Access and Fees

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

HBI AMP is open under strict operational protocols: Please read.

ACADEMIC

  1. Before gaining access, new investigators/users must contact us to help us better understand previous microscopy experience and research/imaging goals.
  2. After discussing the above, trials, trainings, and/or imaging sessions will be scheduled. 
  3. Following trial/training/imaging, investigators must sign and return the HBIAMP service agreement and users must return the training form or orientation form.
  4. Once above is completed, users will be able to book through the FACES scheduling system.

INDUSTRY

  1. Before gaining access, new investigators must contact us to help us better understand previous microscopy experience and research/imaging goals.
  2. After discussing the above, the work will be outlined and a contract will be drafted and signed.
  3. Depending on the agreement, access, training, and/or imaging sessions will be arranged and coordinated by HBI AMP Imaging Specialists.

REMOTE ACCESS

Approved users can access our workstations, high throughput systems, and satellite licenses remotely. See Remote Access.

Due to the support of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Brain Canada, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and Cumming Medical Research Fund, academic fees and annual tiers can remain relatively low compared to the operational costs of the facility. This is a deliberate strategy to promote research and use of the facility. The breakdown can be seen below. 

Microscopy and Image Analysis

QUARTERLY INVOICES - payment due within 30 days of receipt.

ACADEMIC

  • MICROSCOPY hourly fees are first tiered at $5,000.00/year. Above this, hourly fees become half the rate until a second tier is reached at $8,500.00/year.
  • IMAGE ANALYSIS hourly/yearly fees are first tiered at $2,500.00/year. Above this, fees become half the rate until a second tier is reached at $5,000.00/year.
  • Annual tiers do NOT include Training fees, Fee-for-service, No-show fines and corresponding hourly fees for unused time, or other fees.

INDUSTRY

  • Industry fees are not tiered.

Academic Pricing

Instruments & Services

--- Microscopy and Image Analysis

 

 

 

Notes:

* Or $50.00 upgrade for SP8 confocal users

** Includes 2 hours of usage

*** 0.5 to 2 hour introduction

**** Following a 2 hour free consultation

***** Added to unused time

Training Fees

Short Term - flat rates unless noted

Zeiss Axiovert Bright/Wide-field

$25.00

Olympus VS110-S5 & VS120-L100 Virtual Slide Scanning

$50.00

ImageXpress Micro XLS Wide-field High Content Analysis

$50.00

--- long term > 8 hours

$0.00

Zeiss Apotome

$50.00

Zeiss PALM Laser Microdissection

$100.00

Nikon C1si Spectral Confocal

$150.00

Leica TCS SP8 High Sensitivity Confocals

$150.00

Nikon A1R Multiphoton

$150.00

Leica TCS SP8 WLL Fluorescence Lifetime (FLIM)*

$200.00

LVBT Ultramicroscope II Light Sheet**

$250.00

Standard Analysis Stations 1-2-3-4 (per person/year)***

$0.00

High End Analysis Stations 5-6-7***

$0.00

Imaris Satellite License (per 2-days)

$0.00

Fee-for-service expert imaging

$0.00

Advanced Analysis Training (per hour)

$20.00

No-show fine

$0.00

Long Term - flat rates unless noted

Specialty Objectives***

$0.00

Tokai Hit Stage-Top Incubator***

$0.00

Olympus IX81 Bright/Wide-field Live Imaging

$50.00

CellVizio Confocal Endomicroscope

$100.00

Usage Fees

Short Term - per hour rates unless noted

Zeiss Axiovert Bright/Wide-field

$20.00

Olympus VS110-S5 & VS120-L100 Virtual Slide Scanning

$25.00

ImageXpress Micro XLS Wide-field High Content Analysis

$25.00

--- long term > 8 hours (per day/plate)

$75.00

Zeiss Apotome

$30.00

Zeiss PALM Laser Microdissection

$35.00

Nikon C1si Spectral Confocal

$40.00

Leica TCS SP8 High Sensitivity Confocals

$40.00

Nikon A1R Multiphoton

$40.00

Leica TCS SP8 WLL Fluorescence Lifetime (FLIM)

$45.00

LVBT Ultramicroscope II Light Sheet

$45.00

Standard Analysis Stations 1-2-3-4 (per person/year)

$300.00

High End Analysis Stations 5-6-7

$20.00

Imaris Satellite License (per 2-days)

$160.00

Fee-for-service expert imaging****

$40.00

Advanced Analysis Training (per hour)

$0.00

No-show fine*****

$150.00

Long Term - per day rates unless noted

Specialty Objectives

$15.00

Tokai Hit Stage-Top Incubator

$20.00

Olympus IX81 Bright/Wide-field Live Imaging

$100.00

CellVizio Confocal Endomicroscope

$100.00

Industry Pricing

Instruments & Services

--- Microscopy and Image Analysis

 

 

 

Notes:

* Or $100.00 upgrade for SP8 confocal users

** Includes 2 hours of usage

*** 0.5 to 2 hour introduction

**** Following a 2 hour free consultation

***** Added to unused time

Training Fees

Short Term - flat rates unless noted

Zeiss Axiovert Bright/Wide-field

$50.00

Olympus VS110-S5 & VS120-L100 Virtual Slide Scanning

$100.00

ImageXpress Micro XLS Wide-field High Content Analysis

$100.00

Zeiss Apotome

$100.00

Zeiss PALM Laser Microdissection

$200.00

Nikon C1si Spectral Confocal

$300.00

Leica TCS SP8 High Sensitivity Confocals

$300.00

Nikon A1R Multiphoton

$300.00

Leica TCS SP8 WLL Fluorescence Lifetime (FLIM)*

$400.00

LVBT Ultramicroscope II Light Sheet**

$500.00

Standard Analysis Stations 1-2-3-4 (per person/year)***

$0.00

High End Analysis Stations 5-6-7***

$0.00

Fee-for-service expert imaging

$0.00

Advanced Analysis Training (per hour)

$40.00

No-show fine

$0.00

Long Term - flat rates unless noted

Olympus IX81 Bright/Wide-field Live Imaging

$100.00

CellVizio Confocal Endomicroscope

$200.00

Usage Fees

Short Term - per hour rates unless noted

Zeiss Axiovert Bright/Wide-field

$40.00

Olympus VS110-S5 & VS120-L100 Virtual Slide Scanning

$50.00

ImageXpress Micro XLS Wide-field High Content Analysis

$50.00

Zeiss Apotome

$60.00

Zeiss PALM Laser Microdissection

$70.00

Nikon C1si Spectral Confocal

$80.00

Leica TCS SP8 High Sensitivity Confocals

$80.00

Nikon A1R Multiphoton

$80.00

Leica TCS SP8 WLL Fluorescence Lifetime (FLIM)

$90.00

LVBT Ultramicroscope II Light Sheet

$90.00

Standard Analysis Stations 1-2-3-4 (per person/year)

$600.00

High End Analysis Stations 5-6-7

$40.00

Fee-for-service expert imaging****

$60.00

Advanced Analysis Training (per hour)

$0.00

No-show fine*****

$300.00

Long Term - per day rates unless noted

Olympus IX81 Bright/Wide-field Live Imaging

$200.00

CellVizio Confocal Endomicroscope

$200.00

Tissue Clearing and Expansion

QUARTERLY INVOICES - payment due within 30 days of receipt.

ACADEMIC & INDUSTRY - fees are not tiered as they include consumables.

Academic & Industry Pricing

Equipment & Services

--- Tissue Clearing and Expansion

 

 

 

Notes:

* Following a 2 hour free consultation

Training Fees

Academic

CLARITY Hydrogel Polymerization (per hour)

$0.00

MBI SmartClear II Tissue Clearing (flat fee)

$100.00

Fee-for-service expert training (per hour)*

$40.00

Fee-for-service expert clearing/expansion (per hour)

$0.00

Industry

CLARITY Hydrogel Polymerization (per hour)

$0.00

MBI SmartClear II Tissue Clearing (flat fee)

$200.00

Fee-for-service expert training (per hour)*

$60.00

Fee-for-service expert clearing/expansion (per hour)

$0.00

Usage Fees

Academic

CLARITY Hydrogel Polymerization (per hour)

$5.00

MBI SmartClear II Tissue Clearing (per day)

$50.00

Fee-for-service expert training (per hour)*

$0.00

Fee-for-service expert clearing/expansion (per hour)*

$40.00

Industry

CLARITY Hydrogel Polymerization (per hour)

$10.00

MBI SmartClear II Tissue Clearing (per day)

$200.00

Fee-for-service expert training (per hour)*

$0.00

Fee-for-service expert clearing/expansion (per hour)*

$60.00

Specimen Preparation and Tissue Culture

QUARTERLY INVOICES - payment due within 30 days of receipt.

ACADEMIC

  • Except for Tissue Culture, SPECIMEN PREPARATION hourly fees are tiered at $1,500.00/year. Above this, hourly fees are waved.
  • Annual tiers do NOT include Orientation/Training fees, Fee-for-service, No-show fines and corresponding hourly fees for unused time, or other fees.

INDUSTRY

  • Industry fees are not tiered.

Academic & Industry Pricing

Equipment & Services

--- Specimen Prep and Tissue Culture

 

 

 

Notes:

* A minimum charge of $200/PI/year applies and counts against hourly fees

Training Fees

Academic

Ultramicrotome

$0.00

Cryostat

$0.00

Tissue Culture Facility - BSCs, incubators, Axiovert, PCR

$0.00

Industry

Ultramicrotome

$0.00

Cryostat

$0.00

Tissue Culture Facility - BSCs, incubators, Axiovert, PCR

$0.00

Usage Fees

Academic

Ultramicrotome (per hour)

$5.00

Cryostat (per hour)*

$10.00

Tissue Culture Facility - BSCs, incubators, Axiovert, PCR (per PI/year)

$1,500.00

Industry

Ultramicrotome (per hour)

$10.00

Cryostat (per hour)*

$20.00

Tissue Culture Facility - BSCs, incubators, Axiovert, PCR (per PI/year)

$3,000.00