Carnegie Mellon University

Rates & Services

  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • You must provide either:
    • A CMU Oracle account number OR
    • For Non-CMU Users: A hard copy of the PO number and outside billing address.
  • MS and photon charges are based on the reserved calendar time or the logon time, which ever is greater.
  • The use of the LC and MS in hybrid fashion is only charged at the MS rate.
  • Laboratory assistance in MI 551 is provided by CMA staff at a rate of $50/hour.
  • MS training and Non-CMA assistance is provided at $60/hour.

COVID-19 Rates

Mass Spectrometry

Applied Biosystems Voyager DE-STR MALDI-TOF MS

Service CMU User Academic User (non-CMU) Industry User
User Operated** $20.00/hour # $30.00/hour $120.00/hour*
Sample Drop-Off
(1 week turn-around; rate doubles within 48hrs)
$30.00/sample $50.00/sample $150.00/sample

ThermoFisher Scientific ESI/APCI LCQ Ion Trap MS

Service CMU User Academic User (non-CMU) Industry User
User Operated** $20.00/hour # $30.00/hour $120.00/hour*
Sample Drop-Off
(1 week turn-around; rate doubles within 48hrs)
$30.00/sample $50.00/sample $150.00/sample

ThermoFisher Scientific ESI/DART LTQ-XL Linear Ion Trap MS

Service CMU User Academic User (non-CMU) Industry User
User Operated** $20.00/hour # $40.00/hour $120.00/hour*
Sample Drop-Off
(1 week turn-around; rate doubles within 48hrs)
$30.00/sample $50.00/sample $175.00/sample

ThermoFisher Scientific ESI/DART Exactive Plus EMR Orbitrap MS

Service CMU User Academic User (non-CMU) Industry User
User Operated** $30.00/hour # $40.00/hour $120.00/hour*
Sample Drop-Off
(1 week turn-around; rate doubles within 48hrs)
$40.00/sample $50.00/sample $200.00/sample

Liquid Chromatography (not coupled to MS)

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC; Thermo Scientific EASY-nLC 1200 Nanoflow Liquid Chromatograph

Service CMU User Academic User (non-CMU) Industry User
User Operated $20.00/hour $120.00/hour
Billed by the hour
$120.00/hour
Billed by 15mins#

CMU—Users will be charged for start-up training at $50/hour.
The use of the LC and MS in hybrid fashion is only charged at the MS rate except for SDO in which case the rate for each instrument is summed.
#New non-CMU users are charged for the first hour startup help.

Photon Spectroscopy

Photon Spectroscopy FTIR-NIR Spectrometer (Mattson ATI Affinity 60AR), UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer (Perkin-Elmer Lambda 900), CD (JASCO 715)

Service CMU User Academic User (non-CMU) Industry User
User Operated $15.00/hour
($11.00/hr for >30 hours per quarter)
$60.00/hour
Billed by the hour
$100.00/hour
Billed by 15mins#

CMU—Users will be charged for start-up training at $50/hour.
#New non-CMU users are charged for the first hour startup help.

Other Services:

Other Services CMU User Academic User (non-CMU)
Additional Sample Preparation +$50.00/sample +$50.00/sample
Protein Identification† +$100.00/sample +$120.00/sample

* Fee determined to be a fair market value relative to equivalent service charges by private companies. (See NSF Grant Policy Manual). CMU incubator companies, that have prior training, are charged using 15min intervals.

† Normal rates apply to samples which have been prepared by the guidelines given on our Mass Spectrometry page. If significant preparation remains to be done upon submission, the "Additional Sample Preparation" charge will be assessed, since the service will take significantly more time to complete.

**New users will be charged for the formal two hour training session.