Charges

 

Here at the BMIF our primary goal is to support research. Our charges are not for profit but for the purpose of cost recovery and are necessary for the upkeep of the instruments, and the staff that facilitate the operation of the facility. We have various ways in which users engage with the BMIF.

BMIF Fee Options

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Below are the lists of charges for various services. All charges are ex GST

Charges for Imaging Usage

  Includes UNSW/Partner External Period
Hourly Spectroscopy Fluorometer and Lifetime Spectroscopy $20.00/hr (ex GST) $36.00/hr (ex GST) Per Hour
Hourly Microscopy Microscopes and Image Analysis platforms $50.00/hr (ex GST) $90.00/hr (ex GST) Per Hour
4 Month Subscription

Use of all equipment

$1,000.00 (ex GST) N/A 4-month period within the calendar year
(1st Jan - 31st Dec)
This rate cannot be renewed within the same calendar year
Student Annual Subscription (Honours Students only)

Use of all equipment

$1,000.00 (ex GST) N/A 1st Jan 2021 - 31st Dec 2021
Annual Subscription 1

Use of all equipment excluding lightsheet AND intravital microscopes

$1,500.00 (ex GST) N/A 1st Jan 2021 - 31st Dec 2021
Annual Subscription 2

Use of all equipment including either lightsheet OR intravital microscopes

$2,200.00 (ex GST) N/A 1st Jan 2021 - 31st Dec 2021
Annual Subscription 3

Use on all equipment including both lightsheet AND intravital microscopes

$2,500.00 (ex GST) N/A 1st Jan 2021 - 31st Dec 2021
Fee For Service (FFS) Imaging services performed by BMIF staff TBD TBD Charges to be determined in discussion with the head of facility

Charges for Histology and Microscopy Preparation

BSP Grouping Protocol UNSW/Partner External Job
Embedding Paraffin Embedding $5.00 (ex GST) $9.00 (ex GST) Per Block
  Paraffin Slide Sealing $1.00 (ex GST) $2.00 (ex GST) Per Slide
Sectioning Paraffin Sectioning $3.00 (ex GST)
$1.00 (ex GST)
$6.00 (ex GST)
$2.00 (ex GST)
For first slide from each block
For subsequent slides from same block
  Cryosectioning $5.00 (ex GST)
$2.00 (ex GST)
$9.00 (ex GST)
$4.00 (ex GST)
For first slide from each block
For subsequent slides from same block
  Microtome DIY^ $20.00 (ex GST) $36.00 (ex GST) Per Hour (1 hour training required for new users)
  Vibratome DIY^ $20.00 (ex GST) $36.00 (ex GST) Per Hour (1 hour training required for new users)
  Cryomicrotome DIY^ $25.00 (ex GST) $45.00 (ex GST) Per Hour (1 hour training required for new users)
  Microtomy Subscription DIY^ (Yearly) $400.00 (ex GST) N/A 1st Jan 2021 - 31st Dec 2021
Staining H&E Staining $5.00 (ex GST)
$2.00 (ex GST)
$9.00 (ex GST)
$4.00 (ex GST)
For first slide of each stain
For subsequent slides of same stain
  Immunostaining $17.00 (ex GST) $32.00 (ex GST) Per Slide (does not include sectioning or antibody costs; antibodies to be provided by user)
  Specialised Stains TBD TBD Pricing depends on protocol

^     DIY – Do It Yourself (self service)

Please click here for more details about Histology/BSP services.

Charges for Slide Scanning Services

Type Protocol UNSW/Partner External Job
Scanned Service Aperio BrightField $10.00 (ex GST) $18.00 (ex GST) Per Slide
Scanning Service Aperio Fluorescence $15.00 (ex GST) $27.00 (ex GST) Per Slide
User Operated (Hourly) All Scanners $50.00 (ex GST) $90.00 (ex GST) Per Hour
User Operated Annual Subscription All Scanners $1,500.00 (ex GST) $3,500.00 (ex GST)
(For Bright Field only)
1st Jan 2021 - 31st Dec2021
 

Slide cleaning

$5.00 (ex GST) $5.00 (ex GST) Per Slide

Charges for Specimen Processing for Electron Microscope Services

Protocol UNSW/Partner External Job
Electron Microscopy Processing
(fixation, EM post fixation, embedding)
$5.00 (ex GST) $9.00 (ex GST) Per Sample
Biowave use $15.00 (ex GST) $27.00 (ex GST) Per Hour
35mm GRID dish $10.00 (ex GST) $18.00 (ex GST) Per Sample
EM Chemical Processing $5.00 (ex GST) $9.00 (ex GST) Per Sample
Apex DAB Reaction $5.00 (ex GST) $9.00 (ex GST) Per Tablet (4 samples)
Leica ICE 6mm Planchettes $20.00 (ex GST) $36.00 (ex GST) Per Sample
Leica ICE 6mm Sapphires $60.00 (ex GST) $108.00 (ex GST) Per Sample
Leica ICE Run Rate $50.00 (ex GST) $90.00 (ex GST) Per Hour
Leica AFS2 Run Rate $50.00 (ex GST) $90.00 (ex GST) Per Day (24 hours)
Cryo Preparation Subscription (Yearly)* $1,500.00 (ex GST) N/A 1st Jan 2021 - 31st Dec 2021