University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

MtZ 2340 Sutter Shared Resources

Shared Resources

Each PI occupying wet lab bench space will participate in the Combined Wet Lab Services Recharge which covers the costs of the glass washing, dry ice, flaked ice and Millipore. This is a per kneehole charge that varies monthly depending on actual costs, but over the long term averages about $100/month per kh. There is an optional recharge for faculty who use the shared film processor. Typically, these costs are charged to faculty grants, but may be paid by the home department in support of their faculty.


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Combined wet lab services: (Glasswash, Autoclaving, Biohazard Waste Pick Up, Millipore, Dry Ice, Flaked Ice Service:

Fulltime Lab Assistant stops by each wet lab to pick up dirty lab glassware from a designated area, wash it and return it to the lab same day. This employee is responsible for ensuring items are returned to proper lab and may assist lab with labeling glassware.

Lab Assistant picks up items or prepared solutions to be autoclaved from each lab, autoclaves them, and returns to the lab same day. Assistant will also autoclave glassware after washing.

BioHazard Waste Collection
Lab Assistant picks up biohazard waste collection from centralized collection bin in lab and transports to the collection area for biohazard waste vendor to pick up Frequency will meet EHS regulations so these bags do not overflow in the lab.

Millipore Purified Water
A minimum of one Milli-Q water systems is located in each lab wing. The systems will receive preventive maintenance checks from Millipore including filter changes as recommended by the manufacturer. The recharge covers the preventive maintenance, replacement filters, and any repairs needed.

Dry Ice
One dry ice container is located on each floor. The recharge covers the cost of dry ice delivery from Airgas twice weekly.
Flaked Ice
One flaked ice machine is located on each floor. The recharge covers the cost of maintenance, repair and replacement of the ice machines.

Billing methodology Combined Wet Lab Services are billed according to Actual Costs/Assigned Kneeholes. Costs include:

  • One Full Time Lab Assistant employee - salary and benefits
  • One telephone line and voice mail box in glasswash room so this employee can be reached by customers and can place service calls for equipment
  • Glasswash machines - consumable supplies, maintenance
  • Autoclave machines - consumable supplies, maintenance
  • Millipore Academic Model purified water systems maintenance and filters
  • Dry ice containers filled twice weekly by Airgas Dry Ice
  • Flaked ice machines preventive maintenance and repairs
  • Support for financial and administrative management

Film Processor
A Film Processor is available inside lab N151. Labs can register any number of Authorized Users who have been trained on the use of this equipment. Due to the short developing cycle, no reservations are anticipated for the equipment. The recharge covers the cost of chemical developer and fixer, preventive maintenance and repairs. End users provide their own film. Faculty who do not use film processor are not charged. This recharge is billed per authorized user.


Billing Methodology:
Actual Costs/Number of Authorized Users
Costs Include:

  • Preventive Maintenance Contract
  • Chemical Fixer
  • Chemical Developer
  • Repairs
  • Support for financial and administrative management