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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 specified training fees are for standard trainings. Depending on the needs and experience of the user both the time and cost might be altered. When the user is fully trained, which may take longer than the basic training sessions, he/she is given access to the microscope at any time.

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

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

Note: The individual introductory microscope training usually consists of three sessions: one half day of instruction (~ 3 hours) with a training specimen and one half day (~ 3 hours) with the user’s own specimen and one further practice session of minimum 1 and maximum 3 hours.




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