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Join Us!

With analogies to cell phone plans, we offer two ways for you to use our Facility:

A la carte plan
("Pay-as-you-go")

One-on-one professional assistance from our staff

Sample preparation services available

Dedicated attention to your science

Immediate results; no training needed*

All images at the highest standards of imaging quality

Cost-effective $130/hr rate

Fastest results; best quality
We 'drive' while you guide!

*For safety reasons, you are not allowed to operate the microscope yourself.

Membership plan
("Family" plan)

Low monthly fee ($130/m)*

Includes 2 hr/m of equipment time

Hours shared between lab users

Certified users have 24/7 access via online reservation system

Educational opportunity: train and practise to master microscopy

Staff assistance available for a fee

Additional time $28/hr for most equipment

Great deal for high-volume users

*Requires 12-month commitment

If your lab uses our microscopes more than 12 hours per year, do the math. Membership is a terrific deal! Typical microscope sessions are ~3 hours each, and members have free access to computer workstation with sophisticated image processing software. After a handful of sessions (don't forget that you have to do the controls and replicates!), you'll quickly save hundreds or thousands of dollars a year with membership.

To ensure your volume savings through membership, we must ask the lab's PI for a twelve-month commitment in writing (application forms online). For accounting purposes, we define a lab as a group of people charging budgets under the same faculty PI. Details about our rates for other services are also online.

Stop by and meet the people. To discuss your specific application, please contact us to make an appointment.


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