The Technical Consultation service provides expertise and knowhow relevant to the successful planning and execution of customers’ High Content Screening projects. In most cases the initial consultation (up to 2 hours) will be free.
HCS Setup Fee
This service charge includes staff and machine time. The charge is associated with setting up a test plate prior to the first experimental run. The service involves configuring machine parameters, filter settings, and other software settings) to optimize reliable and relevant outputs/data
Batch run Setup Fee
This service charge includes staff and machine time. The charge is associated with setting up the HCS machine to run a batch of plates. Before running the batch, quality control procedures are conducted to ensure that previously determined settings for each parameter remain appropriate for data acquisition.
HCS Imaging Fee
This service charge includes machine time for running the plates as well as manual inspection of selected images for quality control (minimum charge is 30 minutes). This charge will be billed based on the time the machine takes to run the batch of plates. The time depends both on the # of plates and the imaging time per plate.
Image Processing & Analysis
This service charge is for personnel time required to process the large data files generated by imaging the plates. Data from each plate must be reviewed for reliability and lack of artifacts.
Spotfire Data Analysis
HCS Core personnel use Spotfire software for additional data analysis & visualization.
This service provides cDNA clones from glycerol stocks of an OpenBiosystems library
This service involves custom assay development and optimization of screening conditions for cell based assays. Customized for individual client needs.
Screening of diversified libraries
This service provides screening of diversified libraries of compounds/cDNAs/siRNAs using the optimized cell based assay.