Services & Fees

The following fee schedule is for standard media, as of November 1, 2013. Fees cover the cost of supplies, glasswashing and all other Facility operating costs:

Culture Media and Salts
MediaUnit Volume(s) AvailableCost per Liter
3% Agar 250 ml $13.20
40% Glucose 500 ml $33.00
LB 500 ml $8.80
2X LB 250 ml $17.60
LB, 1.5% agar 400 ml $37.50
1X PBS 500 ml $24.00
10X PBS 500 ml $11.00
2X S 225 ml $22.00
2X S w/o uracil, trp 225 ml $22.00
2X S w/o his, leu 225 ml $22.00
2X S w/o 6 aa 225 ml $22.00
Terrific Broth 900 ml $17.60
1.05X YEP 900 ml $11.00
2.22X YEP 225 ml $22.00
Sterile Water 500 ml $2.00
 
Tissue Culture Media
MediaUnit Volume(s) AvailableCost per Liter
DME+, w/ Hepes 450 ml $17.60
DME, low glucose 10 L batch on request* On request
F12 (Ham) 10 L batch on request* On request
Hank's Bal Salt Sol 100 ml, 400ml $17.60
Hepes-Buffered Saline 450 ml $17.60
MEM-S (Joklik's) 10 L batch on request* On request
MEM w/ Earles salts 450 ml $17.60
MEMα 10 L batch on request* On request
RPMI 400 ml $11.00
Versene 40 ml, 100 ml $22.00
 
Frozen Media
MediaUnit Volume(s) AvailableCost per Liter
Pen/Strep 100 ml $82.50
Trypsin-EDTA 100 ml $33.00

 *a minimum of 1 week advance notice is requested

Rates are set periodically, based on operating costs and in accordance with MIT policies. They are reviewed and approved annually by the MIT Office of Cost Analysis. Services are billed at the rate listed on the date of service delivery. Rates for specialty media will be determined on an individual basis, depending on supplies and labor.