Why are you charged to use the LMF @MDIBL ?

Fees are an essential aspect of maintaining a microscopy facility, as they help to cover the costs associated with equipment maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. At the Light Microscopy Facility, we strive to offer competitive pricing for our services while maintaining the highest standards of quality and expertise. Fees are also important in ensuring that the facility has the resources necessary to provide training and support to researchers, as well as to attract and retain experienced staff. By paying fees for the services they use, researchers contribute to the sustainability and growth of the facility, allowing it to continue providing cutting-edge technology and instrumentation to advance scientific research.

To check out our transparent and competitive fees chart for microscopy services, please, check out this page. Our pricing structure was determined through a thorough process that takes into account various factors such as purchasing and maintaining state-of-the-art microscopes, the cost of consumables and repairs, and depreciation allowance. We offer discounted rates to internal users, collaborator users, and external users, depending on their affiliation with the laboratory. In addition, we offer a pilot experiments program that provides a 75% discount on the first experiment and other discounts throughout the year, such as a winter special and a frequent user discount. We value your input and welcome your feedback on our fees chart to ensure that it meets your needs.

You can find our comprehensive fees chart for microscopy services, here.

Contact fbonnet@mdibl.org today to learn more about our fees and how we can help you achieve your research goals. We look forward to working with you and unlocking the mysteries of the microscopic world together!