Services & Training

The UW–Madison Cryo-EM Research Center offers numerous services and training opportunities.

 

General Office Hours.

Thursdays at 9:00 am Central Time via Zoom. Walk-up appointments available upon request.

 

Rates.

The facility is open for assisted or independent use. The rates for the various services and materials are below. Rates approved October 2020.

TRAINING, SERVICES, OR ASSISTED USE

INTERNAL ACADEMIC

EXTERNAL ACADEMIC

(NON-PROFIT)

INDUSTRY

Staff labor $30 / hour $47 / hour $93 / hour
Negative stain grid prep. $57 / hour $89 / hour $178 / hour
Immuno/negative stain grid prep. $126 / hour $196 / hour $392/ hour
Cryo grid preparation $48 / hour $76 / hour $150 / hour
ACE600 (glow discharge) $40 / hour $63 / hour $124 / hour
ACE600 (Carbon or Platinum coating) $62 / hour $96 / hour $192 / hour
GloQube (glow discharge) $37 / hour $58 / hour $115 / hour
Vitrobot (plunge freezing) $75 / hour $117 / hour $233 / hour
Talos L120 (TEM) $80 / hour $124 / hour $248 / hour
Talos L120 (Cryo-TEM)* $62 / hour * $96 / hour * $193 / hour *
Talos Arctica (Cryo-TEM)* $1,300 / day * $2,015 / day * $4,031 / day *
Titan Krios (Cryo-TEM)* $1,515 / day * $2,348 / day * $4,696 / day *
Aquilos (Cryo-FIB-SEM)* $497 / day * $771 / day * $1,542 / day *

*plus staff hourly labor as needed

INDEPENDENT USE

INTERNAL ACADEMIC

EXTERNAL ACADEMIC

(NON-PROFIT)

INDUSTRY

Negative stain grid prep. $27 / hour $42 / hour $85 / hour
Immuno/negative stain grid prep. $96 / hour $149 / hour $299 / hour
Cryo grid preparation $18 / hour $29 / hour $57 / hour
ACE600 (glow discharge) $10 / hour $16 / hour $31 / hour
ACE600 (Carbon or Platinum coating) $32 / hour $49 / hour $99 / hour
GloQube (glow discharge) $7 / hour $11 / hour $22 / hour
Vitrobot (plunge freezing) $45 / hour $70 / hour $140 / hour
Talos L120 (TEM) $50 / hour $77 / hour $155 / hour

 

 

Available supplies and materials.

Cost per unit

EM starter kit (tweezers, boxes, crossgrating standard) $160
Negative Stain Grids $2.25
Negative Stain Grid Box $5
Cryo-EM Grid Box $10
Cryo-EM Grids: C-Flat Copper, 200 Mesh — 2/2 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: C-Flat Copper, 200 Mesh — 4/2 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: C-Flat Copper, 300 Mesh — 2/1 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: C-Flat Copper, 300 Mesh — 4/1 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: C-Flat Copper, 400 Mesh — 1.2/1.3 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: Quantifoil Copper, 200 Mesh — 1.2/1.3 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: Quantifoil Copper, 200 Mesh — 2/2 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: Quantifoil Copper, 200 Mesh — 3.5/1 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: Quantifoil Copper, 300 Mesh — 1/2 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: Quantifoil Copper, 300 Mesh — 1.2/1.3* $10
Cryo-EM Grids: Quantifoil Copper, 300 Mesh — 2/1 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: Quantifoil Copper, 300 Mesh — 7/2 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: Quantifoil Copper, 400 Mesh — 1.2/1.3 $8
Cryo-EM Grids: UltaAufoil, 300 Mesh — 1.2/1.3 $15
Cryo-EM Grids: UltaAufoil, 200 Mesh — 2/2 $15