Microscopy Fees

CCAM Fees

CCAM uses the UConn Health CORES billing and scheduling software for both Internal Users and External Users. All UConn Health users must be authorized to charge an FRS account on the CORES software prior to using CCAM facilities. You should contact your departmental administrator to enter you as an authorized user in the system and to ensure you have access to an FRS account. For more information see CCAM microscope user policies.

CCAM Microscope User Fees (July 1, 2021)

Instrument/Service
Unit Charge
UConn Health
External Non-Profit
External For-Profit
Microscopes
Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopes
per hour
$40.90
$65.44
$81.80
Widefield-TIRF Microscope
per hour
$17.53
$28.05
$35.06
LightSheet  Microscope
per hour
$40.90
$65.45
$81.81
Service
Training Session - includes initial 2 hour training

and two, 1 hour follow up sessions.

each
$350.61
$560.96
$701.21
Service Work
per hour
$87.65
$140.24
$175.30
Incubation Warm Up - Confocals and LightSheet
each
$11.69
$11.69
$11.69
Non Member Software Access
Imaris
each
$300.00
$300.00
Analytical Instrumentation
Spex Spectrofluorimeter
per hour
$15.19
$24.31
$30.39

Fee Schedule for Long Term Confocal Imaging of Live Cell Preparations

CCAM offers a reduced fee for labs doing long term, live cell imaging with prior approval from Susan Staurovsky. There is a minimum, 5 hour reservation time required as the first three hours are charged at the standard facility rates and subsequent time will be billed at the reduced rates $5.84/hour UConn Health, $9.35/hour external non-profit, $11.69/hour for-profit.

Imaging can begin at 2 p.m. on weekdays, to account for the first three hours being at the standard rates weekdays with reduced rates from 5 p.m. – 8 a.m.. Live cell imaging can begin at any time on the weekends; standard rates for the first three hours and reduced rates for the remaining hours.