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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: 545 SEK/h
Industry: 1090 SEK/h

SEM Zeiss Gemini 450
Academia: 485 SEK/h
Industry: 970 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 first basic training consists of a three-hour session, which has to be attended by all users. It covers the basics of theory and microscope operation necessary for the specific project. 

  • Fixed charge of 1650 kr for staff time + microscope time 

An additional session of up to two hours with the aim 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 1100kr for staff time + microscope time  

Application of specific modules, for users who have already reached Level 2 access. This training is charged per hour of staff and equipment time and is designed individually according to the user's needs. The modules include Cryo-EM (including EPU software and cryo-holder training), MAPS and Tomography on the TEM as well as Atlas 5, CAT and VP on the SEM. 

  • Charged by hour 

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: 110 SEK/run
Industry: 220 SEK/run

Glow discharge
Academia: 110 SEK/run
Industry: 220 SEK/run

CryoCapCell HPM Live μ (HPF with LN2 and staff time)
Academia: 10 units 4500 SEK, 20 units 5000 SEK
Industry: 10 units 9000 SEK, 20 units 10000 SEK

Leica EM AFS2 (with LN2 and consumables)
Academia: 10 units 3000 SEK, 20 units 3800 SEK
Industry: 10 units 6000 SEK, 20 units 7600 SEK

Reichart ultra microtome
Academia: 110 SEK/h
Industry: 220 SEK/h

Sputter coater
Academia: 165 SEK/run
Industry: 330 SEK/run

Academia: 110 SEK/h
Industry: 220 SEK/h

Vitrobot (min. 4 hrs)
Academia: 140 SEK/h
Industry: 280 SEK/h


TEM / SEM sample preparation
Academia: 180 SEK/each + staff time
Industry: 360 SEK/each + staff time

Ultramicrotome sectioning of plastic embedded samples
Academia: 550 SEK/hr + 110 SEK/sample replicate
Industry: 1100 SEK/hr + 220 SEK/sample replicate

Ultramicrotome sectioning of cryo samples
Academia: 750 SEK/hr + 220 SEK/sample replicate
Industry: 1500 SEK/hr + 440 SEK/sample replicate