Rate & Services


Assisted Cell Sorting

  • Cell sorting  on our FACS Aria and Influx require the skill of a trained operator to acquire, analyse and eventually sort cells based on client directives.  Sorting is performed under sterile conditions in Class IIA biosafety cabinets.
  • Operator assisted BD FACS Melody sorting


Rising to $90/hr Jan 2018

Operator Assisted Data Acquisition and Analysis

  • Clients who have not been trained to use the analysis systems or who are interested in achieving quick and reliable results may request professional service to acquire and analyze their data.  Once acquisition is complete, operators explain results and also provide data summaries which may include publication ready images (if requested).


Rising to $90/hr Jan 2018

Experimental Design and General Consultation >15mins

  • The expanding list of fluorophore choices, instrument configurations and broadening research interests make efficient experimental planning and design increasingly challenging.  Our experienced operators can help you review your plans, aid in panel design to help investigators achieve the cleanest results possible (billed in 15 minute increments).


Rising to $90/hr Jan 2018

Software Tutorials

  • To better understand your data and its analysis our staff can teach you to use popular data analysis platforms so you can create your own publication ready figures and statistics for your data sets.


Rising to $90/hr Jan 2018

Unassisted- Cell Sorting:

  • Qualified users who have been trained in flow cytometry can receive training to sort their own samples on the BD FACS Melody (training program TBD).


(Service begins in March 2018)

Instrument Training for New Users- Analyzers only (see details here)

510$ – Flat Rate

Rising to $540 in Jan 2018

Lab Orientation and Training for Experienced Users – Analyzers only


Rising to $90/hr Jan 2018

Unassisted FACS Canto II / LSRII Data Acquisition: 35$/hr
Unassisted LSR Fortessa- 4- laser system 35$/hr

(Rising to $40/hr of Jan 2018)

Unassisted LSR Fortessa X20 – 5-laser system40$/hr


(Rising to $45/hr of Jan 2018)

High Throughput Samplers  0$/hr (must be booked)
Software Analysis Packages:
  • FlowJo analysis platform
    • Copies may be purchased for university affiliated laboratories at a discounted rate (~275 USD/computer/year)
      • Charged annually from May to April each year from the Principle Investigator’s account.
    • Contact the facility to initiate the registration process via email.  Please include the hardware/mac address for your system in the message.
      • For Windows based computers:
        • Run the cmd function and enter  “ipconfig/all” in the dos window.
      • For MAC based computers:
        • System Preferences dialog box located under the apple icon.
        • Once you have opened the system preferences window, click on “Network”.
        • Choose the type of connection you are using (eg. Ethernet) and DOUBLE CLICK on it.
        • Please ensure to give me the Ethernet ID.

For those who choose not to purchase software licences a no cost stand alone workstation is available on a first come first serve basis. Software packages include:

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