The AFT Facility enables researchers to access our extensive expertise of DNA and RNA single-molecule fluorescence in situ hybridization (smFISH) assays and our growing repository of oligo-based smFISH probes.
We offer three main services, which can be delivered alone or in combination:
We design and produce probes for DNA and RNA smFISH using our iFISH pipeline and proprietary software specifically designed for highly efficient search and multi-alignment of oligonucleotide sequences. For smFISH experiments, we rely on our custom-built epifluorescence microscope (Nikon Ti-E) equipped with an ultra-sensitive camera (Andor) and add-on tools specifically tailored for smFISH.
At present, we do not offer highly multiplexed smFISH assays such as MERFISH or seqFISH, however we are setting up the technology to do so, so stay tuned!
Below you can find a list of services that we are currently offering and their relative prices. For more details, please schedule a consultation appointment with us and we will discuss your needs and what we can offer. Please note that these prices are an approximate estimate for your information. Actual prices will be provided in a quote following consultation of your specific requirements.
For FISH probe design and production, the expected turnaround time from first-contact to service-delivered is 4 weeks. For full smFISH services (hybridization and imaging), the turnaround time may be longer depending on multiple factors, including probe and sample availability as well as requirement for optimization. Based on your specific project, we will agree on a project roadmap and make a turnaround time estimate.
We prioritize our services according to the following criteria (in decreasing order of importance):
1) Service required for the revision of a manuscript by a user in academia > Service not needed for an imminent publication
2) Probe design and production > Full FISH service
3) Academic users > Private company users
AFT price list 2021-2022
The prices listed in the table above apply to individual researchers at academic institutions in Sweden or the EU. For researchers at academic institutions outside the EU, we apply a 10% increment to all prices. For private companies, we apply a 50% increment to all prices.
Additionally, we charge a 22.5% Karolinska Institutet overhead on all services.
The prices above are estimated for 1 or 10 samples. For samples between 1 and 10, please contact us for a more precise estimate. For over 10 samples, please contact us so that we can assess the feasibility and provide a price estimate.
Shipping costs are not included in the price list above. Unless otherwise requested by the customer, we will utilize the official shipping company of Karolinska Institutet (Your Special Delivery System, YSDS) and add shipping costs to your invoice.
Here are some examples of applications of the services that we offer: