MuSIF Fees

Multi-Scale Imaging Facility Fee Structure

Customers from outside McGill University or affiliated institutions should note that, depending on the type of contract signed with McGill, McGill Financial Services might bill you an over-head of up to 40% in addition to QST and GST.

Corporate users should musif-ecp3 [at] mcgill.ca (contact) the Facility for an estimate/quote.


INSTRUMENT

PRICE/HR [$CAD]

McGILL and ECP3

ACADEMIC

Axio ImagerZ1 epi-fluorescence and Apotome

10 15

Confocal and Spinning disk-TIRF* Microscopes

20 30

Hitachi TM-1000 scanning electron microscope

20 30

Microwave oven Pelco Biowave

10 15

Nikon inverted microscope with epi- fluorescence

10 15

Zeiss SteREO Discovery V.8

10 15

Ultramicrotome*

5 7

Imaris Software

5 7

CT Scanner – Canon Aquilion Prime SP*

70 90

Cryo-fixation / freeze substitution* (Liquid nitrogen not included)

20 30

Critical point drying

10 15

Coating for SEM (Au/Pd/C)

10 15

Instruments marked with an * cannot be used without the constant presence of a Facility staff member, unless a written exception has been provided by the Facility Manager. The technical assistance required will be billed on top of the hourly rate. For an estimate of the costs, please contact a Facility staff member.

Technical assistance will be billed on top of the above-listed prices, as follows:

McGill users and UdeS ECP3: $50/hour

Academic: $60/hour


The technical assistance includes, but is not limited to, help provided with experimental design, execution of experiments, partial or complete image/data analysis and interpretation, proof reading of grant proposals and publications related to imaging.

Note: The prices apply for the current fiscal year and will be revised without prior notice for subsequent fiscal years. The prices will be automatically updated on the Facility website.

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