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Rates and Fees

The Cell Imaging Center offers state-of-the-art imaging on a fee-for-service basis for defraying the costs of maintenance, service, operation and management of the center's microscopes. Trained users are welcome to sign up for 3 hour time blocks between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm daily or for more than 3 hours during weekends and evenings.


Drexel Users

 External Users

 Wide-field Olympus IX-81   $15/hr    $20/hr 
 Wide-field Zeiss Axio Observer  $15/hr  $20/hr
 Confocal Olympus FV1000  $30/hr  $40/hr
 Confocal Zeiss LSM700  $30/hr  $45/hr
 Confocal Leica Stellaris  $45/hr
 2-photon Prairie Technologies  $35/hr  $50/hr
 TIRF OMX  $35/hr  $50/hr
 Super-resolution OMX  $35/hr  $50/hr
 FACS flow cytometer  $35/hr  $50/hr
 Workstation analysis  $10/hr  $15/hr
  • User charges per Drexel Laboratory are capped to $3,000 per fiscal year.
  • Core-run sessions can be arranged at a case-by-case basis and hourly rates will include an additional fee of $35/hr for labor.
  • Training typically lasts 2 hours and includes other theoretical and practical parts. Training is charged at the hourly rate of the specific instrument.