Biomedical Imaging Research Unit

Equipment charges for University of Auckland staff and students

The document below includes details of the user charges for all equipment currently located in the Biomedical Imaging Research Unit. The costs given only apply to University of Auckland staff and students. The charges do not include staff costs where BIRU staff members are performing work for people. Additional charges apply in these cases.

If you need a document with all charges listed, e.g. for a grant application, please download the file at the bottom of the page.

OPTICAL MICROSCOPY


Super-resolution microscopes

 
Abberior Facility Line STED $60 per hour
Zeiss LSM 800 Airyscan inverted $60 per hour
   

Confocal microscopes

 

Olympus FV1000 BX61 upright (slides)

$50 per hour

Olympus FV1000 WI upright (+ live cell imaging)

$25 per hour

Zeiss LSM 710 inverted (slides/live cell imaging)

$50 per hour
Zeiss LSM 800 Airyscan inverted $60 per hour
   

Widefield microscopes

 
Zeiss Axioplan2 upright fluorescence microscope $10 per  hour
Nikon TE2000E inverted fluorescence microscope $10 per hour
   
Stereo (dissecting) microscope  
Leica MZ16 No charge
   

Slide scanner

 

MetaSystems VSlide (brightfield/fluorescence)

$50 per hour
   

High content screening system

 

Molecular Devices ImageXpress Micro XL

$80 per hour
   

Live cell imaging system

 

Nikon BioStation

$10 per hour
Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer No charge

ELECTRON MICROSCOPY


Transmission electron microscope

 

Tecnai G2 Spirit Twin

$50 per hour

Scanning electron microscope

 

Hitachi TM3030Plus Tabletop

$55 per hour

IMAGING MASS SPECTROMETRY


Bruker UltrafleXtreme MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometer

 

MALDI-MS

$20 per sample
MALDI-TOF/TOF $10 per sample
MALDI imaging $125/million laser shots

SOFTWARE


MetaXpress/MetaMorph

No charge

Image-Pro Plus 3D suite

No charge

Amira

No charge

SCiLS

No charge

ImageJ/Fiji

No charge

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES - for grant applications

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BIRU equipment charges 2021
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