The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Core Facility Rates

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Notes:

  1. Prices are for trained users and do not include support staff, consumables, or materials.
  2. Printing-as-a-service is available on the P110 at $0.10/cm3 and on the Connex 350 at $14/hr, including materials.
  3. Support for untrained users and for additional help is $50/hr for technician, $117/hr for engineering or design.
  4. Shared rates shown are “per simultaneous user”, so a lab could have multiple trained users and pay one shared fee, as long as only one piece of equipment is used at a time.
  5. All rates are for academic research for UMass (all) or the Five Colleges. Personal and industry use rates are 50% higher (e.g. $300 → $450).
  6. “Dedicated” means the machine is available for your exclusive use for that period of time. This includes setup, operation, and clean up.
  7. “Shared” means that the machine is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no guarantee that shared equipment will be available at any specific time, and priority will be given to those who schedule dedicated access.
  8. Training Requirements:
  • All: EH&S Lab Safety Training, Fire Safety Training, machine specific training (from ADDFab)
  • Laser Cutter: Laser Safety Training
  • Metal Printers and EOS P110: Respirator fit and training
  • Metal Printers: Class C and D fire extinguisher training
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Animal Imaging $75/hour $105/hour  
Animal Imaging with Operator $110/hour $135/hour $195/hour
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

Service Line Description Type of Unit Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
         
Transgenics, Chimeras, CRISPR KO/KI Microinjection Injection $1,657.04 $2,179.01 $2,865.03
CRISPR gRNA Design Sample $308.33 $405.45 $533.10
CRISPR gRNA Synthesis Sample $575.75 $757.11 $955.46
Embryo transfer (surgical) Transfer $1,340.33 $1,762.53 $2,317.43
Embryo transfer (non-surgical) Transfer $804.20 $1,057.52 $1,390.46
DNA Extraction and PCR Genotyping Sample $15.48 $20.35 $26.76
Xenograft and Similar Surgery Mouse $110.52 $145.33 $191.09
Tail Vein Injection Mouse $30.00 $39.45 $51.87
Customized Service/Time Hour $185.29 $243.66 $320.37
Training Hour $104.29 $137.15 $180.32
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.

FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Any Instrument (AFM, Nanoindenter) $20/hour $150/hour $150/hour
Any Instrument (AFM, Nanoindenter) with Staff Assistance $30/hour $250/hour $250/hour
Any Instrument (AFM, Nanoindenter) with Director Assistance   $300/hour $300/hour
AFM Probes: sold at cost
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
Updated January 10, 2018
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry*
BiaCore T200 $219/day $288/day  
MicroCal-iTC200 $167/day $220/day  
Li-Cor Odyssey Imaging Microscale Thermophoresis $8/hour $10/hour  
NanoTemper Microscale Themophoresis $22/hour $28/hour  
Biotek Synergy 2 Plate Reader with Fluoroscene $6/hour $8/hour  
GE Typhoon Phosphorimager System $17/hour $22/hour  
Jasco J-1500 CD $21/hour $27/hour  
Dynamic Light Scattering
Malvern Nano Zetasizer ZSP
$15/hour $19/hour  
Wyatt Technologies SEC-MALS $14/hour $18/hour  
Beckman XL-I Analytical Ultracentrifuge with Aviv Fluorescence Detection $171/day $224/day  
Formulatrix Fomulator $11/hour $14/hour  
Formulatrix NT8 dropsetter $12/hour $15/hour  
Formulatrix Rock Imager $10/hour $14/hour  
Training $75/hour $100/hour  
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.

*Please contact the facility for a quote (Email or Call - (413) 577-0560).


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions External Users
Facility Access Fee $250/quarter $325/quarter $500/quarter
Additional Lab Member $50/quarter $65/quarter $100/quarter
Plate Cell Culture (High) $100 $130 $200
Plate Cell Culture (Medium) $200 $260 $400
Plate Cell Culture (Low) Inquire Inquire Inquire
Plate Cell Culture Extracts $25/aliquot $32.50/aliquot $50/aliquot
Trans-Well/Co-Culture
40 cell lines in duplicate
$125/plate $162.50/plate $250/plate
Agar Diffusion $125/diffusion $162.50/diffusion $250/diffusion
Rates are subject to change and do not include shipping, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

We seek long-term collaborators/users both in academia and industry for biological and chemical-related research projects. The initial project consultation/discussion will be free of charge. In the exploration phase (typically for three months), a project initiation fee of $3,000 will be charged once the modeling/simulation approaches prove the feasibility and provide insights into those research questions. For the following phases, a financial plan for service charge will be customized upon mutual agreement of both parties.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Instron E10000 Dynamic Force Tester $25/hour $34/hour $45/hour
Nikon CMM $20/hour $26/hour $34/hour
Stress Photonics Full Field Strain Profiler $10/hour $14/hour $18/hour
KLA Surface Roughness Tester $10/hour $13/hour $17/hour
Capture 3D Scanner $5/hour $7/hour $9/hour
TEC Wilson Rockwell Hardness Tester $8/hour $11/hour $14/hour
Consultation $45/hour $64/hour $84/hour
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
Updated May 31, 2017
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Annual Access $1,200 $1,500 $2,500
Additional Users $60/month $75/month $95/month
Equipment Usage $40/hour $40/hour $65/hour
Technical Assistance $40/hour $40/hour $65/hour
Special Materials and Processes $50/each $50/each $50/each
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

   
Campus Users - Hourly Rates
JEOL 2200FS $75
FEI Magellan 400 $55
JEOL 2000FX, 6320 FVX $55
FEI Tecnai T12 $55
Leica LSCM SP2 $5
Olympus OM BX51 $3
Sputter Coater CR108 $5/sample
Sputter Coater CR208 $7/sample
Ultramicrotome (any) $20
Balzers Critical Point Dryer $20
FEI Vitrobot - Plunge Freezer $20
Campus Users - Staff Assisted - Hourly Rates
JEOL 2200FS $95
FEI Magellan 400 $75
JEOL 2000FX, 6320 FVX $75
FEI Tecnai T12 $75
Leica LSCM SP2 $10
Olympus OM BX51 $8
Ultramicrotome (any) $40
Balzers Critical Point Dryer $40
FEI Vitrobot - Plunge Freezer $40
External Users - Hourly Rates
ISU (Industry Self Use) - Any Instrument $150
ISU + Staff Assistance $250
ISU + Director Assistance $300
Liquid Nitrogen: sold at cost
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Unassisted Use - Hourly Rates
Omicron UPS $40 $50 $100
Shimadzu UV vis NIR Spectrometer $15 $17.50 $25
PTI PL Spectrometer $15 $17.50 $25
SCS Spin Coater $10 $12.50 $20
Mbraun Thermal Evaporator $20 $25 $40
Oriel Solar Simulator $20 $25 $30
Newport QE Station $20 $25 $25
Basic CV Instrument $20 $25 $30
TOF Instrument $40 $50 $75
Agilent Impedance Analyzer $25 $40 $50
Oriel Solar Simulator 2 $20 $25 $30
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Assisted Use - Hourly Rates
Omicron UPS $60 $75 $200
Shimadzu UV vis NIR Spectrometer $20 $25 $50
PTI PL Spectrometer $20 $25 $50
SCS Spin Coater $15 $18.75 $40
Mbraun Thermal Evaporator $30 $37.5 $80
Oriel Solar Simulator $30 $37.5 $60
Newport QE Station $30 $37.5 $50
Basic CV Instrument $30 $37.5 $60
TOF Instrument $80 $75 $100
Agilent Impedance Analyzer $50 $60 $100
Oriel Solar Simulator 2 $30 $35 $60
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Material Charges
Materials for Electronic Device Fabrication $1200/annual $125/day $250/day
Materials for UPS Sample Fabrication $250/annual $75/day $150/day
Supplied Materials for Thermal Evaporation (Au) $50/pellet $50/pellet $50/pellet.
Supplied Materials for Thermal Evaporation (Ag)
($50 minimum)
$5/pellet $5/pellet $5/pellet
ITO Substrates $4/pc $4/pc $5/pc
Other Materials Used
(gold, silver, etc.)
at cost at cost at cost
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry Unit
Exercise Training $5 $7 $8 hour
Exam Rooms $9 $14 $15 hour
Testing $14 $22 $24 hour
iDXA $100 $160 $172 hour1
Ultrasound $16 $26 $28 hour
Training $75 $100 $130 hour
Technician $75 $100 $130 hour

Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
*costs reflect the use of equipment by a PI/Partner furnished staff who have been certified for use by the Core Director, if staffing is required additional rates will apply.
1includes having a certified technician perform the scan and appropriate medical oversight.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Hourly Rates
LSR Fortessa with Operator $65 $80 $115
LSR Fortessa without Operator $42 $55 $85
Amnis ImageStream with Operator $65 $80 $115      
Amnis ImageStream without Operator $42 $55 $85      
Aria - Sorting $90 $115 $117
       
Technical Support/Training $75 $100 $150

Rates will be adjusted every fiscal year, so they are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

Updated rate information will be available soon.

  Campus Users External Users
Vector Network Analyzer (VNA)
(Includes use of Tier A equipment)
$12/hour $100/hour
Extender pair $6/hour
Only Probes $2/hour
Only Probe Station $12/hour
Tier A $6/hour
Tier B $11/hour
Training/Technical support $45/hour $90/hour
Small equipment loan (10 instruments) $4/instrument/day N/A
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
Updated November, 2018
  Campus Users External Users
Half Hour $275 $550
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry Unit
Motion Capture $35 $65 $70 hour
Kuka Robot $15 $25 $30 hour
Training $75 $100 $130 hour
Technician $75 $100 $130 hour
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
*costs reflect the use of equipment by a PI/Partner furnished staff who have been certified for use by the Core Director, if staffing is required additional rates will apply.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users External Users
Tier 1 Instruments
  • Nikon A1R-MP (Multiphoton)
  • Nikon HCA (High content)
  • Nikon N-STORM (Super resolution)
  • Nikon diSPIM (Selective Plane Illumination)
  • Nikon Micro-dissection
  • FLIM unit from PicoQuant
$28/hour $48/hour
Tier 2 Instruments
  • Nikon Spinning Disk Confocal
  • Nikon A1R Confocal (Scanning confocal)
  • Nikon A1-SP (Spectral confocal)
$18/hour $31/hour
Training $75/hour $130/hour
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry Unit
Apartment $10 $16 $17 hour
Oxycon Mobile $16 $26 $28 hour
Activity Monitor Shaker $5 $10 $12 hour
Actigraph Link $8
$1
$13
$1.60
$14
$1.70
day
hour
Actigraph GT3X BTLE $7
$0.88
$11
$1.40
$12
$1.50
day
hour
ActivPal $10
$1.25
$16
$2
$17
$2.20
day
hour
Actigraph/ActivPal Laptop Computer $8 $13 $14 day
Training $75 $100 $130 hour
Technician $75 $100 $130 hour
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
*costs reflect the use of equipment by a PI/Partner furnished staff who have been certified for use by the Core Director, if staffing is required additional rates will apply.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Mass Spectrometry Service Analysis
Simple Sample Analysis (MSI) $40/sample $50/sample $100/sample
LC-MS Analysis $100/sample $120/sample $200/sample
ICP-MS  Analysis $20/sample $50/sample $100/sample
Mass Spectrometry Hourly Usage
Daytime Usage $45/hour - -
Night Usage (6pm-8am) $35/hour - -
Advanced Data Acquisition/Analysis
Staff $100/hour $100/hour $200/hour
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Annual Access $1,200 $1,500 $2,500
Additional Users $60/month $75/month $95/month
Equipment Usage $40/hour $40/hour $65/hour
Technical Assistance $40/hour $40/hour $65/hour
Special Materials and Processes $50/each $50/each $50/each
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

NMR

   
Campus Users - Hourly Rate
AV400 NMR (day) $13
AV400 NMR (night) $6.50
Agilent 700 (day) $30
Agilent 700 (night) $15
Bruker 500 (day) $14
Bruker 500 (night) $7
Bruker 600 - Solids (day) $15
Bruker 600 - Solids (night) $7.50
Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (day) $24
Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (night) $12
Outside Academic Users - Hourly Rate
AV400, Bruker 500 and 600 - Solids (day) $30
AV400, Bruker 500 and 600 - Solids (night) $15
Agilent 700 and Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (day) $50
Agilent 700 and Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (night) $25
Industrial Users - Hourly Rate
AV400, Bruker 500 and 600 - Solids (day) $125
AV400, Bruker 500 and 600 - Solids (night) $62.50
Agilent 700 and Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (day) $160
Agilent 700 and Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (night) $80
Industrial Users - Unassisted - Hourly Rate
AV400, Bruker 500 and 600 - Solids $50
Agilent 700 and Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe $50
All Users
Super User rate for Bruker 500 and AV400 (>400 night hours) 50%
Super User rate for Bruker 600 (Solids & Cryoprobe) and Agilent 700 (>800 total hours) 50%
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
Updated March 13, 2017
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Lab Access $400/day $600/day $700/day
Tier 1 Instruments
  • Agglomeration System
  • UHT/HTST Pasteurization Unit
  • Supercritical Fluid system
$275/day $425/day $500/day
Tier 2 Instruments
  • Microfluidizer
  • Reverse Osmosis Pilot plant
  • Agitating Retort
$175/day $275/day $300/day
Freeze Dryer $75/day $100/day $150/day
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry Unit
Small Room
(2 hour minimum)
$30 $48 $63 hour
Large Room $250 $400 $500 day
Training $75 $100 $130 hour
Technician $75 $100 $130 hour
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
*costs reflect the use of equipment by a PI/Partner furnished staff who have been certified for use by the Core Director, if staffing is required additional rates will apply.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  Campus Users External Users
Lab Access (per user) $250/quarter $500/quarter
Technical assistance/training $45/hour $90/hour
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
Updated June 7, 2017
   
Campus Users - Hourly Rate
PANalytical XRD $20
Ganesha SAXS $30
Campus Users - Staff Assisted - Hourly Rate
PANalytical XRD $30
Ganesha SAXS $40
External Users - Hourly Rate
ISU (Industry Self Use) - Any Instrument $150
ISU + Staff Assistance $250
ISU + Director Assistance $300
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
Updated March 13, 2017

Institute for Applied Life Sciences

N510 Life Science Laboratories
240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9364
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Massachusetts Life Sciences Center