Billing details

The UBC Flow Facility gains very little, if any direct funding from UBC, and is dependant on user fees.  We aim to keep the user fees to a minimum to promote the use of the facility and help researchers.

The present model allows PI’s to purchase an instrument and then place it inside the UBCflow Core facility where we will maximise it use and collect user fees to cover future service contracts and repairs.  This model has allowed the facility to grow and enablr multiple instruments to be accessible to all researchers at UBC.

Expanded fee structure:

Monthly billing accounts; a minimum of $50/month will be billed to your account for access to the facility,  for each instrument used, regardless of the time used (less than 2hrs).  This covers reagents and QC time.

Flat rate of $100/month for labs using the FACS Calibur for unlimited use.

A new discount is in place:  once $4000 has been reached in a quarter the remaining quarter billing will be billed at 60%This will limit high users to $10,000/quarter and reflects the support that they give to the facility.

Academic cell analysis.  BD Canto and LSRII

  • $35/hr. ($90/hr assisted)                                                 2014 $25/hr. ($85/hr assisted)
  • consistent booking of the instruments and ‘no-shows’ will be billed at $35/hr

Academic cell analysis.  Miltenyi Quant

  • $50/hr. ($90/hr assisted)                                                 2014 $25/hr. ($85/hr assisted)
  • consistent booking of the instruments and ‘no-shows’ will be billed at $35/hr

Industry cell analysis.

  • $50/hr and a minimum of of one hour booking. ($90/hr assisted)
  • cancellation less than 24hrs will be billed for 50% of the time booked.

Academic cell sorting.

  • $90/hr and a minimum of one hour booking, unless you have multiple sorts.
  • cancellation less than 24hrs will be billed for 50% of the time booked.
  • billing starts at the booking scheduled time, not the time you arrive.

Industry cell sorting.

  • $150/hr and a minimum  of one hour booking, unless you have multiple sorts.
  • cancellation less than 24hrs will be billed for 50% of the time booked.
  • billing starts at the booking scheduled time, not the time you arrive.

Training.

  • Free to UBC affiliated labs
  • $50 for industry

CyTOF 

  • $100 set  up fee and $50/hr and a minimum of two hours booking
  • cancellation less than 24hrs will be billed for 50% of the time booked.
  • billing starts at the booking scheduled time, not the time you arrive.