Equipment usage and service rates

Below you will find a listing of our microscopy imaging equipment. If you have any questions regarding our equipment or want to discuss your intended experiment and sample, contact us. 

Researchers using our facility can take advantage of full-service support (all work carried out by our technicians) or may be trained to use the equipment themselves. Please note: all equipment has a 1-hour minimum booking time. 

The equipment rates noted below are also available in PDF format on the Annual Authorization Form.

Tecnai F20:

Rates for equipment use:

Academic rates for CSM and Vet School users

Equipment use (/hr)

$70.00

Technician time (/hr)

$65.00

TEM Tomographic reconstruction (/tomoghraph)

$135.00

Academic rates for other faculties and academic institutions

Equipment use (/hr)

$140.00

Technician time (/hr)

$110.00

TEM Tomographic reconstruction (/tomoghraph)

$135.00

Industry rates

Equipment use (/hr)

$210.00

Technician time (/hr)

$90.00

TEM Tomographic reconstruction (/tomoghraph)

$135.00

*Grids for TEM are $10/piece (if required)

Hitachi H7650:

Rates for equipment use:

Academic rates for CSM and Vet School users

Equipment use – H7650 TEM (/hr)

$65.00

Technician time – H7650 TEM (/hr)

$65.00

TEM sample processing (/hr)

$65.00

Equipment use – RT Ultramicrotome (/hr)

$30.00

RT Ultramicrotome technician time (/hr)

$65.00

Academic rates for other faculties and academic institutions

Equipment use – H7650 TEM (/hr)

$70.00

Technician time – H7650 TEM (/hr)

$65.00

TEM sample processing (/hr)

$75.00

Equipment use – RT Ultramicrotome (/hr)

$35.00

RT Ultramicrotome technician time (/hr)

$75.00

Industry rates

Equipment use – H7650 TEM (/hr)

$130.00

Technician time – H7650 TEM (/hr)

$90.00

TEM sample processing (/hr)

$95.00

Equipment use – RT Ultramicrotome (/hr)

$40.00

RT Ultramicrotome technician time (/hr)

$90.00

SEM XL30:

Rates for equipment use:

Academic rates for CSM and Vet School users

Equipment use (/hr)

$55.00

Technician time (/hr)

$55.00

Sputter coater (/run)

$30.00

Academic rates for other faculties and academic institutions

Equipment use (/hr)

$65.00

Technician time (/hr)

$65.00

Sputter coater (/run)

$40.00

Industry rates

Equipment use (/hr)

$130.00

Technician time (/hr)

$90.00

Sputter coater (/run)

$50.00

AFM Bruker Nano Wizard IV:

Rates for equipment use:

Academic rates for CSM and Vet School users

Equipment use - AFM (/hr)

$65.00

AFM technician time (/hr)

$65.00

Equipment use - Spinning Disk Microscope (/hr)

$55.00

Spinning Disk Microscope technician time (/hr)

$55.00

Academic rates for other faculties and academic institutions

Equipment use - AFM (/hr)

$75.00

AFM technician time (/hr)

$75.00

Equipment use - Spinning Disk Microscope (/hr)

$55.00

Spinning Disk Microscope technician time (/hr)

$55.00

Industry rates

Equipment use - AFM (/hr)

$130.00

AFM technician time (/hr)

$90.00

Equipment use - Spinning Disk Microscope (/hr)

$130.00

Spinning Disk Microscope technician time (/hr)

$90.00

Zeiss Elyra:

Rates for equipment use:

Academic rates for CSM and Vet School users

Equipment use – Confocal mode (/hr)

$55.00

Confocal mode technician time (/hr)

$55.00

Equipment use – Super resolution mode (/hr)

$90.00

Super resolution mode technician time (/hr)

$55.00

Academic rates for other faculties and academic institutions

Equipment use – Confocal mode (/hr)

$75.00

Confocal mode technician time (/hr)

$75.00

Equipment use – Super resolution mode (/hr)

$55.00

Super resolution mode technician time (/hr)

$55.00

Industry rates

Equipment use – Confocal mode (/hr)

$130.00

Confocal mode technician time (/hr)

$90.00

Equipment use – Super resolution mode (/hr)

$130.00

Super resolution mode technician time (/hr)

$90.00

Additional services:

Rates for equipment use:

General technician time (including training) (/hr)

$90.00