Rates

For the USC users, rates are either based on hourly usage or prepaid. For outside USC users rates will be provided upon request.

Hourly usage

Rates are calculated based on the time of operation, hours plus minutes.

Prepaid service

Customers can pay an upfront fee and they will receive benefits such as discounted per use cost. Given a 2 day advanced notice, prepaid service customers will have a priority in scheduling and usage of the equipment. Otherwise they will have to comply with the first-scheduled first-served basis.

There is also a yearly price cap offered for each instrument. If reached before the end of a year that started after the first usage of a given instrument, the instrument’s time will be provided for free until the end of that year.

For the users of more than one instrument, a yearly cap of $10,000 is offered.

Training

All equipment users must receive training for a fee before being allowed to use any instrument. 

 

Rates for individual instruments are outlined in the table below and are subject to change without prior notice.

Biacore T100
Hourly Usage* USC users from sponsoring schools**General USC users Users outside USC

Preliminary Training

$120 $135 $135

Instrument time

$30/hour $40/hour $50/hour

Operator Assisted

$40/hour $50/hour $60/hour

Prepaid service

$1000/month the same upon request

 

Light Scattering System
Hourly Usage* USC users from sponsoring schools** General USC users Users outside USC

Preliminary Training

$120 $135 $135

Instrument time

$30/hour $40/hour $50/hour

Operator Assisted

$40/hour $50/hour $60/hour

Prepaid service

$900/month the same upon request

 

Spectrofluorometer QuantaMaster
Hourly Usage* USC users from sponsoring schools** General USC users Users outside USC

Preliminary Training

$120 $135 $135

Instrument time

$30/hour $40/hour $50/hour

Operator Assisted

$40/hour $50/hour $60/hour

Prepaid service

$700/month the same upon request

 

AFM Nanoscope IIIa
Hourly Usage* USC users from sponsoring schools** General USC users Users outside USC

Preliminary Training

$120 $135 $135

Instrument time

$30/hour $40/hour $50/hour

Operator Assisted

$40/hour $50/hour $60/hour

Prepaid service

$800/month the same upon request
 
Thermo Matrix Hydra II
Hourly Usage* USC users from sponsoring schools** General USC users Users outside USC

Preliminary Training

$120 $135 $135

Instrument time

$30/hour $40/hour $50/hour

Operator Assisted

$40/hour $50/hour $60/hour

Prepaid service

$800/month the same upon request
 
Synergy H4  Microplate Reader
Hourly Usage* USC users from sponsoring schools** General USC users Users outside USC

Preliminary Training

$60 $75 $75

Instrument time

$30/hour $40/hour $50/hour

Operator Assisted

$40/hour $50/hour $60/hour

Prepaid service

$600/month the same upon request

 

CD Spectrometer J-815
Hourly Usage* USC users from sponsoring schools** General USC users Users outside USC

Preliminary Training

$120 $135 $135

Instrument time

$40/hour $50/hour $60/hour

Operator Assisted

$50/hour $60/hour $70/hour

Prepaid service

$800/month the same upon request

 

VP-ITC Isothermal Titration Calorimeter
Hourly Usage* USC users from sponsoring schools** General USC users Users outside USC

Preliminary Training

$120 $135 $135

Instrument time

$50/hour*** $50/hour*** $60/hour

Operator Assisted

$60/hour**** $60/hour**** $70/hour

Prepaid service

N/A N/A N/A

 

AFM Innova
Hourly Usage* USC users from sponsoring schools** General USC users Users outside USC

Preliminary Training

$120 $135 $135

Instrument time

$30/hour $40/hour $50/hour

Operator Assisted

$40/hour $50/hour $60/hour

Prepaid service

$800/month the same upon request

*      The minimum charge is $15 for 1/2 hr.

**    Sponsoring schools:  Any school or institute from USC contributing $20,000 or more in support to

       the core.

***   Upper limit: $240/measurement.

**** Upper limit: $300/measurement.

# Please contact ITC specialist Alan Situ(asitu@usc.edu) in Dr. Tobias Ulmer lab for more information.