Equipment Rates & Fees

All Facilities

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Personnel Time $60 $99 $197 $178

Valid through July 31, 2022. Rates are hourly unless specified otherwise and are subject to change without further notice.

Analytical Biochemistry

Analytical Ultracentrifuge (AUC)

Standard and Assisted rates are per day. Training and Personnel Time rates are hourly.
  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard EQUILIBRIUM $74 $122 $243 $219
Standard VELOCITY $147 $242 $484 $435
Assisted $147 $242 $484 $435
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Circular Dichroism Spectrometer (CD) with Stopped-Flow Mixing Accessory

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $17.64 $29 $58 $52
Assisted $35.28 $58 $116 $104
Training $69.00 $114 $227 $204

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $17.64 $29 $58 $52
Assisted $35.28 $58 $116 $104
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) instrument

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $17.64 $29 $58 $52
Assisted $35.28 $58 $116 $104
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Fluorometer with Polarization and Fluorescence Lifetime

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $17.64 $29 $58 $52
Assisted $35.28 $58 $116 $104
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer and Infrared Microscope

  Internal External Non For Profit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $17.64 $29 $58 $52
Assisted $35.28 $58 $116 $104
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $14.39 $24 $47 $43
Assisted $28.77 $47 $95 $85
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Isothermal Titration Calorimeter

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Approved $17.64 $29 $58 $52
Assisted $35.28 $58 $116 $104
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Liquid Chromatograph for Protein Separation (FPLC-type)

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $13.70 $23 $45 $41
Assisted $27.4 $45 $90 $81
Training $66 $109 $217 $195

Liquid Scintillation and Luminescence Counter (LSC)

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Approved $17.64 $29 $58 $52
Assisted $35.28 $58 $116 $104
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Plate Reader

  RPI User External Not for Profit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $17.64 $29 $58 $52
Assisted $35.28 $58 $116 $104
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $59 $97 $194 $175
Assisted $117.60 $193 $387 $348
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Thermo-Gravimetric Analyzer

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $17.64 $29 $58 $52
Assisted $35.28 $58 $116 $104
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, dual beam

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $14.39 $24 $47 $43
Assisted 28.77 $47 $95 $85
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $46 $76 $132 $118
Assisted $92.40 $152 $263 $237
Training $69 $114 $227 $204
Night-Flat Rate* $275 $452 $905 $905

Bioimaging

Bruker 13 cm 7T Horizontal Bore MRI Scanner

Rates for phantoms and live animals are the same.
  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $75.60 $124 $249 $224
Assisted $101 $166 $332 $299
Training $69 $114 $170 $153

Long Acquisition Experiment Fees

We offer the following "long acquisition experiment" rates from 9:00pm to 7:00am: $348 for RPI users); $572 for External Academic users; $1030 for External Industrial Partners; and $1145 External Industrial users.

Please note that these rates are for one single experiment requiring long acquisition time to improve the quality of the data.

MARS Spectral CT Scanner

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard        
Assisted        
Training        

Rates coming soon.

Scanco Medical Viva CT40

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $70 $115 $230 $207
Assisted $105 $173 $345 $311
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Bioresearch

Services included in per diem rates and special services offered beyond the basic per diem rate are listed below.
Species Per diem rate
mouse $1.00/cage
rat $1.37/cage

Cell and Molecular Biology

Amaxa Nucleofector

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $16.60 $27 $59 $49
Assisted $33.20 $55 $109 $98
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Biorad ChemiDoc XRS+ Imager

Rates are per run.
  Internal External Not For Profit External Industry Ext Industry Partners
Standard (per sample) $8 $13 $26 $24
Assisted $16 $26 $53 $47
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Roche LightCycler 480 RT-PCR

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $22 $36 $72 $65
Assisted $42 $72 $145 $130
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Tissue Culture Facility

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $648 $1,066 $2,132 $1,919

Trio+ 35cm x 43cm GE Typhoon

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $18.8 $31 $62 $56
Assisted $37.59 $62 $124 $111
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

X-Ray Film Developer

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $259 $426 $852 $767

Flow Cytometry

FACSAria Flow Cytometer

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $69 $114 $227 $204
Assisted $138 $227 $454 $409
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

LSRII Flow Cytometer

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $57 $94 $156 $141
Assisted $114 $188 $313 $281
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Genomics

Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer

Each chip runs 10 to 12 samples and requires 1ul nucleic acid per sample.
Service Unit RPI User External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partner
Bioanalyzer QC per chip $56 $92 $184 $166

BluePippin DNA size selection system

Service Unit RPI User External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partner
BluePippin Size Selection per chip $88 $145 $290 $261

Illumina iSeq 100

Customers are encouraged to purchase kits on their own and arrange adequate shipping to the core facility for sequencing.
Service Unit RPI User External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partner
Sequencing per run $120 $197 $395 $355

Illumina NextSeq 550

The sequencing reagent kit price varies based on read length (cycle number) and output mode. Please check the Kit Choice Table above for details and a side-by-side comparison. Customers are encouraged to purchase kits on their own and arrange adequate shipping to the core facility for sequencing.
Service Unit RPI User External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partner
Sequencing per run $194 $319 $638 $574

Invitrogen Qubit 4 Fluorometer

Service Unit RPI User External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partner
Fluorometer QC per sample $3 $5 $10 $9

Library Preparation and Bioinformatics Analysis

 

Services

Service Unit RPI User External Nonprofit External Industry Industrial Partners
Illumina RNA/DNA Library prep per sample $165 $271 $543 $489
Nanopore RNA/DNA library preparation per sample $210 $345 $691 $622
Bioanalyzer per chip $53 $87 $174 $157
Qubit per sample $3 $5 $10 $9
Gel Electrophoresis per gel $12 $20 $39 $36
PCR-QC per sample $12 $20 $39 $36


Analysis

DATA files will not be stored beyond 6 months
Category Service Unit RPI User External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partner
Data QC and alignment Barcode deconvolution, quality assessment and read clean-up per sample $18 $30 $60 $54
Reference genome mapping per sample $28 $47 $93 $84
RNA-Seq RNA-Seq batch analysis (≤20 samples) per run $1764 $2902 $5804 $5224
Gene expression profilling per sample per sample $28 $47 $93 $84
Differential expression analysis per project $229 $377 $754 $679
DNA-Seq Prokaryotic DNA-Seq batch analysis (≤20 samples) per run $1985 $3265 $6531 $5878
Eukaryotic DNA-Seq batch analysis (≤20 samples) per run $2536 $4172 $8343 $7509
Prokaryotic genomic variant calling per sample $28 $47 $93 $84
Eukaryotic genomic variant calling per sample $58 $96 $191 $172
GBS variant calling per sample $28 $47 $93 $84
Variant quality assessment and filtering per project $459 $756 $1511 $1360
Small RNA-Seq Small RNA-Seq batch analysis (≤20 samples) per run $1764 $2902 $5804 $5224
Small RNA-Seq peak calling per sample $28 $47 $93 $84
Differential expression analysis per project $229 $377 $754 $679
Epigenetic: protein-DNA interaction ChIP-Seq batch analysis (≤20 samples) per run $2536 $4172 $8343 $7509
ChIP-Seq analysis per sample $58 $96 $191 $172
TF location and motif analysis per project $459 $756 $1511 $1360
Genome Prokaryotic genome annotation per genome $28 $47 $93 $84
Prokaryotic genome assembly per genome $28 $47 $93 $84
Prokaryotic transcriptome assembly per genome $28 $47 $93 $84
Population Population structure analysis per project $2293 $3772 $7544 $6790
Population genetics parameters per project $2293 $3772 $7544 $6790
Genome wide association analysis per project $2293 $3772 $7544 $6790
Custom Custom downstream analysis per hour $60 $97 $168 $152
Server Server monthly fee per account $158 $260 $520 $468

Oxford Nanopore MinION

Customers are encouraged to purchase kits on their own and arrange adequate shipping to the core facility for sequencing.
Service Unit RPI User External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partner
Sequencing per run $119 $196 $392 $352

Microbiology and Fermentation

Membership rate is per year and per group ($). The hourly rate for the Full Core is $22, plus additional training. The training rate is per hour.

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Full Membership $2554 $4201.33 $8402.66 $7562.39
Minor Membership $252 $415 $829 $746
Training $69 $114 $227 $204
Fermentors - simple $22 $36 $72 $65
Fermentors - complex $55 $90 $181 $163

Fermentors/Bioreactors

Use of the bioreactors is not included in the monthly fees and is charged separately as shown. Basic Growth and Complex Growth rates are daily; training and Personnel Time rates are hourly.
  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Basic Growth $16 $26 $52 $47
Complex Growth $40 $65 $130 $117
Training $60 $97 $194 $175

Microscopy

Atomic Force Microscope - Asylum MFP3D AFM

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $20 $33 $66 $59
Assisted $40 $66 $132 $118
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Critical CO2 Freeze Dryer

Rates are per run and are subject to change without further notice.
  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $17 $28 $56 $50
Assisted $34 $56 $112 $101
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope - Zeiss LSM 510 META l

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $42 $69 $138 $124
Assisted $84 $138 $276 $249
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Leica CM1520 Cryostat

  RPI Users External Not for Profit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $20 $33 $66 $59
Assisted $40 $66 $132 $118
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Leica TCS SP8 STED Microscope

  RPI Users External
Non-Profit
External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $53 $87 $174  
Assisted $106 $174 $349  
Training $69 $114 $227 $195

Multiphoton Microscope - Zeiss LSM 510Meta/Multiphoton NLO

Note: If using the confocal capability ONLY, the rate will be the same as for the Zeiss Confocal.
* For the time between 8:00 pm until 8:00 am next morning (12 hours). This block of time is only for those experiments in which long acquisition times are needed in order to improve the quality of the data.
  RPI Users External Not-for-Profit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $57 $94 $194 $175
Assisted $114 $188 $388 $349
Training $69 $114 $227 $204
Night-Flat Rate* $300 $494 $987 $437

Olympus IX81 TIRF Microscope

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $27 $44 $89 $80
Assisted $54 $89 $178 $160
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Optical Tweezers - MMI Laser Microdissection

  RPI Users External
Non-Profit
External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $27 $44 $89 $80
Assisted $54 $89 $178 $160
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Agilent 500 MHz Spectrometer (Cogswell)

  RPI Users External Not for Profit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $8.2 $13 $15  
Assisted $14.70 $24 $28  
Training $69 $114 $170  

Bruker 600 MHz Spectrometer (CBIS)

  RPI Users External Not for Profit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $8.90 $14.60 $31.20 $26.20
Assisted $13.30 $18.30 $39 $32.80
Training $69 $114 $170 $153

Bruker 600 MHz Wide-Bore Spectrometer and MRI Scanner

  RPI Users External Not for Profit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $8.2 $13.60 $27.10 $24
Assisted $12.4 $17 $33.9 $31
Training $69 $114 $170 $153

Bruker 800 MHz Spectrometer

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $11.70 $19.30 $38.60 $34.80
Assisted $17.60 $24.10 $48.30 $43.50
Training $69 $114 $170 $153

TECAN Freedom EVO 150 Liquid Handling Robot

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $19 $31 $63 $56
Assisted $38 $63 $125 $113
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Proteomics

Bruker Autoflex Speed MALDI TOF/TOF Mass Spectrometer

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $49 $81 $121 $109
Assisted $98 $161 $242 $218
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Gas Chromatograph-Quadruple Mass Spectrometer

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $39 $64 $128 $115
Assisted $78 $128 $257 $231
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Thermo Electron TSQ Quantum Ultra

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $49 $81 $121 $109
Assisted $98 $161 $200 $180
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Thermo Scientific LTQ ORBITRAP XL

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $52 $86 $128 $115
Assisted $104 $171 $257 $231
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Stem Cell Research

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Annual Fee $2867 $4716 $9432 $8489
Myco Test $34 $56 $112 $101
hPSC Module $1268 $2085.86 $4171.72 $3754.55
hMSC Module $634 $1042 $2,085.86 $1877.27

Cell & Tissue Culture Facility

Rates are per person, per year. Minimum billing unit is one month.
  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Monthly Fee $217 $351 $702 $632

Cellink BioX Bioprinter

  RPI Users External Not for Profit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard-SHORT term exp. $42 $69 $138 $124
Standard-LONG term exp. $84 $138 $276 $249
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

epMotion 5070 Liquid Handling System

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $18.80 $31 $62 $59
Assisted $37.60 $62 $124 $118
Training $69 $114 $227 $216

Olympus IX51 Inverted Microscope

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $24 $39 $79 $71
Assisted $48 $79 $158 $142
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Olympus VivaView

Rates are per day
  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $62 $102 $204 $184
Assisted $124 $204 $408 $367
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Thermo Scientific Cellomics ArrayScan XTI

  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard-SHORT term exp. $50 $82 $165 $148
Standard-LONG term exp. $336 $553 $1105 $995
Training $69 $114 $227 $204

Required Acknowledgement and Authorship

Please acknowledge the CBIS Core Facilities in all publications and grant applications where our equipment and/or personnel have facilitated the work. These acknowledgements are very important because documenting our contributions helps to ensure that the resources of the Core Facilities are sustainable.

  • Equipment: If you used Core Facility equipment, please note this in the Materials and Methods. e.g., Thermogravimetric analysis was carried out using a TA Instruments TGA-Q50 (Rensselaer CBIS Analytical Biochemistry Core Facility).
  • Personnel: Please consider including CBIS personnel as co-authors on your publications when they have made a significant intellectual contribution to the research. Include CBIS Core Facility directors or staff as co-PI or co-investigators in grant applications when they provide a significant contribution to the grant proposal and scientific/intellectual leadership for the proposed work. Please follow these guidelines: ABRF Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts. Also, our Core Facility personnel always appreciate when they are mentioned in the Acknowledgements section of publications.
  • Required Funding Authorization Form: Rensselaer researchers must fill out the CBIS Cores Authorization Form (PDF) to use the CBIS Core Facilities.
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