Billing for FACScanto/LSRII Training (same for all laboratories)/
- Trainees with no previous experience must
be trained by the Facility Operator at $50. per hour (usually
6-8 hrs)max. of 8 hrs
- Trainees with some previous FACScanto experience
or who have received training from other users that have substantial
FACScanto experience at the McMaster facility, will be observed
by Operator on 2 occasions: $50 per hour (usually 3-4 hrs.)
- The prior experience and performance of the
Trainee will be assessed by the Facility Operator who will
determine how much additional training is necessary.
Billing for FACScanto/LSRII User Laboratories (those
that expect at least 60 hr use per year)
Billing for Clinical Trial Samples: (considered
- FACScan Users may pay either the Yearly Fee
or the Hourly Billing Fee.
NOTE: Access and billing is on a per laboratory basis. Thus,
each laboratory represents one principle investigator. Two
laboratories may not use a single access fee as users. All
users have full access to the facility and it's resources.
- There is a limit
of 10 hours per week total time during the daytime schedule
for each user from a given lab. For each lab, there's a limit
of 6 hrs. during the daytime schedule, with two or more
users from one research lab.
- Repeated failure
to show up on booked time, or to notify that you have cancelled
an experiment 24 hrs. prior to the time you booked, may result
in loss of privilege's to the Facility.
- Hourly Billing Fee for Research Users:.
- $70 per hr. if operator is requested to
run samples or does analysis
- These samples must be run by the Facility
Operator(s). The work must be prearranged with the Facility
Director and Operator -
- $80 per hour fee that MUST be charged to a
Billing for Industrial or Other Outside
FACS VantageSE Billing
- The FACS VantageSE instrument is only operated
by the Facility Operator. All billing is for hours of service,
and includes machine set up time, running of control stained
samples and setting of sorting gates, sorting or running
of samples and reporting of experimental results as necessary.
- All User Laboratories:
$80 per hr.
- Clinical Trials
$90 per hr
- Industrial or Outside Users
$100 per hr
Setup of Protocols, Software Instructions,
and Consultation Fee's:
- Both the Facility
Operator and Director can be contacted for quick advice
in regard to experiments problems or setup of protocols.
However, if you need extensive advice on reagent use or
purchase, experimental design, set up and running of pilot
experiments, or analysis of data, those consultations may
- Operator setup and preliminary runs for
protocol development, with consultation, software instruction,
$70 per hour (usually 5-6 hours with two pilot experiments)
- Consultation with Facility Director (billing
at Directors discretion)
$100 per hour
- Laboratories using per hour rates will be
billed bimonthly, by journal entry debit of their research
- All laboratory principle investigators must
provide research account number(s) for this purpose.
||no annual cap
| Vantage Sorter:
||no annual cap
| Training for Canto/LSRII
| (max 8 hours billed, per trainee)
New users or changes to account
information: Please print out this form: