External Academic Users

The SBC Facility can be accessed in one of two ways. This can be either on a pay-per-use basis for each individual instrument (Option #1) or through a yearly membership (Option #2) for all-instrument access (excluding diffractometer and crystallization support equipment) as follows:

Option #1

External academic facility instrument pay-per-use fee:

  • All instruments except SAXS/WAXS, X-ray diffractometer and protein crystallization support equipment:  $175 / day
  • SAXS / WAXS:  $250 / day
  • X-ray diffractometer plus protein crystallization support equipment:  $250 / day
  • One-time new user training fee per instrument:  $250

Option #2

External academic facility user yearly membership:

  • $5,000 / year

In addition to the two options listed above, scientists may submit samples for instrument-based analysis by facility personal. Pricing is based on project scope. Please contact Greg Wasney (greg.wasney@sickkids.ca) for pricing details.

We offer facility users access to SBC Facility-exclusive support equipment to assist with experimental set-up. This includes a full range of mechanical and electronic single and 12-channel pipettemen, refrigerated centrifuges, vortexes, balances as well as a NanoDrop, pH meter, temperature controlled sonicator, stirring plate and dry bath heating / cooling blocks.

All facility users have included access to full-time technical and experimental support provided by the dedicated facility manager.