Pricing Schedule

Below is the fee schedule for use of VITAL equipment. Please note:

1. Training rates are higher for all equipment. Please consult the training tab and our facility manager for more information.

2. Most equipment can be booked 15 days in advance but must be cancelled 24 hours or more to allow for other bookings. 

3. All bookings have a minimum billing of at least 1 hour depending on the system. 

4. Nikon equipment can only be booked 3 days in advance. 

5. Live animal preparations have priority.

6. Email smilkovi@uwo.ca or call x85867 if you have questions or require forms/training.

 

Equipment

Daily or Hourly Rate

Laser Doppler Imager; fixed system, in facility use

Daily rate: $60.00; negotiable for large projects

Laser Speckle Imager; mobile system; requires training

Daily rate: $75.00; negotiable for large projects

Laser Speckle or Doppler Imager, training

$50.00 per hour; 2 hour minimum

Animal / Procedure Preparation Surgical Bench Access

$20.00 per day per rig unassisted 
$40.00 per day per rig assisted

Animal Preparation – full technical support

$30.00 per hour assisted or $20.00 per hour unassisted

Multimodal Microscopy* intravital

$20.00 per day

Hybrid Confocal Microscopy* intravital

$30.00 per hour min 3 H unassisted $50.00 per hour min 3 H assisted

Hybrid Confocal Microscopy* fixed cell/tissue

$30.00 per hour min 1 H unassisted $50.00 per hour min 1 H assisted

Multiphoton Confocal Microscopy* intravital

$30.00 per hour min 3 H unassisted $50.00 per hour min 3 H assisted

Multiphoton Confocal Microscopy* fixed cell/tissue

$30.00 per hour min 1 H unassisted $50.00 per hour min 1 H assisted

ScienceTech Spectrophotometer

$50.00 per 2 hour session

Point of Care iStat blood analysis system

$20 per hour; does not include cartridges

Software Analysis Access / Use: Nikon or Leica

$15.00 per hour for analysis of images acquired on non-facility equipment

* Multimodal, Confocal and Multiphoton Microscopes will have priority booking for intravital preparations. If these microscopes are not required for intravital experimentation, with whole animal taking priority over live cell/tissue preparations. Users can book these systems for live cell/tissue preparations and fixed tissue/cell preparations if there is no booking for live animal experiments.

Bookings must be cancelled 24 hours prior to appointment or will be billed for the 1 or 3 hour minimum. Incomplete experiments due to unexpected mortality will be billed for the 1 hour minimum.

Use beyond the minimum will be billed in 15-minute increments. Equipment and services may be accessed by industry users. A 50% premium will be added to stated rates for industry users.

Industry users will be charged a fee equal to 150% of the base rates the use of certain equipment in the facility, in particular imaging equipment in RRI3277 and the laser Doppler and laser speckle imagers.