Gene Targeting in ES Cells
Gene targeting with 240-288 colonies isolated for screening $4,187 $8,374
Small targeting, isolating 96 or fewer colonies  $2,721 $5,442
Transfection of cell lines $350 $700
Blastocyst harvest $158 $316
Culture of ES cells and preparation for their injection into blastocysts $275 $550
Preparation of cocktail containing Cas9/sgRNA complex and HDR DNA for injection into zygotes $232 $464
Expansion and stocking a cell line or clone $215 $430
Prepare and ship 1 or 2 mouse ES lines for karyotyping at Cell Line Genetics (CLG) $386 $772
Each additional line added to a shipment to CLG $116 $232
Karyotyping (CLG charge) $450 $450
Pathogen Tests
Preparation for testing $215 $430
Testing at IDEXX (billed by vendor) $805  $805 
Cells that will be placed in a rodent must be free from known pathogens. Cell lines will be expanded according to testing requirements and submitted.    

C57B6L/6j: per mouse

Pathogen-free mice are available for transfer to MIT Animal Facilities only, not to other institutions.

All mice are also available from The Jackson Laboratories. See Repository Mice Available on Services page for details.

$45.00 $52.00

Vials of 3x105 irradiated NeoR MEFs for use as feeders.

One vial covers one multiwell plate or one 10cm dish.

$24.00 $36.00
Vial of germline-proven ES cells $455.00 $682.50
ES media w/LIF, 500mL $238.00 $357.00
ES media w/LIF, 250mL $143.00 $214.50
ES media w/LIF &G418, 250mL $166.00 $249.00
ES media, no LIF, 500mL $169.00 $253.50
Freezing media, 50mL $80.00 $120.00
ES-grade 1% Gelatin, 500mL $41.00 $61.50
ES-grade PBS, 500mL $19.00 $28.50
0.25% Trypsin, 100mL $19.00 $28.50
Matrigel, 500uL $18.00 $27.00
Other Services
Consultation and project management $128 $256

Assisted work, including: 

Culture of mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells and organoids

Generation of new cell lines: ES cells, MEFs, mouse intestinal organoids or other primary cell cultures (all mammals)

Stable transfection of cell lines to introduce elements such as reporters

Isolation of mouse eggs, blastocysts or embryos 

Differentiation of ES cells to specific cell tissue type in vitro

Optimizing breeding conditions for mice

$120 $240
Training: includes options listed for assisted work and more $89 $178
Equipment use (Nucleofector, GenePulser, Nanoview) $14.50 $29

The above fee schedule is effective August 1, 2023.

Please note: rates are set periodically, based on operating costs and in accordance with MIT and NCI policies. They are reviewed and approved annually by the MIT Office of Cost Analysis. Services are billed at the rate listed on the date of service delivery.