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

Important Notice: Updated subsidy policy for NPOD regular members (effective 01/01/2023)

Starting January 1, 2023, NPOD is adjusting its subsidy policy for NPOD regular members using BORC services. The subsidy rate will decrease to 25% for NPOD members not routing their proposals for external funding through NPOD in NuRamp. This change will affect only investigators who can route proposals through NuRamp. Currently, that includes UNL-based investigators and external investigators with a UNL collaborator. To qualify for a 50% subsidy, members must provide proof that one or more of their grants are routed through NPOD, acknowledging its contribution to their research. The new fee structure de-incentivizes collecting NPOD subsidies without generating income for NPOD/BORC. We hope you understand the value of directed fee increases compared to horizontal fee increases.

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