Rates

The University Imaging Centers (UIC) is open to investigators and projects of members of the University of Minnesota community as well as external researchers.

For more information on using our facilities and the associated policies, please read through our policy page.

UIC Instrument Location Abbreviations:

  • CCRB = Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
  • JH = Jackson Hall
  • SH = Snyder Hall

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Light Microscopy

Instrument UIC Location Category UMN Rate
Leica Stellaris WMBB Tier 3 $55 / Hour
Leica SP5 MP CCRB Tier 3 $55 / Hour
Nikon A1R w/ FLIM CCRB Tier 3 $55 / Hour
Nikon A1RMP HD JH Tier 3 $55 / Hour
Nikon A1Rsi HD w/SIM JH Tier 3 $55 /  Hour
Leica LMD 6500 CCRB Tier 2 $30 / Hour
Nikon AX R SH Tier 2 $30 / Hour
Nikon AZ100M JH Tier 2 $30 / Hour
Nikon C2+ CCRB Tier 2 $30 / Hour
Olympus FV1000 BX2 JH Tier 2 $30 / Hour
Olympus FV1000 IX2 JH Tier 2 $30 / Hour
Zeiss Spinning Disk Confocal JH Tier 2 $30 / Hour
Nikon A1si SH Tier 1 $10 / Hour
Nikon Ti-E CCRB Tier 1 $10 / Hour
Nikon Ti-2 CCRB Tier 1 $10 / Hour
Nikon 90i SH Tier 1 $10 / Hour
Nikon AZ100 C1si SH Tier 1 $10 / Hour
Nikon AZ100M JH Tier 1 $10 / Hour
Panoptiq Imaging System JH Tier 1 $10 / Hour
Zeiss Widefield & TIRF JH Tier 1 $10 / Hour

Tissue Clearing & Imaging

Service UMN Rate
Clearing (1-6 Samples Per Run) $345 / Run
Clearing + Antibody Labeling (1-6 Samples Per Run) $525 / Run
Cleared Tissue Imaging (Service) $35 / Hour

Spatialomics

For more information about Spatialomics pricing please follow the instructions below to get in touch with UIC staff.

MIBI

Researchers interested in MIBI technology should submit a consultation request through the UIC Training and Services form.

GeoMx DSP & Visium

Contact the UMN Spatialomics team at spatialomics@umn.edu to schedule a consultation.

Live Cell Imaging

IncuCyte SX5 - JH

Per plate duration rate model has costs decreasing 15% every 24 hours until a maximum reduction of 75%.

Examples: 

1 plate - 72 hour (3 day) experiment:  $55 + $46.75 + $38.50 = $140.25.

1 plate - 168 hour (1 week) experiment:  $55 + 46.75 + $38.50 + 30.25 + $22 + $13.75 + $13.75 = $220

Hours UMN Daily Rate
24 $55
48 $46.75
72 $38.50
96 $30.25
120 $22
144 $13.75
168+ $13.75

Nikon Biostation - JH

$55 / Dish

Small Animal Imaging

Instrument UIC Location UMN Rate
IVIS Spectrum CCRB & JH $60 / Hour
IVIS 100 CCRB $60 / Hour
Vevo 2100 CCRB & JH $60 / Hour
Sofie G8 CCRB $125 / Hour

Molecular Biology Imaging

Instrument UIC Location UMN Rate
Typhoon JH $45 / Hour
Amersham 600UV JH $45 / Hour
Maestro SH $45 / Hour

 

Electron Microscopy

Instrument UIC Location UMN Rate
JEOL 1440 Plus TEM SH $115 / Hour
Hitachi S3500N SEM SH $65 / Hour
Hitachi S3500N SEM (Cryo Mode) SH $85 / Hour
Microtome SH $20 / Hour
Sputter Coater SH $20 / Run
Critical Point Dryer SH $20 / Run

 

Service UMN Rate
TEM: Sample-to-Plastic (Standard) $325 / Run (1-4 Samples/Run)
TEM: Sample-to-Plastic (Particles) $400 / Run (1-4 Samples/Run)
TEM: Sample-to-Plastic (Immunochemistry) $275 / Run (1-4 Samples/Run)

TEM: Stained Thin Sections

(Price in addition to Sample-to-Plastic)

$35 / Sample

TEM: Negative Staining (Includes 30 minutes of imaging)

Additional samples, alternative processing methods, and/or additional scope time will incur additional costs.

$100 / Sample
SEM: Sample-to-Coated-Stub (Standard) $325 / Run (1-4 Samples/Run)
SEM: Sample-to-Coated-Stub (Standard) $275 / Run (1-4 Samples/Run)
Serial Block-Face SEM Sample Preparation $500 / Run (1-4 Samples/Run
SEM: Cut, Dry, Mount, Coat (Small) $50 / Stub
SEM: Cut, Dry, Mount, Coat (Large) $100 / Stub
Additional Staff Microtomy $55 / Hour
Immunogold Cytohistochemistry Technical Time $55 / Hour

Training, Technical Assistance, and Image Analysis

Service UMN Rate
Training (Flat fee for up to 2 users) $150 / Instrument
Technical Assistance $55 / Hour
UIC Staff Performed Image Analysis $55 / Hour

 

Slide Scanning

Service UMN Rate
Brightfield Slide Scanning (1" x 3") $23 / Slide
Brightfield Slide Scanning (2" x 3") $45 / Slide
Fluorescence Slide Scanning 

$40 / Slide

Non-standard requests will be treated as assisted imaging and incur additional costs.

Poster & 3D Printing

Service UMN Rate
Poster Printing (Standard Paper) $6.00 / Sq. Ft.
Poster Printing (Photo Gloss) $7.25 / Sq. Ft.
Poster Printing (Water Resistant Poly Cloth) $8.50 / Sq. Ft.
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Sample Preparation

Instrument UIC Location UMN Rate
PELCO easiSlicer Vibratome CCRB No Charge
Sputter Coater SH $20 / Run
Leica Ultracut Ultramicrotome SH $20 / Hour
Critical Point Dryer SH $20 / Run
Leica CM1800 Cryostat SH No Charge
Pella Biowave Pro Microwave Processor CCRB & SH $10 / Hour