Financing Your Cryo-Em Laboratory

Why invest in cryo-EM?

Facing ever more challenging targets, structural biologists need high-resolution information of large, complex and flexible samples that are extremely difficult to crystallize. Cryo-EM enables these structural insights. More than 50% of new protein-based drug targets are membrane proteins, which are large, complex and exhibit structural changes when isolated outside the membrane. These must be analyzed in their native environment to obtain relevant structural information. Cryo-EM offers the ability to analyze membrane proteins in a lipid environment. This method has been used to successfully determine the structures of vaccines that target membrane proteins.

The benefits of investing

Early cryo-EM adopters have learned that this method accelerates time-to-drug-discovery and supports their leading-edge position. Leading pharma companies around the globe have purchased cryo-EM systems (such as the Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo-TEM) to ensure they do not miss this opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of drug discovery. These first adopters have indicated that their cryo-TEM instruments paid off quickly and proved to be an excellent value for their investment. Our new leasing plans allow the flexibility to move a cryo-TEM investment from a capital expense (CAPEX) to an operating expense (OPEX).

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The benefits of investing
We offer attractive options

We offer attractive options

Assistance with grants, Equipment leasing and financing, and Help planning your operating expenses.

Assistance with grants

Assistance with grants, Equipment leasing and financing, and Help planning your operating expenses.

Equipment leasing and financing

Financing the equipment for a cryo-EM lab can be a challenge. Our finance professionals understand the unique procurement requirements of universities, governments, industry, and research labs—and we offer innovative financing options to help meet your bottom-line goals.

If desired, our team can get involved early in the process to discuss possible lease programs that will allow you to economically acquire the equipment you need. Among the benefits we offer include competitive, flexible terms, a quick approval process, and an upgrade program that allows our customers to upgrade to new technology every three to five years.

Help planning your operating expenses

When planning a cryo-EM laboratory, it’s important to consider your operating costs in addition to your equipment—including any personnel you need to hire, the service contract for your microscopes, and other running costs including power consumption and the hard disk drives needed to carry your data. We can help you identify and plan for these costs—helping you avoid any unexpected expenses along the way.

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We understand the business challenges you face when financing your critical equipment assets; that’s why we provide unique financing options that can be tailored to the individual customer need and situation. Fill out the form below to learn more in our Financing and Leasing guides.

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