Services

We offer three types of service for our High Resolution Respirometry Platforms including bronze, silver and gold packages.

Bronze service package

The bronze service is our most affordable service and is aimed at researchers such as PhD students, RAs and postdocs who wish to work independently within the MPC with their own models.

The bronze service package provides the user with specialised training in HRR using an Oroboros O2K FluoRespirometer or Seahorse XF analyzer. After completing one of our training courses the user will be granted access to work in the MPC independently. With this service level the MPC will also provide necessary consumables and reagents, allocated machine time and continued research support to each user.

Included in the bronze service package

  • Project consultation
  • Training course in HRR using facility of choice
  • Respiratory agents
  • Cell/tissue normalisation reagents
  • Assay Buffers
  • Consumables
  • Booked machine time and allocation
  • Ongoing staff support

Not included in the bronze service package

  • Experimental samples
  • Allocated staff labour
  • Data analysis

Prices start from:

Oroboros O2K (intact cells/tissue) £7.11 per sample
Oroboros O2K (permeabilised cells/tissue) £6.94 per sample
Seahorse XFe24 Analyser £87.60 per plate
Seahorse XFe96 Analyser £87.60 per plate

Please note these prices do not include a one-off training course fee set at £124.98 for PhD students and £249.96 for postdocs and RAs.

Ask for a quotation or request services

Further enquiries

For more information about how the MPC can support your research please send enquiries to mpcentre@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Please note we are also happy to provide quotations for the purpose of grant proposals.

All prices exclude VAT.

Silver service package

Our silver package is suited to researchers who are able to prepare their own samples for analysis but do not have time or warrant the need to learn how to run HRR experiments themselves.

For the silver package an experienced member of staff within the MPC will be allocated to running your experiments and analysing your data.

Included in the silver service package

  • Project consultation
  • Respiratory agents
  • Cell/tissue normalisation reagents
  • Assay Buffers
  • Consumables
  • Booked machine time and allocation
  • Allocated staff support and labour for running respirometry assays and data normalisation tests.
  • Analysis of raw data – (using Microsoft Excel)
  • Formation of graphs for data presentation – (using GraphPad Prism)

Not included in the silver service package

  • Experimental samples

Prices start from:

Oroboros O2K (intact cells/tissue)  £44.06 per sample 
Oroboros O2K (permeabilised cells/tissue)  £45.11 per sample 
Seahorse XFe24 Analyser  £163.55 per plate 
Seahorse XFe96 Analyser  £163.55 per plate 

Ask for a quotation or request services

Further enquiries

For more information about how the MPC can support your research please send enquiries to mpcentre@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Please note we are also happy to provide quotations for the purpose of grant proposals.

All prices exclude VAT.

Gold service package

Our gold package provides researchers the opportunity to run HRR on samples that they are unable to prepare or have access to themselves.

This service is more suited to external users who might not be in a position to culture their own cells or prepare their own tissue at the MPC.

The gold service includes everything from the silver service but with the added benefit of leaving the preparation of your samples in the capable hands of an experienced member of staff at the MPC.

Included in the gold service package

  • Project consultation
  • Cell/tissue culture by experienced MPC staff
  • Respiratory agents
  • Cell/tissue normalisation reagents
  • Assay Buffers
  • Consumables
  • Booked machine time and allocation
  • Allocated staff support and labour for preparing samples, running respirometry assays and data normalisation tests.
  • Analysis of raw data – (using Microsoft Excel)
  • Formation of graphs for data presentation – (using GraphPad Prism)

Prices start from:

Oroboros O2K (intact cells/tissue)  £77.92 per sample 
Oroboros O2K (permeabilised cells/tissue)  £78.18 per sample
Seahorse XFe24 Analyser  £246.45 per plate 
Seahorse XFe96 Analyser  £246.45 per plate 

Ask for a quotation or request services

Further enquiries

For more information about how the MPC can support your research please send enquiries to mpcentre@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Please note we are also happy to provide quotations for the purpose of grant proposals.

All prices exclude VAT.

Request our Services

Download our Service Request Form

Bespoke services are also available on request. To find out more about this service please email the MPC Manager directly at j.p.barlow@bham.ac.uk.