Flow Cytometry Core

Scheduling & Rates

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Flow Cytometry Core - Scheduling & Rates

Scheduling & Rates

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We recharge for some of our services. Recharges are used for instrument maintenance and rates are calculated from the annual running costs. Current rates are detailed below.




$20 per hour  (30min slots)

Canto II

$45 per hour (30min slots)


$50 per hour (30min slots)

Cell Sorter


$70 per hour

Influx $70 per hour


Falcon 352235 Tubes (filter top)

$45.00 per bag of 25

Falcon 352063 Polypropylene Tubes $20.00 per bag of 25


Training is provided for any analytical flow cytometer (the cell sorter is operated by FCCF staff. Contact us for more information. If you have a one-off experiment, may be able to run your samples with you.

Billing procedure: We calculate time used starting from the beginning of your reserved time, and ending when you run your last sample. e.g. if you sign up for 12:30-14:30, but finish at 14:00, you will be charged for 12:30-14:00. If you persistently use less than 20% of your signed-up time, we will charge for the entire sign-up.

Cancellation, No-Show and late arrival policies.

General: Charged time starts at the time you signed up. If you don’t show up, you will be charged for the entire time reserved. You may cancel self-signed reservations up to an hour beforehand, and incur no charge. If you cancel within an hour, you will be charged 1 unit.

Sorter: If you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, you will be charged for 1 hour.

LSR II late arrival policy: If you are more than 15 minutes late, another user may take your reservation.

Sorter late arrival policy: Your billable sort appointment starts from the time you are scheduled with FCCF. If you are more than an hour late without prior notice, we may cancel the sort altogether.

1 Instrument left on overnight: 50% of charge for time left on.