Welcome to the Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The facility is directed by Dr. David Sleat and is located in Room 010 of Center for Integrative Proteomics Research (CIPR) building on the RWJMS/Busch Campus in Piscataway.

174 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway, NJ 08854

Service Pricing

Price structure is for Rutgers University Investigators.  We also welcome outside academic and industrial users.  Please contact us to discuss pricing.

Facility Services


  • In-gel/solution digests: $130 for the first sample plus $30 for each additional sample processed at the same time.
  • Molecular weight measurements (MALDI or ESI): $130 for the first sample plus $30 for each additional sample processed at the same time.
  • Nano-LC-MS (MSMS) using Obitrap Eclipse Tribrid or Q Exactive HF: Includes first-pass automated database search and quantification. Price depends on gradient length (determined by sample complexity). Standard runs: $120/60 min; $150/90 min; $180/120 min.
  • Hydrogen-deuterium exchange: $225/timepoint (includes HDX reaction, on-line digestion and LC-MS).
  • Data analysis (extensive database searches, manual validation of spectrum assignments, component quantitation, identification of protein modification/mutation sites, preparation of figures for publication, etc): $120/hour.

Other Services

  • SDS-PAGE analysis: $75/gel (Can include up to 9 samples)
  • Analytical and preparative HPLC with/without fraction collection: $175/sample
  • Pricing for additional services will be assessed on a project-to-project basis, depending on the estimated staff and instrumentation time required. An estimate will be provided prior to initiation of a project.

Direct instrument access

    • Annual user fee of $2,200/lab plus $30/hour instrument usage time.
    • $180/hour, suitable for occasional users who prefer not to pay the annual user fee. Must demonstrate operational knowledge of the instrument or pay for the training offered by the facility for $300.
    • Users are responsible for providing their own reagents. New sample plates are available from the facility for $60/plate.
  • LC-MS on Q-Exactive (nanospray and electrospray): $100/hour
  • Use of other HPLCs: $70/hour