Fees & Scheduling


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Effective January 2019

Equipment Use (hourly rate)UGAAcademicCommercial
Delta Vision System II$35$40$75
Imagexpress Micro Confocal$35$40$75
LSM 710, LSM 880, Elyra S1 & Light Sheet$50$55$100
Axio Scope A1$10$10$15
All other scopes$30$35$75
Assisted technical support (includes equipment fee)$70$80$130

Annual Subscription (per lab)UGAAcademicCommercial
Lab subscription, up to 2 users$3,500N/AN/A
Lab subscription, 3 or more users$4,000N/AN/A

Charged at equipment hourly rate. Free for subscription users.


  • All services require a one-hour minimum charge and are billed in half-hour increments.
  • Equipment use, technical support and/or training may be scheduled up to 8 days in advance. There are no scheduling limits for off-peak hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00pm-8:00am; weekends and holidays.

  • Confocal systems’ use is limited to 3 hours per day Monday-Friday, 8:00am-8:00pm. On the day of use, your session may extend beyond the 3-hour limit if the equipment is not already scheduled by another user.

  • DV systems can be scheduled for long-time imaging of living specimens but are limited to 24 hours of use per week per lab Monday-Friday. After the first 3 hours of DV systems use, hourly rates drop to $5 per hour for long-term live cell imaging experiments.

  • Last minute cancellations are discouraged. If cancellation is unavoidable, the person cancelling the appointment is responsible for shutting down the scope or informing the previous user.

  • Annual subscriptions may be paid in two installments up to 6 months apart.

  • Revised 01/2019. Contact us for project cost estimate.