Charges

Our current rates are valid from 2016.

Charge is on a cost-recovery basis and starts from commencement of first training.

Charge types are:

  1. Hourly rates
  2. Subscriptions
    • available only for UNSW users and ends 31 December of each year.
    • for individuals and non-transferable
    • most cost-effective for heavy usage such as live cell imaging.
  3. Fee for service (please contact head of facility)

Non-UNSW users will be charged by the hour, unless there is an agreed collaborative arrangement with BMIF.  Please contact head of facility to discuss.

BMIF also has 3 annual scholarships that UNSW research groups could apply for.

We are a facility set up primarily to provide support to research.  Please contact the head of facility to discuss variation to rates if needed or the scholarships or fee for service.

Below are the lists of charges for imaging usage and BSP services.

Charges for Imaging Usage

Rate Type For Period
$20 hourly use of fluorometer & lifetime spectroscopy per hour
$50 hourly use of all microscopes & image analysis platforms per hour
$1,000 annual subscription for honours students only
(non-transferable)
uncapped* use on all equipment within the calendar year 1st Jan - 31st Dec
$1,000 4-month subscription per user
(non-transferable)
uncapped* use on all equipment 4-month period within the calendar year 1st Jan - 31st Dec. This rate cannot be renewed within the same calendar year
$1,500 subscription per user
(non-transferable)
uncapped* use of all equipment excluding light sheet AND intravital microscopes for usage hours ≥ 30 hours within a calendar year
(1st Jan - 31st Dec)
$2,200 subscription per user
(non-transferable)
uncapped* use of all equipment excluding either light sheet OR intravital microscopes for usage hours ≥ 44 hours within a calendar year
(1st Jan - 31st Dec)
$2,500 subscription per user

(non-transferable)
uncapped* use of all equipment for usage hours ≥ 50 hours within a calendar year (1st Jan - 31st Dec)

*     Uncapped use is dependent on machine and staff availability.

Our instruments are in high demand.  We suggest users plan and organize ahead especially during peak times late in the academic year.

 

Charges for BSP Services

BSP Grouping Protocol Price Job
Embedding Paraffin Embedding $5.00 Per Block
  Paraffin Slide Sealing $1.00 Per Slide
Sectioning Paraffin Sectioning $3.00
$1.00
For first slide from each block
For subsequent slides from same block
  Cryosectioning $5.00
$2.00
For first slide from each block
For subsequent slides from same block
  Microtome DIY $20.00 Per Hour (1 hour training required for new users)
  Cryomicrotome DIY $25.00 Per Hour (1 hour training required for new users)
Staining H&E Staining $5.00
$2.00
For first slide of each stain
For subsequent slides of same stain
  Immunostaining $17.00 Per Slide (does not include sectioning or antibody costs; antibodies to be provided by user)
  Specialised Stains/Protocols TBD Pricing depends on protocol
Aperio Scanning Slide Scanning (Bright Field) $10.00 Per Slide
  Slide Scanning (Fluorescence) $15.00 Per Slide
  Slide Scanning DIY (Hourly) $50.00 Per Hour
  Slide Scanning DIY (Yearly) $1,500.00 Per Year Subscription

 

Please click here for more details about BSP services.