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Service Charges

Volume Discount in Full Service for Protein Identification is NOW available.
5% Discount for 30-49 samples
10% Discount for >50 samples


Effective 1-Jul-2017
Service HKU
Academic Research
(per sample)
Other HK
Academic Research
(per sample)
Overseas
Academic Research1
(per sample)
Commercial1
(per sample)

  Full-service in Protein Identification

  • In-gel/solution Digestion + Extraction
  • ZipTip® Desalting
  • MALDI-TOF/TOF (PMF+MS/MS) 2
  • Database search using Mascot
  • Raw data export 4
  • MS Report (in PDF)
  • Peak list data (in mascot generic format)
HK$ 490 HK$ 640 HK$ 750 HK$ 960

  Protein Identification 2

  • MALDI-TOF/TOF (PMF+MS/MS) 2
  • Database search using Mascot
  • Raw data export 4
  • MS Report (in PDF)
  • Peak list data (in mascot generic format)
HK$ 140 HK$ 190 HK$ 295 HK$ 700

  Mass Determination 3

  • MALDI-TOF/TOF
  • Manual export of MS and MS/MS spectrum images + peak list data (in Excel)
  • Raw data export 4
HK$ 140 HK$ 190 HK$ 295 HK$ 700

  ZipTip® Desalting

HK$ 60 HK$ 70 HK$ 85 HK$ 90

  Manual export of MS and MS/MS
  spectrum images + peak list data  
  (in Excel)
              OR
  Mascot report export 5

HK$ 25 HK$ 38 HK$ 48 Please enquire

  Database Setup fee

  • Download and install of one database (nucleic acid or amino acid)
  • Database search using Mascot (5 search counts 6 included)
  • MS Report (in PDF)
HK$ 850 HK$ 900 HK$ 1,000 Please enquire

  Mascot Database Search


Minimum charge of HK$ 250, for the first 50 search counts

HK$ 100 for every subsequent 50 search counts
 

Minimum charge of HK$ 300, for the first 50 search counts

HK$ 130 for every subsequent 50 search counts
 

Minimum charge of HK$ 325, for the first 50 search counts

HK$ 150 for every subsequent 50 search counts
 
Please enquire

1 For academic institutes or commercial clients outside of Hong Kong, an extra HK$ 300 (per service) handling fee is required if the payment is made by bank draft or telegraphic transfer.

2 For MALDI-TOF/TOF (PMF + MS/MS) protein identification, the service includes MS data acquisition with 5 precursor ions selected,  database search and a standard PDF report. Additional Protein Identification cost (HK$140 for HKU Academics; HK$190 for other HK Academics) will be charged for every subsequent 5 MSMS precursors. Charges will apply for all samples consented to be processed, regardless of positive or negative database match results.

3 For protein size larger than 30kDa, or substance other than protein, please consult our staff.

4 Raw data can be viewed by Data Explorer Software.  PC workstation with the software installed is available for booking at our centre. HKU intranet users can book the workstation through the Online Resource Booking System. Others may contact platform specialists for booking.

5 Mascot report export will be charged per search count.

6 One search count is equivalent to a particular search setting for one sample. Each search setting can have any combination of taxonomy, database and any number of fixed or variable modifications.


For an example, 10 samples searching with 1 taxonomy, NCBIprot amino acid database, Oxidation (M) variable modification will be counted as 10 search counts. The same settings but with 2 taxonomies will be counted as 20 search counts.

 


*IMPORTANT:* To qualify for HKU pricing, the investigator must be a regular employee of HKU AND payment must be made from an internal HKU financial account that qualifies for internal transfer; otherwise non-HKU price will be charged to cover the 15% finance charges levied by the HKU Finance Office for incoming external funding.

 

Service Ordering

Please fill-in the Mass Spectrometry Service Request Form and refer to the service guidelines for sample preparation and submission details.

For more than 8 samples, please submit a hardcopy of Sample Name Submission Spreadsheet and email to our specialist.