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". Please notify the Protein Crystallization Center when you publish a paper where we are acknowledged. This will help us to keep track and to justify the existence of the facility to our sponsors.

Confidentiality
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.