In Vivo Therapeutics Core

IVT fees

The core is funded, in part, by grants and contracts of the investigators who utilize the facility. Due to the variety of in vivo models and drug regimens requested, the specific costs of a study will be calculated once the study design is finalized.

  • Weekend/after-hours/holiday rates will be two times the regular procedure rate, with minimum charge per trip ($191).
  • IUSCCC members receive discounted rates; contact Kristina Taylor at or 317-274-3893, for additional rate information.
  • External rates will be determined upon consultation. 


ServiceInternal IU faculty rates
Tissue culture fees$43.51/hour
Lentiviral transduction of cell line (includes cell transduction and flow cytometry verification)$43.51/hour + flow lab fees
Methylene blue assay for cell viability after drug treatment$43.51/hour
Tissue culture supply fees (tubes, pipettes, tips, trypsin, etc.)$6.22/hour spent w/TC
Mycoplasma testing cell line (required for invivo studies)$74.87/test
Cell line banking, authentication, distributionCharges dependent on effort and supplies
Experimental technique training$43.51/hour
Cost analysis and billing$43.51/hour
Draft and submit study amendments$43.51/hour
Drug formulation (15 min increments)$43.51/hour
Randomization & rehousing of animals$43.51/hour
Study tasks with staggered times (dosing, bleeding, etc)$43.51/hour
Surgical procedures/orthotic implant$56.50/hour/person
NSG mice$30.66/mouse
NSGS mice$38.20/mouse
NRG mice$38.58/mouse
Boy J mice$36.04/mouse
C57 / Boy J F1$34.27/mouse
C57BL / 6J mice$29.67/mouse
Biohazard mouse room per diems$1.30/cage/day
Conventional mouse room per diems$0.98/cage/day
Data entry, analysis and graphing$87.02/week of study
Irradiation prior to experiment$43.51/hour
Irradiation of cells$43.51/hour
Irradiation “late” fee if >15 minutes late (with no written notice in advance)$43.51/hour + additional 10% for each subsequent occurrence
Tattoo fees (animal identification)$2.48/mouse
Inhalation anesthesia fees (per hour to cover O2, isoflurane)$11.42/hour
Manual Palpation (for tumors)$1.35/mouse
Caliper tumors$4.10/mouse
IV injection$6.84/mouse
SQ injection$4.10/mouse
IP, ID, or IM injection$2.74/mouse
PO dose$2.74/mouse
Body weight$1.35/mouse
Survival or terminal bleed$6.84/mouse
Euthanize and dispose (only)$1.35/mouse
Euthanize + gross necropsy$13.68/mouse
Euthanize + tumor (fixation)$13.68/mouse
Euthanize + full necropsy$21.05/mouse
Full necropsy + tissues in cassettes$25.43/mouse
Cellularity and progenitor analysis (BM or spleen)$64.25/mouse **
Hematopoietic progenitor analysis (human UCB)$42.43/drug treatment **
IVIS Spectrum CT Rates:
IVIS Imaging$50.00/hr
IVIS Data Analysis$50.00/hr
IVIS Training$50.00/hr
** This is for estimation purposes only. Acutal billed cost will include all needed supplies + actual effort
Weekend/after-hours/holiday rates will be two times the regular procedure rate, with minimum charge per trip ($191)


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