Laboratory Use & Equipment Rental
We offer affordable rates for lab space and equipment rental to our clients. The fees listed below are intended to help guide you in your business planning. The fees are evaluated periodically and are subject to change.
Updated January 2015
1. Cleaning Deposit - $100
After each rental session, clients are expected to clean all spaces, materials, equipment or other resources used during their work. If not, cleanup will be billed at the rate of $100/hour. Clients are expected to maintain a $100 balance with any surplus refunded upon completion of the rental agreement.
2. Security Deposit - $250
This will be applied to any costs incurred due to misuse of the laboratory. The client will pay all damages caused by misuse beyond $250 at the time of said repair or replacement. Clients are expected to maintain a $250 balance with surplus being refunded upon completion of the rental agreement.
3. Biohazard Cleaning Fee - $60
This fee is billed in addition to the cleaning deposit, and is only charged to clients using the microbiology lab. It covers thorough disinfection of the microbiology lab and is billed for each week during which use occurs. Clients are still expected to perform basic cleanup of the work space after each use.
4. Laboratory Rental and Basic Supply Fees
$20 per hour Incubator Tenant
$25 per hour Partnering Client
$30 per hour Outside Business
This fee covers laboratory rental, basic supplies, and Tier 1 equipment use. Clients may also be subject to additional fees based upon the use of specific equipment as listed below. Clients are responsible for supplying all required consumables (chemicals, pipettes, media plates, etc.) and any resources that will leave the laboratory. All BioNetwork labware is to remain in the laboratory.
5. Storage of Materials
Small spaces may be rented for short-term storage of limited amounts of materials. Pricing is dependent upon materials to be stored, duration and specific storage condition.
6. Laboratory Access
The laboratory is available Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm most weeks. Access to the laboratory may be denied or restricted at any time based upon misuse of the facility or other concerns.
Clients are not allowed in the laboratory under the following conditions:
- Laboratory or College is closed.
- College is on an inclement weather schedule.
- Laboratory staff is unavailable for any reason.
- Laboratory scheduling software shows no appointments available.
All scheduling is handled using online appointment scheduling software. All laboratory time must be scheduled 72 hours in advance. There will be no charge for cancellations with 24 hours or more notification or when inclement weather or other unexpected circumstances prevent access to the laboratory.
Cancellations with less than 24 hours notification may be charged for the originally scheduled time.
7. Equipment Use
Standard equipment use fees are tiered in proportion to the laboratory rental and basic supplies fee. Use of equipment in Tier 1 is included in the applicable hourly fee (§4). Use of equipment in Tier 2 is billed in addition to the laboratory rental and basic supplies fee at the rate of 50% of the basic rental and supply fee per hour of equipment use. Please call for pricing and availability of other specialized equipment.
Tier 1 – Included in basic rental fee
Analytical balances (range 0-5g, 0-120g, 0-250g)
Precision balance (0-12 kg)
Millipore ultrapure water system
Wet ice machine
Heating mantles and heated plates
Heated stir plates
Incubated shaker table
Vortex mixers, single and multi-tube
Centrifuge & Microcentrifuge
Compound microscopes (some with LCD displays)
Tier 2 – 50% of basic fee per hour of use
Class II biosafety cabinet
Nitrogen evaporator (Rapid-Vap or NE-Vap)
Steam distillation apparatus
The laboratory also has access to additional equipment for specific testing or for use in special projects. Please let us know the specifics of your testing need or special project and we’ll see how we can help.
B100 Biodiesel Laboratory Testing Equipment – Please Call for Details
Thermo Trace 1300 GC-FID (free & total glycerin)
Pensky Martens closed cup flash point tester
Spectro iQII XRF spectrometer (sulfur)
Omnion OSI-6 oxidation stability instrument
Chilled circulating water bath (2)
Craft Beverage Specific Testing Equipment – Please Call for Details
Anton Paar beer analyzing system
Orflo Moxi-Flow yeast cell analyzer
Shimadzu GC- FID for ethanol
3M ATP luminometer
Laboratory-scale distillation apparatus
Other Specialized Equipment – Please Call for Details
Stomacher sample mixer (micro lab)
Agilent 1100-1200 HPLC-VWD
Soleris automated optical system (micro lab)
Agilent GC-MS with headspace sampler