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Updated Microscope Services Rate

The updated Microscope Services rates go into effect on July 1, 2017.

The changes are as follows:

  • Overhead rate to maintain the rental pool is changing from $57.50 to $78 per microscope per quarter.  This rate does not apply to accessories (i.e. illuminators, digital cameras) as long as a microscope is being rented along with the accessory.

 The quarterly rental rates are changing to:*

Class      Description                                         Current                New     

01           Dual-View Compound                    $128.17                 $135.69                

02          Multi-Headed Teaching                 $918.94                 $519.19                

09           Stereo/Dissecting                            $71.89                   $83.79

10           High-Power Stereo                          $94.10                   $78.30

11           Binocular Compound                     $72.00                   $90.36

12           Polarizing / Petrographic               $129.96                 $168.71

16           Binocular Phase-Contrast             $85.44                   $99.40

28           Multi-View Compound                  $57.50                   $246.83

33           Inverted Phase                                  $83.95                   $111.39

36           Clinical-Grade Compound             $132.61                 $96.17

43           Trinocular Stereo                             $109.30                 $119.50

59           Dual-View Adapter                          $36.88                   $10.93   (accessories)

60           Illuminator, Stereo                          $1.62                     $0.14

64           Pillar Arm Stand                                                $0                           $0.10

66           Digital Camera                                   $45.78                   $13.48

67           Fiber Optic Illuminator                   $1.03                     $3.82

70           High Value Accessory                     $24.38                   $62.10

*the overhead rate of $78 is added to each Class above (excluding accessories) 

  • New Rate for Delivery/Set-up/Pick-up = $74.00 per trip
  •  Shop rate for repair and maintenance of department owned microscopes is changing from $65.70 ($16.43 QTR HR) to $68.00 per hour ($17.00 QTR HR)

 For questions about this rate please contact the program manager, Katie Jaramillo, at kejaramillo@ucdavis.edu or at (530) 754-5856.

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