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imarkRoy J. CarverUniversity of Illinois
Biotechnology Center

Flow Cytometry Facility
Barbara Pilas, Ph.D - Director
231 Edward R. Madigan Laboratory,
1201 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-0559    
FAX: (217) 244-0446     


Flow Cytometry on-Campus Service Fees:

Flow Cytometry on Campus Service Fees 2017:    



Accuri C6

LSR Fortessa






FACS Aria Sorting Assisted: $162/hr

Typhoon 8600 single laser imager: $30 for first 30 minutes of use and $.35 per minute of use thereafter performs phosphorimaging, chemiluminescence measurements, and multi-color fluorescence.

Bio-Rad Multiplex Suspension Systems: $166/run.

Sample Preparation: Technician time will be billed at $25.00 per hour, use of fluorescence microscope and cell culture facility including standard reagents are included in the fees listed. Custom reagents will be billed at cost.

-- A minimum fee will be assessed equal to 1 hour of use plus any setup fee or one hour less than the amount of time reserved, plus a setup fee, whichever is greater.

Cancellation of Appointments

-- No charge for appointments canceled > 48 hours in advance.

-- Appointments cancelled < 48 hours but > 24 hours in advance will be billed 1/2 hour of use.

-- Appointments cancelled < 24 hours in advance will be billed the minimum fee (see A above).

-- This is an abridged list of our service prices and subject to change at any time; please contact Dr. Barbara Pilas, Director of Flow Cytometry, at 217-244-0559 or for information on prices and other issues related to your project.

-- If you are an off campus customer, please complete the off-campus user form

-- Facility users other than State of Illinois institutions are subject to a 28.6% indirect cost rate for federally funded projects . State of Illinois non-Federally funded projects are subject to a 21.9% indirect cost rate.  For off-campus projects exceeding $5000,  a contract must be negotiated through University of Illinois Grants and Contracts.  For further information contact Dr. Mark A. Mikel (217-244-0144; ), Associate Director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center.


All work performed by the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center (CBC) should be acknowledged in scholarly publications, posters, and presentations. Proper recognition allows us to measure the impact of our work and supports our initiatives in obtaining sponsored funding. In addition, any CBC personnel who make a substantial intellectual or experimental contribution are deserving of further recognition as co-author.