Instrument Rates

New instrument rates as of July 1, 2022:



Internal Yale ($/hr)
Laser Scanning Confocal   -   Leica Stellaris 8 36
Laser Scanning Confocal   -   Leica SP8 28
Spinning Disk Confocal   -   Nikon 28
Laser Microdissection System   -   Leica LMD7000 22
Widefield   -   Leica Thunder Imager 3D Tissue 21
Widefield   -   Leica DMi8 16
Atomic Force   -   Asylum Research Cypher ES 6


Free training for all users.


The Nikon SDC, Leica DMi8, Leica LMD are charged per actual time used, the AFM and the Leica Stellaris 8 and SP8 are charged as 'earlier of resereved or actual start' until 'later of reserved or actual end'. Billing is no longer capped. The instruments have the following minimal use charge for Yale internal users: Leica Stellaris ($12), Leica SP8 ($9.25), Nikon SDC ($9.25), Leica LMD ($7.25), Leica Thunder ($7.00), Leica DMi8 ($5.25), and AFM ($2).


Other equipment in the Imaging Core (use free of charge): 


  • Inverted Fluorescence Microscope Leica DMIL LED
  • Stereo Microscope Leica M125
  • 3D Printer   (currently out of order)


Available software on the Imaging Core workstations (Rm 006):