Services & Fees

Consultation and assistance

Initial consultation, basic assistance, experimental guidance, and image data processing for all available imaging platforms.

Fee: NONE

Training

Training in the use of any imaging platform, including image acquisition and processing software, is available and required for all new users.

Fee: $66/hr

Independent use of facility instruments

Most facility instruments are available for self-use after an initial training and orientation session provided by Core staff; scheduling is via iLab for each instrument. See Core staff for iLab registration instructions.

Fees:

  • $36/hr peak time (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), $18/hr off-peak time (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) - DeltaVision, OMX, and spinning head, laser scanning and multiphoton confocal microscopes
  • $36/hr - LCM and SKY microscopes
  • $12/hr - Zeiss microscope, workstations

Assisted work: Facility imaging systems

Staff-conducted experimental work on investigator-submitted samples is available and arranged in advance.

Fees:

  • $66/hr - DeltaVision, Zeiss, LCM and SKY microscopes; workstations
  • $100/hr - OMX and spinning head, laser scanning and multiphoton confocal microscopes

Assisted work: Sample preparation for Spectral Karyotyping (SKY) and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Fee: based on scope of work and established during consultation with the Facility Manager, Eliza Vasile

Assisted work: Electron microscopy and immunoelectron microscopy services

Services currently available on a limited basis.
Fee: based on scope of work and established during consultation with the Facility Manager, Eliza Vasile

 

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. Services are billed at the rate listed on the date of service delivery. Fees listed above are effective July 1, 2014, and represent base rates; additional surcharges will be applied for investigators not affiliated with the Koch Institute.