Core Biology Facility Adjusted Rates for 2021

Lab, Equipment, or Service Unit  Price ($)
Molecular Biology Lab1 Day 13.00
Tissue Culture Lab2 Hour 25.00
Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer3 (unassisted) Hour 36.00
Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer3 (assisted) Hour 48.00
FACSJazz Cell Sorter4 (assisted) Hour 60.00
FACSJazz Cell Sorter4 Hour 42.00
ABI 7500 Fast Real Time PCR Machine5 Run 40.00
Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer6 Run 13.00
Microplate readers7 Plate/Additional Scans 13.00/3.00
Leica DM IL Inverted Fluorescence Microscope8         Hour 15.00
Liquid Nitrogen Cell Storage Box/month 10.00
Liquid Nitrogen Liter 2.25
Labor9 Hour 45.00
 45.0% surcharge for non-NDSU clients


1. This fee covers the following pieces of equipment located in Quentin Burdick Building 316. The fee is $13/day/person. Clients must provide their own reagents and consumables to use the equipment. Only basic lab materials are provided (gloves, pipettes, pipettes tips, tubes, etc.)

DNA/RNA/Protein workstations
DNA/RNA gel electrophoresis system
Invitrogen/Bio-Rad protein gel electrophoresis systems
Bio-Rad Trans-blot systems
Life Technologies iBlot dry blotting system
ABI traditional PCR thermocyclers
iBright FL1500
Nanodrop 2000C
DU-530 Spectrophotometer
Eppendorf Microcentrifuges
Table-top Sorvall Legend XTR Centrifuge
Heat Blocks, Balances, pH meter and Vortexes
Pipettes and multichannel pipettes
Computers equipped with FlowJo, Prism, Microsoft Office, BD Accuri C6 software, and ImageQuantTL

2. This fee covers regular plastic consumables, VWR microscopes (bright field and inverted), cell counter usage, centrifuge usage, CO2 incubators, and cell storage. Media, media components, and reagents are not included.

3. $36/hour if operated on your own and $48/hour if assisted by CBF. Cell strainer is NOT included in the charge.

4. $60 per hour if assisted by CBF. $42 per hour if operated on your own. Must be certified by CBF if clients want to operate by themselves. Cell strainer is NOT included in the charge.

5. This fee does NOT include qPCR plates, sealing films and qPCR plate preparation.

6. Instrument only. Chips, reagents and consumables are not included.

7. Biotek Synergy H1MF; the first scan costs $13/scan, and an additional scan from that plate will be $3/scan.

8. $8/hour if fluorescence is not used.

9. Labor charges for training, consultation, performing experiments, and data analysis.