Fees and rates for using the Tissue Mechanics Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. 

Hourly fees


Internal (academic)

External: I-PRIME

External: Non-I-PRIME

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Hourly rate: Training and technical assistance

Here are the rates for the Tissue Mechanics Laboratory (TML) manager or technical staff:

  • Internal (academic): $25/hour
  • External: IPRIME: $84/hour
  • External: Non-IPRIME: $125/hour

Price details

  • Other services may be available upon request. Contact for a quote and more details.  

  • Users external to the University of Minnesota must have a fully executed contract in place before TML staff begins work or TML access is authorized. For more information, contact

  • Fees are subject to change on an annual basis.

  • Last updated: February 2, 2024.