Please note: rates are set periodically, based on operating costs and in accordance with MIT and NCI policies. They are reviewed and approved annually by the MIT Office of Cost Analysis. Current rates effective December 2014.

Each service is described in detail on the Services page.

The ES Cell & Transgenics Core uses iLab, an online system, to streamline the process of requesting and billing core services.  Information on registering for an iLab account is available on the Forms page.


MIT (non-KI) & outside academic*

Gene Targeting in ES cells Gene targeting with 240-288 colonies isolated for screening $2000 $3950
  Small targeting, isolating 96 or fewer colonies  $1450 $2700
  Assistance with transgenic vector design FREE $82.50/hr
  Please start by reading our "Beginner’s Guide to Gene Targeting" on Methods    

Injection of DNA (BAC, Transgenic or CRISPR), RNA or virus into pronucleus of fertilized mouse eggs (C57BL6 or Balb/c)

Requests for Pronucler injection (PNI) of DNA, RNA or virus are processed by DCM.   Please see the DCM website for the forms to request these services(MIT Certificates Required)

$1420 $2000
Injection of ES cells into pre-implantation, diploid blastocysts (C57BL6 or Balb/c) $1420 $2000
  Injection of F1 hybrid ES cells into CD-1 tetraploid blastocysts $2110 $2836
  Culture of ES cells and preparation for their injection into blastocysts $180 $255
Karyotyping Prepare and Ship 1 or 2 mouse ES lines for Karyotyping at Cell Line Genetics (CLG) $250 $375
Each additional line added to a shipment to CLG $100 $150
(Cell Line Genetics charges $475 per line for karyotyping)
Pathogen Tests ES cells imported from outside MIT will be expanded and submitted  (Charge of $470 for testing at IDEXX, not included) $180 $255
Mice Repository Mouse Strains expressing Cre or Flp as well as wild type controls. See Repository Mice Available. varies by strain
Training and Assisted Work

Training options include, but are not limited to:

$55/hr $82.50/hr

Culture of ES cells

Generation of MEFs

Isolation of mouse eggs or embryos 

Isolation and culture of blastocysts

Generation of new ES cell lines

Differentiation of ES cells to specific cell tissue type in vitro

Optimizing breeding conditions for mice

Reagents Vials of 3x10'6 irradiated MEFs for use as feeders $10 $15
  Vial of p1 MEFs $50 $75
  Vial of germline-proven ES cells $250 $375
  Media, Serum, and ESGRO for ES cell culture at cost  

Other services such as cryopreservation of sperm and embryos, IVF, and genotyping are also available. Please see the DCM website (Certificates Required) for more details.

*As workflow permits, we do provide services to non-MIT investigators at academic institutions.