We have revised the rates for all of our services, based on updated estimates of our costs and equipment usage.

The new rates will be in effect from July 1st, 2016.

New rates:

For members of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center:

  • All light microscopes except the IX70: $13.10/hour.
  • Olympus IX70 live-cell microscope: $4.30/hour.
  • Lavision light-sheet microscope: $33.50/hour
  • Electron microscopes: $67.20/hour.
  • Image analysis workstation: $9.30/hour.

For members of UNC that are NOT part of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.They also apply to researchers at NCSU :

  • All light microscopes except the IX70: $33.30/hour.
  • Olympus IX70 live-cell microscope: $8/hour.
  • Lavision light-sheet microscope: $50.70/hour
  • Electron microscopes: $67.20/hour.
  • Image analysis workstation: $11.50/hour.

For non-profit government or educational insitutions other than UNC and NCSU (other universities, NIH, etc.):

  • All light microscopes except the IX70: $52/hour.
  • Olympus IX70 live-cell microscope: $12/hour.
  • Lavision light-sheet microscope: $79/hour
  • Electron microscopes: $104/hour.
  • Image analysis workstation: $18/hour.

For commercial entities (pharmaceutical, biotech companies, etc.):

  • All light microscopes except the IX70: $66.60/hour.
  • Olympus IX70 live-cell microscope: $16/hour.
  • Lavision light-sheet microscope: $101.40/hour
  • Electron microscopes: $134.40/hour.
  • Image analysis workstation: $23/hour.

NOTE: For EM sample preparation, technical assistance and consultation rates, to discuss your project in detail.