Instrument Rates

Training Charge: Staff service charge is applied to instrument trainings: total training cost = staff hourly rate × staff hours + instrument hourly rate × instrument hours. Training hours are listed in the table below for all training packages. Charges are based on the listed hours in the table, not the actual training time. For CUNY users training sessions, no staff service charge (only instrument charge).

Staff Service Charge: Optional staff assistance service is available for sample characterization using instruments within Imaging Facility. This service is limited to the availability of staff time and capability of the instruments. Users are responsible for sample preparation. The staff hourly rates are added to the instrument hourly rates (listed in tables below) when technical staff service is utilized.

CryoEM training: CryoEM training consists of three stages. Users must take Negative Staining training and pass the test to be qualified to take Cryo-EM Stage 1 training; Users must take Cryo-EM Stage 1 training and pass the test to be qualified to take Cryo-EM Stage 2 training. We strongly recommend that Users take minimum 10 hours to practice between training stages.

Materials: Users are responsible for consumable materials. We supply standard materials, which Users have the option to purchase from facility. Due to uniqueness of each experiment we cannot guarantee to supply all materials to satisfy the needs of all Users. Materials costs are listed in the table of Materials Costs.

Instrument Hourly Rates
Instrument Names Academic rates ($/hour) Start-up Companies ($/hour) Industrial Companies ($/hour)
FEI TITAN THEMIS 200 KV TEM 78 210 350
FEI HELIOS NANOLAB 660 FIB-SEM 66 165 275
FEI HELIOS NANOLAB 660 SEM 45 120 200
FEI SPIRIT 120 KV TEM 35 120 200
LEICA TCS SP8 STED 3X 40 120 200
WITec Raman Microscope 25 75 125
Leica EM ACE600 Coater 20 60 100
FEI Vitrobot (waived if imaging the prepared grids in the facility) 10 30 50

 

Instrument Name Academic Rate ($/day) Start-up Rate ($/day) Industrial Company Rate ($/day)
Halo 300 cryo-EM 400 1200 2000

Note: the above Halo cryo-EM daily rates are effective on 03/01/2022, valid for one year and only applys to 3D structural analysis projects, including grids screening and data collection by users themselves. Please contact faciltiy staff if you need more information.

Special Service CUNY Rate ($/grid) Non-CUNY Academic Rate ($/grid) Start-up Rate ($/grid) Industrial Company Rate ($/grid)
cryo-EM imaging 60 100 180 300

Note: the above cryo-EM imaging service rates are effective on 03/01/2022, valid for one year and only apply to non-structural project, facility staff will do the imaging and provide 5-8 images per grid. Please contact faciltiy staff if you need more information.

General Staff Service Academic rates ($/hour) Start-up Companies ($/hour) Industrial Companies ($/hour)
Staff Charge (no charge for CUNY users training sessions) 60 90 120

 

Training Packages  Maximum Training hours Staff Hours (Non-CUNY Academic) Staff Hours (Start-up and Industrial)
SEM 2 2 2
SEM + EDS 3 3 3
SEM + FIB 4 4 4
Auto Slice & View (must finish “SEM + FIB” training first) 3 3 3
TEM sample lift out (must finish “SEM + FIB” training first) 6 6 6
Leica STED 2 2 2
WiTec Raman 2 0 2
200kV Themis TEM 2 2 2
200kV Themis TEM + STEM 3 3 3
200kV Themis TEM + EDS 3 3 3
200kV Themis TEM + tomography 3 3 3
120 kV Spirit Standard training 4 0 4
Negative Staining Training – 120kV Spirit* 5 1 5
Cryo-EM Training Stage 1 – 120kV Spirit* 8 2 8
Cryo-EM Training Stage 2 – 300kV Halo* 1 day (7 hours) 1 day (7 hours) 1 day (7 hours)

* Users need to take Negative Staining Training and practice at least 10 hours before Cryo-EM Training Stage 1. Users also need to take Cryo-EM Training Stage 1 and practice at least 10 hours before Cryo-EM Training Stage 2.

Materials Costs  charge ($/unit)
Cryo Grid Box 10
UltraAuFoil grid 18
Quantifoil or Cflat grid 9
Lacey or Holey grid 3.5
Ultrathin Carbon on Lacey grid 6
Continous Carbon grid 2.5
Small membrance box 3.5

Users must finish all the user registration steps in Become a Facility User and are able to login Badger with your account before scheduling training:

Schedule with facility staff for individual training: