Services

Cost Structure

The cost of an assay or screen may vary significantly. Generally it runs between $0.1- $5 per data point. It is determined on the basis of four components: consumables, library, personnel time and machine time. With exception of special reagents, such as purified proteins or cell lines, ChemCORE orders all consumables.

Cost estimates will be given prior to assay implementation.  Depending on the complexity of assay, implementation will be divided into several steps along with cost estimates.  After assay has been implemented and tested for feasibility, the total cost may be determined. Customers may decide scope of screen including: the library and number of compounds, number of duplicates, analyses and follow-ups.

Within Hopkins, the billing will be done via direct fund transfer. Non-Hopkins customers will be billed by invoice and purchase orders.

Cost Summary (effective as of August 1, 2007)

Assay implementation & Assay development Personnel: $50/hr/FTE
Equipment: $50/hr, one or a combination of equipment
Supplies: Cost plus 5%
High throughput screening Personnel: $75/hr/FTE
Equipment: $75/hr, one or a combination of equipment
Supplies: Cost plus 5%
Yearly membership for unassisted equipment use Silver member $3,000/yr, for 100 hr access of equipment of choice ($30/hr)
Gold member $5,000/yr for 200 hr access of equipment of choice ($25/hr)
Overhead Costs 8% for all Hopkins laboratories
26% for non-Hopkins, not-for-profit institutions
56% for industry

 

 

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