Pricing and Fee Policies:
Price quotations are valid for up to sixty (60) days unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to change without notice. An invoice to cover 50% of the work will be sent upon imitation of each phase or segment of the project, and a final invoice will be sent following submission of the final report. For optimization phases, quotes under $10,000 USD, Custom Radiosynthesis, Radiolabeling and Catalog items an invoice to cover the full amount will be sent upon initiation of project unless otherwise agreed upon.
Terms of Payment:
Payment terms are thirty (30) days from date of invoice (NET30) unless otherwise stated. An interest charge of 1.5% per month (18% annual rate) will be added for plus 30 days late invoices.
A purchase order and full payment for partial billings is required where the client has requested initiation of a study and subsequently cancels the study. Initiation is defined as a signed contract, proposal or quotation or the submission of a purchase order. In order to cover administrative costs, a charge of $150 USD is assessed at the time a study is cancelled in addition to any work already completed or contract specific materials purchased for the project.
Controlled Substances and Hazardous Materials:
A minimum fee of $250 USD will be charged for each shipment of controlled substances received for testing. Pre-notification of all controlled substance shipments and appropriate documentation are required for regulatory compliance. Hazardous materials that cannot be returned or easily disposed of will incur an addition charge of at least $50 USD but will vary depending on the amount and type of disposal required. Please contact METIS Labs proper to shipping controlled substances or hazardous materials to the lab.
Shipping and Special Handling Fees:
Shipping samples obtained from a contract with METIS Labs to another facility or samples returned after testing will be conveyed via FedEx unless otherwise specified. A handling fee will be applied as follows:
Minimum Charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10.00 + shipping cost
Minimum Special Handling (e.g., radioactive) Fee . . . . .. . $ 25.00 + shipping cost
Protocols are issued upon request to clients who intend to submit samples to METIS Laboratories. A purchase order number must be submitted for requested protocols. All protocols that are issued and have not been used in testing within three (3) months from the day the protocol was sent will be billed. If samples are sent within a year of the original issue date, the amount billed will be credited to the final invoice. The protocol fee or $75 USD compensates for staff time in preparing and issuing protocols, however, billing for protocols is not a transfer of intellectual property or rights owned by Metis Laboratories.