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Wilmer Imaging and Microscopy Core User Fees

User Fees

The fee schedule for Fiscal 2010 (effective July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010) is posted below. For all MICF member labs, billing will be carried out electronically after the beginning of the fiscal year for the entire year’s membership. The MICF must have a steady income stream to fulfill its annual operating budget; therefore, member labs will not be able to drop and resume membership for a given instrument on a month-by-month basis. Labs joining mid-year will be charged a pro-rated fee for the balance of the fiscal year. For fee for service work, a budget number will be requested shortly after the project is completed. 

If you have any questions regarding billing, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Ellen Pease at 

How to calculate your user fees to budget for grants:

Each primary investigator can estimate his or her lab’s annual charges by adding up the monthly access fee for each instrument used. For example, a lab using the confocal and inverted microscope will be billed $1740/year for unlimited access to these instruments. 

MICF Fee Schedule for FY2010

Must prepay for the year, will prorate to the nearest quarter if joining after start of fiscal year (July 1).

Unlimited independent use per instrumentMonthly
Member Fee
Zeiss LSM 510 Meta Confocal Microscope (includes Offline Workstation use)120
Hitachi H7600 Electron Microscope with AMT digital camera system120
Nikon TU2000 Inverted Microscope with Spot RT digital camera system25
Leica UCT Ultramicrotome and Knifemaker25
Microm HM 500 M Cryostat25
Training feesPackage Fee
TEM Sample Preparation Training
Epoxy processing/knifemaking/thick and thin sectioning training includes  tech time AND equipment fees
Confocal Novice User Training
includes  tech time AND equipment fees
Confocal Orientation for Users with Prior Experience
includes tech time AND equipment fees
TEM Novice User Training
includes tech time AND equipment fees
TEM Orientation for Users with Prior Experience
includes tech time AND equipment fees
Ultramicrotome training for thick or thin sectioning
includes tech time AND equipment fees
Fee for ServiceHourly Fee
includes project consultation,  tech time AND equipment fees
includes project consultation,  tech time AND equipment fees
Non-member use of TEM and ConfocalHourly Fee
Use of confocal or TEM without membership or assistance120

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