Pricing

Customers will be charged by the hour the instrument is running and of course for the consumables provided by us.

At the facility, we always keep stocks of the most common standard Biacore consumables such as CM5 sensor chips.

Prices per hour (or part thereof)200

Standard consumables

  • Sensor chip CM5:
1,200
  • Sensor chip Protein G (shared*):
500
  • Sensor chip Protein G:
1,800
  • Mouse antibody capture chip (shared*):
500

*Sensor chips for antibody capture can be “shared” by many users, studying diverse molecular interactions. These sensor chip surfaces can usually be regenerated at least 100 times, allowing for several experiments to be performed on the same chip.

Price examples

Example 1

The customer requested a kinetics experiment for a previously uncharacterized protein-protein interaction. The experiment was carried out on a “shared” protein G antibody capture chip, greatly reducing the time spend on assay optimization. Setting up and optimizing the assay took 4 hours. Capture antibody, ligand and analyte were provided by the customer. Eight different concentrations of analyte were analyzed + appropriate number of blank runs:

Consumables, protein G sensor chip (shared)500
Experimental setup optimization, 4 hours800
Kinetics run, 5 hours1,000
Total2,300

Example 2

The customer requested a kinetics experiment for a previously uncharacterized protein-protein interaction. An appropriate level of ligand was immobilized on a new CM5 chip. Due to the unknown nature of this interaction, considerable time was spend optimizing the regeneration conditions. Hence, ligand immobilization and assay optimization took a total of eight hours. Ligand and analyte were provided by the customer. Eight different concentrations of analyte were analyzed + appropriate number of blank runs. The kinetics run itself took only four hours, as this setup requires fewer steps per cycle:

Consumables, CM5 sensor chip1,200
Ligand immobilization, 2 hours400
Experimental setup optimization, 6 hours1,200
Kinetics run, 4 hours800
Total3,600