All facility usage is charged per hour based on Full Economic Cost (FEC) calculations, which include service contracts, space charges, repairs, replacement costs, software licenses, additional facility equipment, material, salaries etc.

Please note that internal charges only cover part of the full costs; the facility is still subsidised by various funders. Therefore, use of the facility has to be acknowledged in any publications. For external charge-out rates please contact our facility staff.

Tissuecyte charges

Full FEC: £96/hour | Partial FEC: £33/hour

3 photon microscope and Satsuma/Mango laser charges

Full FEC: 114/hour | Partial FEC: £45/hour

For use of the Noninvasive Human Brain Signal Recording and Stimulation Facilities, there is not usually any charge. Please visit the individual equipment pages for details of the equipment location and who to contact to enquire about usage.


Booking for the three-photon and Tissuecyte facilities must be done via the Bioengineering Facilities pages of the PPMS online system. You will need to create an account in PPMS before you can book.