ELECTRON MICROSCOPE LAB FEE SCHEDULE
New: There will be a no-show cancellation fee1
|Service||UGA System||Non-GA Academic||Commercial Rate|
|Microscope Time: TEM, SEM/X-RAY, Single and Multiphoton Confocal||$40/hr||$60/hr||$300/hr|
|Extended Time Course Rate2 See criteria for use below||$150/run||$200/run||$500/run|
|Specimen Preparation Rates3 See note below|
|Technician Time: The technician does the work required||$80/hr||$100/hr||$250/hr|
|TEM Total Prep (Fix, dehydration, embed, stain) Also Freeze Substitution up to 6 samples per run||$ 200/run||$250/run||$400/run|
|SEM Total Prep (Fix, dehydrate, mount, coat CPD) up to 6 samples per run||$150/run||$200/run||$300/run|
|Plunge Freeze (In addition to technician time- see rates above)||$20/run||$30/run||$50/run|
|Dry Samples for SEM (Mount & Coat) up to 5 samples per run||$30/run||$ 50/run||$150/run|
|Cryo Samples for TEM up to 5 samples per run per day||$75/run||$80/run||$300/run|
|Critical Point Dry (In addition to technician time- see rates above)||$10/run||$15/run||$40/run|
1Cancellation Policy: For any user that fails to contact the center staff regarding cancelled appointments. Any no shows will be given a warning for first time offense. After the initial warning, the user will be charged for one-hour, continued offenses will be billed for half the time signed up.
2 Extended Time Rate: A flat fee will be available for special projects that take an extended period (e.g. 8 hours or more to run). These projects will require prior approval from the Director or Lab Coordinator before the flat fee can be applied. Unless there is a demonstrated need, all extended time projects will be scheduled for evenings and/or weekends.
3 With the exception of Cryo TEM and CRYO Preparations, specimen preparations will be at no cost if the user performs the work.