The core is  partially supported by National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes  of Health (P20GM104320).  Since Jan 1st, 2008, BORC became a service center that has authority to charge user fee to its users. BORC also provided subsidies to NPOD  and University of Nebraska System (NU) investigators. The NPOD directors and project leaders are offered 90% subsidy for service cost occurred in BORC, while pilot project and seed grant investigators are offered 80%,  other NPOD members like mentors and BORC director are offered 50%. The rest of NU investigators get 20% subsidy, while outside users pay full price and industry users pay 140%. 


New policy about subsidy for NPOD regular members.

NPOD will implement a new policy about providing subsidy for NPOD regular members who use BORC services starting on Jan 1st, 2023. To qualify for 50% subsidy, NPOD regulor members must provide proof that one or more of their grants routing through NPOD. Otherwise, the subsidy will be decreased to 25%.

BORC Services


Service FY23 Prices Unit
Agarose Gel & Gel Electrophoresis $5.00 each
Agilent GC-MS $25.00 per hour
Amnis ImageStream MK II $40.00 per hour
Anaerobic Chamber $4.00 per hour
Animal Grip Strength $20.00 per hour
Antibody Development $900.00 per antibody
Automated Liquid Handler $30.00 per hour
Bacteria work Equipment  $4.00 per hour
Barnes/Radial Arm/Place Preference/Water Maze $20.00 per hour
Bio-Rad Real-time Connect (Equipment Only) $70.00 per hour
BioTek Synergy H1m $3.00 per minute
Branson Ultrasonic Sonifier S-450D $2.00 per sample
cDNA Synthesis $31.00 per sample
Cell Culture Room $25.00 per hour
Cell Differentiation $300.00 per plate
Cell Labeling $125.00 per plate
Cytation C10 confocal imaging $40.00 per hour
ddPCR QX200 $8.00 per reaction
Dexa $20.00 per hour
Eppendorf ThermoMixer® C $4.00 per hour
Freeze Dryer FreeZone 4.5 L $5.00 per hour
Gel Doc™ EZ Gel Documentation System $2.00 per minute
Gel/PCR Purification $10.00 per sample
Genomic DNA Extraction $5.00 per sample
Genotyping PCR reaction $10.00 per reaction
Genotyping sample purification $12.00 per sample
iBox Scientia 500 small animal imaging $20.00 per hour
Immuno Assay Plate Reader $80.00 per plate
Library preparation (1D Ligation Sequencing Kit Barcoding) $15.00 NA
Library preparation (1D Ligation Sequencing Kit) $400.00 NA
Library preparation (cDNA-PCR Sequencing Kit Barcoding) $100.00 NA
Library preparation (cDNA-PCR Sequencing Kit) $400.00 NA
Library preparation (Direct cDNA Sequencing Kit) $400.00 NA
Library preparation (Direct RNA Sequencing Kit) $300.00 NA
Library preparation (Rapid Barcoding Kit) $300.00 NA
LICOR ODYSSEY CLx $50.00 per hour
Life Technology Bolt® Mini Gel Tank for Western Blot $30.00 per hour
Microtome $100.00 per day
miRNA Extraction $17.00 per sample
Multiplex/ELISA $12.00 per sample
Nanopore sequencing price + basic data analysis $1,800.00 NA
Nano pure water $1.00 per gallon
NanoSight NS300 $40.00 per hour
nCS1 Nano Particle Analyzer $18 per sample
PCR $2.50 per reaction
Plasmid Development $400.00 per plasmid
Plasmid Extraction $14.00 per sample
Protein Extraction and Purification $100.00 per sample
qPCR $5.00 per reaction
Qubit Fluorometer $2.00 per sample
QX1200 Droplet Reader $25.00 per hour
Reporter Gene Analysis $135.00 per sample
ROTOR-ROD System $20.00 per hour
Seahorse XFe24 Extracellular Flux Analyzers $400.00 per plate
SR-LAB Startle Response System $20.00 per hour
Tech Billable Hours $45.00 per hour
Thermal Cyclers $20.00 per hour
Tissue Homogenizer $25.00 per sample
Total RNA Extraction $20.00 per sample
TSE Metabolic Cages $30.00 per cage/day
Vitros - Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Albumin (ALB) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Alkaline Phosphatase (ALKP) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Amylase (AMYL) $10.00 per analyte
Vitros - Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Calcium (Ca) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Carbon Dioxide (CO2) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Chloride (Cl) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Cholesterol (CHOL) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - C-reactive protein (CRP) $12.00 per analyte
Vitros - Creatinine (CREA) $5.00 per analyte
Vitros - Creatinine Kinase (CK) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - dHDL Direct HDL $11.00 per analyte
Vitros - Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Glucose (GLU) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Lactate (LAC) $5.00 per analyte
Vitros - Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) $5.00 per analyte
Vitros - Lipase (LIPA) $10.00 per analyte
Vitros - Lithium (Li) $12.00 per analyte
Vitros - Magnesium (Mg) $5.00 per analyte
Vitros - Phosphorus (PHOS) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Potassium (K) $5.00 per analyte
Vitros - Sodium (Na) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Total Bilirubin (TBIL) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Total Protein (TP) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Triglyceride (TRIG) $5.00 per analyte
Vitros - Unconjugated/Conjugated Bilirubin (BuBc) $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Uric Acid $3.00 per analyte
Vitros - Urine Protein $15.00 per analyte
Western Blot $87.00 per sample
ZOOM® IPGRunner™  $30.00 per hour