Faculty of Medicine

MIL Rates for Users Outside the University of Toronto

Rates Apply to Users Outside U of T

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 Users Outside U of T}

1. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
Hitachi H-7000 TEM $105.00/hr
2. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Hitachi S-3400 Variable Pressure SEM   $120.00/hr  
3. Confocal (LSM) and Fluorescence Microscopy
Zeiss LSM 880 Elyra Superresolution Confocal $100.00/hr
Zeiss Spinning Disk Confocal $60.00/hr
Zeiss Apotome Live Cell System $50.00/hr
Zeiss Axioscan Z.1 Slide Scanner: Brightfield $16.00/slide
Zeiss AxioScan Z.1 Slide Scanner: Fluorescence $24.00/slide
Zeiss LSM510 Confocal $50.00/hr
Zeiss IHC Fluorescence AxioScope A1 $40.00/hr
Training on Confocal Microscopes (flat rate per lesson) $750.00/hr
4. Specimen Preparation
Carbon Coating $110.00/run
Liquid N2 $8.00/L
High Resolution Gold Sputter Coating $45.00/run
Critical Point Dryer $110.00/run
Ultramicrotome (user supplies diamond knife) $90.00/hr
Materials Fee (for samples prepared with MIL material) $20.00/sample
5. Technician Time
Training in Microscope Use and Technique $150.00/hr
Training on Confocal Microscopes (flat rate per lesson) $750.00
Specimen Preparation (by technical staff) $150.00/hr
Negative Staining (by technical staff) $120.00/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)         $20.00/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