Billing details

The UBCflow Facility is dependant on user fees.  However, we aim to keep the user fees to a minimum to promote the use of the facility and help researchers.

The present model allows PIs to purchase an instrument and then place it inside the UBCflow Facility where we will maximize its use and collect user fees to cover future service contracts and repairs.  This model enables multiple instruments to be accessible to all researchers at UBC and for all instruments to be well maintained.  Should an instrument be placed within a specific lab due to heavy use, we can arrange support for that instrument in exchange for access by UBCflow core users.

Fee structure: updated March 1st 2020.  Due to the financial support from the LSI and Dr Penninger’s new model for core facilities, we are able to reduce the facility fees.


The UBCflow Facility invoices users on a quarterly basis for all instruments other than the CyTOF instrument (see below).

– minimum of $50/month will be billed for each instrument used (for reagents and QC time)

Flow Cytometry analysis

  • $25/hr. ($50/hr assisted)   UBC
  • $70/hr ($90/hr assisted) Industry: a minimum of of one hour booking and cancellation less than 24hrs will be billed for 50% of the time booked.

Flow Cytometry Cell Sorting

  • $60/hr for UBC campus: a minimum of one hour booking.
  • $90/hr for non-Industry: a minimum of one hour booking.
  • $150/hr for Industry: a minimum of one hour booking.
  • cancellation less than 12hrs 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 (outside UBCflow billing)

Due to the complexity of CyTOF experiments, with regards to time and workload required, a standard fee structure is applied to running the instrument.  Additional costs include sample prep and analysis with  each experiment being assessed on an individual basis.  The CyTOF is billed separately from UBCflow, and any discounts or caps can be discussed on a a case by case basis, based on the CyTOF facility annual financial target. Invoices are issued on a quarterly basis.

  • $300 set up fee
  • $100/hr running time self operated ($200 Indusrty)
  • $150/hr running time supervised ($300 Industry)
  • analysis of data $50/hr
  • sample preparation $50/hr
  • 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