FACS charges

We charge for sorting services in order to recover the costs incurred by the Facility:

Imperial College usersExternal users
£81 per hour £140 per hour
Please note: these rates are current for 2018-19.
Summary of the table's contents


  • Users will be charged for a minimum of one hour cell sorting time plus 50% of the hourly cell sorting rate for set-up time and then in 15 minutes increments thereafter, rounded-up to the nearest 15 minutes.
  • Users will be charged for the time spent to correct instrument settings and the time needed for aerosols settlement should any blockage happen during the sort.
  • A sorting slot can be cancelled with at least 48 hours’ notice.
  • If you fail to cancel before this time, you will be charged for the time booked.
  • Usage for each month will be calculated at the beginning of the next month and grant codes/PO numbers charged accordingly.
  • Users will be notified of charges via email.