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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute

Services, Rates and Ordering

The following rates apply to Northwestern University users.

Researchers outside Northwestern may apply for access to ANTEC. Contact Hiroaki Sai at for information on external rates and access. 

This table contains information about ANTEC equipment rates and services.
Services Rate
Equipment Orientation, Training, User Supervision $80.00 per hour
Scientific Illustration $85.00 per hour
Staff Service $60.00 per hour
3D Printing $20.00 per session
Equipment Rate
Azure300 Chemiluminescent Gel Imager $2.20 per minute
Centrifuge Long Spin* $15.00 per hour
Centrifuge Short Spin $2.50 per minute
CFX Connect Real-Time PCR System $20.00 per hour
Cytation3 Cell Imager and Plate Reader $30.00 per hour
Freezer/Mill $20.00 per hour
IncuCyte Live Cell Analysis System $2.75 per hour
J-1500 CD Spectrometer $35.00 per hour
Lyophilizer $40.00 per use
Nanosight300 (SQI Evanston) $45.00 per hour
Plasma Cleaner $2.85 per minute
Piuma Nanoindenter $45.00 per hour
Rheometer MCR302 $18.00 per hour
Zetasizer Nano ZSP $40.00 per hour
Commodities Rate
Liquid Nitrogen** $2.00 per liter
Liquid Nitrogen for Cell Storage $1.50 per liter

*Intended for reservation longer than 10 minutes. Minimum charge of $25 is applied.

**Flat rate for all usage except lyophilization. Liquid nitrogen for lyophilization is rolled into the lyophilization rate.