-Fluorescence Widefield—$8.80/hour

Keyence Widefield—$8.80/hour

Training on a recharge scope— free from "training fee", but users may incur a scope use fee for the time spent during the training session

Training on a non-recharge scope—$44/hour

Assisted imaging—$44/hour plus the scope rate

Technical assistance for assay development, possibly including assisted imaging—$44/hour

Fees for External Non-Profit Users

Leica SP5 Confocal—$38.50/hour

Zeiss 880 Confocal—$42.35/hour

Zeiss AxioImager--$13.55/hour

Zeiss AxioZoom—$13.55/hour

Zeiss Live Cell Imaging Station—$13.55/hour

Olympus Multi-Photon—$42.35/hour

Leica Epi-Fluorescence Widefield—$13.55/hour

Keyence Widefield—$13.55/hour

Training on a recharge scope—$67.76/hour plus the scope rate

Training on a non-recharge scope—$67.76/hour

Assisted imaging—$67.76/hour plus the scope rate

Technical assistance for assay development, possibly including assisted imaging—$67.76/hour plus the scope rate

Fees for External For-Profit Users

Leica SP5 Confocal—$77/hour

Zeiss 880 Confocal—$84.70/hour

Zeiss AxioImager--$27.10/hour

Zeiss AxioZoom—$27.10/hour

Zeiss Live Cell Imaging Station—$27.10/hour, $216.83/24-hour period

Olympus Multi-Photon—$84.70/hour

Leica Epi-Fluorescence Widefield—$27.10/hour

Keyence Widefield—$27.10/hour

Training on a recharge scope—$135.52/hour plus the scope rate

Training on a non-recharge scope—$135.52/hour

Assisted imaging—$135.52/hour plus the scope rate

Technical assistance for assay development, possibly including assisted imaging—$135.52/hour plus the scope rate