The price information below is for Academic users and BIF members*. For Industry users, please visit

EquipmentItemPrice for Academic UsersPrice for BIF membersUnit
Electron MicroscopySEM - Hitachi S2600 variable pressure/environmental SEM$30.80$18.48hour
TEM - FEI Tecnai G20$66.00$39.60hour
TEM - Hitachi H7600$66.00$39.60hour
TEM- FEI Tecnai Spirit$66.00$39.60hour
TEM - Cryo-EM session$550.00$330.00day
Optical MicroscopyOlympus Stereo Microscope$15.00$9.00hour
Olympus BX53 widefield microscope$15.00$9.00hour
Olympus FV1000 Confocal Microscope$40.00$24.00hour
Olympus FV1000 with multiphoton$66.00$39.60hour
Spinning disc PerkinElmer w/ volocity$40.00$24.00hour
Spinning disc PerkinElmer after hours w/ volocity$26.40$15.84hour
Sample PreparationHPF Shot (maximum 50 for billing) High-pressure freezing$30.80$18.48each
Plunge Freezing$55.00$33.00day
AFS2 Cryo Unit (Automated Freeze Substitution Machine)$52.80$31.68day
Cryo Ultramicrotomy$275.00$165.00day
Leica IGL Run$66.00$39.60each
Critical Point Drying$3.20$1.92pound
Carbon Coating$19.80$11.88each
Sputter Coating$6.00$3.60nm
Processing for SEM w/o CPD$20.50$12.30sample
Processing for TEM$26.40$15.84sample
Processing for TEM w/ HM20$55.00$33.00sample
Leica VT1000 Vibratome$13.20$7.92sample
ComputerImage ProcessingAMIRA Software$13.20$7.92hour
Volocity Software Monthly Charges$13.20$7.92hour
FEI Inspect3D Software$13.20$7.92hour
Tech AssistanceTech Assistance$66.00$39.60hour
Sectioning by BIF Staff$96.80$58.08block

*BIF members receive 40% discount. Membership is available for $1500/year.

Updated October 2019