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Department of Biochemistry

Price and "The Fine Print"

Price List

PCC runs at-cost, meaning the fees charged will just recover the cost of chemicals, consumables, and service contracts for the various robots.
The price setting of the crystallization plate service provided by PCC is as follows:

University of Zürich 30.00 CHF/crystallization plate
Academic Institutions 45.00 CHF/crystallization plate
Industry 150.00 CHF/crystallization plate (excl. MwSt.)

Seeding: +10.00 CHF
Additive screen: +10.00 CHF
Protein dispensing with syringe: +10.00 CHF
Dilutions, custom and refinement screen used for crystallization: 20.00 CHF
Custom screen pipetting 96-well 2ml-MB not used for crystallization: 40.00 CHF
Repeated unexcused "No-Show": 10.00 CHF
Billing is monthly.

A "crystallization plate" includes work, material, one standard grid screen and access to the RockMaker/Imager for a standard imaging program for a minimum of 100 days. Extras (PDF, 46 KB) will be charged separately.

The Fine Print

Policy on Acknowledgement Statement in Publications
If the crystallization experiments we performed for you were successful and a publication resulted out of this work, please acknowledge the "Protein Crystallization Center UZH".

All information provided to the crystallization facility will be kept confidential. In case of any concern, question or comments do not hesitate to contact Beat Blattmann. Our standard confidentiality agreement approved by Unitectra can be downloaded here (PDF, 103 KB).

The access to the RockMakerEnterprise and RockMakerWeb is continuously monitored by our IT-department. The collected access data is periodically evaluated by PCC for improving the protein crystallization service.

Weiterführende Informationen


New screen:

What’s new:
PCC supports researchers with preparing custom screens through their pipetting service. The researcher can freely compose a screen with up to 30 different stock solutions.
Be sure to have a look and feel free to ask the PCC staff concerning this new service.


The new screen Morpheus® Fusion (Product#: MD1-129) from Molecular Dimensions is now available at PCC as the initial screen GS087.


RockImager and Liquid Handler Status

RockImager 20°C:
The RockImager has a technical problem and will not image the plates. Expected downtime until Wednesday March 6th, 2024.
The imaging schedule is on time.

RockImager 4°C:
The imaging schedule is on time.

Crystal Gryphon 4°C:
In Operation.

Crystal Gryphon LCP 20°C:
In Operation.

Crystal Phoenix 20°C:
In Operation.

Freedom EVO w/ MCA 96 + RoMa
In Operation

Freedom EVO w/ LiHa
In Operation


Department of Biochemistry
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Office: Y44 J 30/34

Beat Blattmann
Tel.: +41 44 635 6557