FACS charges

We are part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Consolidated Flow Cytometry Facility and operate as directly allocated research facility.  We charge for sorting services as per below rates in order to recover the costs incurred by the Facility:

Imperial College usersExternal users
£75 per hour £181 per hour
Please note: these rates are current for 2020-21.
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.