Facility Usage Fees and Rates
The staff provides extensive training for all equipment located within the Imaging Core. Access and utilization of Center equipment is not permitted until all forms and instructional sessions have been completed. Additional equipment and application training can be arranged with outside vendors. Other charges and membership fees may apply to specific equipment, please see below.
Zeiss LSM 510META Confocal Microscope
* the Zeiss LSM510META is 10 years old
* Zeiss eliminated service contracts
* several components have failed already, including eyes:LSM parfocality,
and META detector blue-green emission range (fortunately can be covered
by Ch2=DAPI, Ch3=Green).
When some 'key' component fails, we are more likely to turn the stand into
a widefield automated microscope than pay Zeiss lots of money to get one thing
so another key part can fail soon after.
The good news: we have an excellent NIH S10 shared instrumentation grant submitted.
Trained $30 / Hour
Olympus FV1000MP Microscope
Trained $50 / Hour
Zeiss LSM510META or Olympus FV1000MP Training
|$250 / 2-Sessions (~6 Hours Total)|
New for 2016-17: membership fee instead of hourly rate for several instruments:
Perkin-Elmer Envision Plate Reader
Keyence BZ-X700 "box" microscope
Zeiss AxioImager upright Microscope
Zeiss AxioObserver inverted Microscope
$250 Annual Membership Fee per Lab per Instrument
New 9/2017: Leica SP8 Confocal Microscope
* owned by Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
* managed by us
Note: very limited access for first month.
After first month, plan is for the Dept of Anesthesiology & Critical Care to reserve 20 hours
(2.5 days of JHU business hours) for its users; fully trained users will have 24/7 access
(we have stringent definition of 'fully trained').
Note: Minimum 2 hour blocks is the opposite of one of the other light microscopy cores
on campus, which has (in the past anyway) had maximum 2 hour time blocks.
$35 / hr fully trained user
$60 / hr Oversight by Dr. McNamara
$105 / hr Training and/or operation by Dr. McNamara
* minimum 2 hour time blocks for reservations and billing purposes