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A Golgi apparatus cluster in a HeLa cell prepared for serial block face-SEM, imaged using Talos L120C

Electron microscopy prices

At the CCI we offer full service for electron microscopy, from sample preparation, to imaging and image analysis. A trained user has access to the microscope, which is charged by the hour, at any time. Here you find the microscope fees and the prices for training, sample preparation and assistance.

Electron microscopes

Academia: 450 SEK/h
Industry: 900 SEK/h

Academia: 380 SEK/h
Industry: 800 SEK/h

SEM Zeiss Gemini 450
Academia: 400 SEK/h
Industry: 800 SEK/h


  • During off-hours (between 19:00 and 8:00) the prices are reduced by 50 %. 
  • 24 hours cancellation notice is required to avoid charges. We have this to avoid unnecessary over-booking of the instruments.
  • For external users, the fees are higher in order to cover the "overhead" cost for rent, administration etc. and VAT. The price may also vary depending on the time and assistance requested.
Transmision electron microscopy image of an autophagosome
Transmision electron microscopy image of an autophagosome

Electron microscopy training

The electron microscopes currently available at the facility are ThermoFisher Talos L120C and Zeiss Gemini 450 II. The trainings on both instruments are available at 3 levels, depending on how much the microscope will be used and the complexity of the project.

Please contact the staff, preferably using, for more information about prices and to schedule the training sessions.

This training consists of 1 three-hour session at a fixed discounted price and is recommended for infrequent users. It covers the basics of theory and microscope operation necessary for the specific project:  

  • Fixed charge of 650kr for staff time + microscope time 

Two sessions of up to 6 hours in total, at a fixed discounted price. The aim of this training is for the user to gain indepth understanding of the theory, become comfortable with optimisation of settings and handling the hardware too allow a higher degree of independence. Some basic troubleshooting is also covered. Recommended for frequent users:

  • Fixed charge of 1300kr for staff time + microscope time  

Application specific modules. This training is charged per hour of staff and equipment time and is designed individually according to the user's needs. The modules include MAPS, EPU and Tomo on the TEM as well as Atlas, CAT and VP on the SEM. 

  • Charged by hour 

Academia: 1950 SEK + microscope fee
Industry: 3850 SEK + Microscope fee

Note: This training is always preceded by TEM basic training

Staff assistance

Technical support is included to a limit and we will not charge anything if you come to try something or to ask for advice. However, more extensive assistance during longer times or new/repeated training will be charged by the hour in addition to the microscope fee.

Staff time: microscope assistance
Academia: 550 SEK/h
Industry: 1100SEK/h

Sample preparation

Critical Point Drier 
Academia: 100 SEK/run
Industry: 200 SEK/run

Glow discharge
Academia: 100 SEK/run
Industry: 200 SEK/run

Leica EM Pact (HPF with LN2)
Academia: 1250 SEK/h
Industry: 2500 SEK/h

Leica EM FS (with LN2)
Academia: 25 SEK/h
Industry: 50 SEK/h

Reichart ultra microtome
Academia: 100 SEK/h
Industry: 200 SEK/h

Sputter coater
Academia: 150 SEK/run
Industry: 300 SEK/run

Academia: 100 SEK/h
Industry: 200 SEK/h

Vitrobot (min. 4 hrs)
Academia: 125 SEK/h
Industry: 250 SEK/h


TEM / SEM sample preparation
Academia: 150 SEK/each + staff time
Industry: 300 SEK/each + staff time

Ultramicrotome sectioning of plastic embedded samples
Academia: 550 SEK/hr + 100 SEK/sample replicate
Industry: 1100 SEK/hr + 200 SEK/sample replicate

Ultramicrotome sectioning of cryo samples
Academia: 750 SEK/hr + 200 SEK/sample replicate
Industry: 1500 SEK/hr + 400 SEK/sample replicate