Faculty of Medicine

MIL Rates for University of Toronto members

Rates Apply to Users From UofT Outside the Faculty of Medicine

In order to maintain our high quality of service while also increasing capacity as our technology continues to advance, MIL has instituted an annual lab membership fee of $500 per year, per laboratory beginning fiscal year 2018-19 (May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019). The fee will be automatically added in the first month for which a lab has usage.

RATES as of January 5, 2016 {Rates for Users From UofT Outside the Faculty of Medicine}

1. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
Hitachi H-7000 TEM $90.00/hr
2. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Hitachi S-3400 Variable Pressure SEM   $105.00/hr  
3. Confocal (LSM) and Fluorescence Microscopy
Zeiss LSM 880 Elyra Superresolution Confocal $60.00/hr
Zeiss Spinning Disk Confocal $35.00/hr
Zeiss Apotome Live Cell System $30.00/hr
Zeiss Axioscan Z.1 Slide Scanner: Brightfield $10.00/slide
Zeiss AxioScan Z.1 Slide Scanner: Fluorescence $15.00/slide
Zeiss LSM510 Confocal $30.00/hr
Zeiss IHC Fluorescence AxioScope A1 $25.00/hr
Training on Confocal Microscopes (flat rate per lesson) $750.00
4. Specimen Preparation
Carbon Coating $90.00/run
Liquid N2 $5.00/L
High Resolution Gold Sputter Coating $40.00/run
Critical Point Dryer $90.00/run
Ultramicrotome (user supplies diamond knife) $75.00/hr
Materials Fee (for samples prepared with MIL material) $16.00/sample
5. Technician Time
Training in Microscope Use and Technique $125.00/hr
Training on Confocal Microscopes (flat rate per lesson) $750.00
Specimen Preparation (by technical staff) $125.00/hr
Negative Staining (by technical staff) $95.00/sample
NOTE: charges for instruments operated by technical staff include instrument time and technician time.  
6. WORKSTATION (Image Analysis)
Image Analysis Computer Time (Zeiss Zen and/or BitPlane Imaris Software) $12.00/hr
NOTE: Images on workstations are automatically erased after 30 days.  

For additional information, please contact any of the individuals listed below.

Dr. Lindsey Fiddes, PhD
Microscopy Technician
Phone: (416)978-6232

Dr. Stephen Girardin, PhD
Academic Supervisor
Phone: (416) 978-7507