Developmental rates are for initial optimization, Internal users: $50/hr; External users: $100/hr.
AFM standard imaging rate (combined with bright-field/fluorescence microscopy), Internal users: $85/hr; External users: $150/hr.
A variety of specialized probes are available for a fee, Internal users: $100; External users: $200
Post acquisition analysis of AFM imaging. Internal users: $40/hr; External users: $80/hr
As a faculty member, I have used the AFM center over the years to characterize new batches of nanoparticles and microparticles with functional ligands attached and their interactions with cell membranes. The lab director performs excellent work quickly and she works with faculty from many universities in the Texas Medical Center. I have just recently joined in the management of this center, but I highly recommend the AFM center as a long-time customer.