Fee Structure

Microscopy
Independent Users
There is an hourly charge for each microscope and accessories. There is also an hourly charge for staff time. This time may be used for training and or consultation. Most short troubleshooting time is not billed to the user. The following table shows the rates for internal Purdue Users. There are separate rates for non-profit organizations and for-profit customers
Equipment
Hourly rate
CM100
$28.80
Tecnai T20
$35
Nova NanoSEM
$32
Quanta 3D FEG
$32
EDX
$10
Ion Beam
$20
Cryo SEM
$12
Staff Time
$40
Service Option:
Service for microscopy is the equipment rate plus the staff rate e.g. for the CM100 the rate is $28.80 + $40 = $68.80

 
Sample Preparation by staff                                    
Specimen preparation by staff
 
TEM Fixation 3 samples
$25
TEM dehydration 3 samples
$22
TEM Embedding  3 samples
$25
TEM complete processing
$72
 
 
TEM semi-thin section per block
$12
TEM thin-section per block
$22
 
 
SEM Fixation 3 samples
$25
SEM dehydration 3 samples
$22
SEM critical point drying per run
$24
SEM mount sample
$3
Sputter coat
$6
SEM complete sample processing
$80
 
 
 
Other methods
 
Immunohistochemistry per run
$59
High pressure freezing initial shot
$108
High pressure freezing per extra shot
$10
Freeze substitution
$72
Independent Sample preparation
 
 
Critical point dry per run
$5
Sputter coat
$6
Freeze substitution
$31
High pressure freezing
$70
High pressure freezing per extra shot
$5
 
We are always available to work on projects or to carry out specialized methods – this will be costed by time at $40 per hour plus consumables. Please Contact Chris Gilpin at 765-494-7750 or by E-mail: gilpin@purdue.edu
Researchers who wish to work independently within the facility but must have prior approval. Users are required to have training on all major equipment.
Faculty members will be asked to submit a billing authorization form for their students and staff