ProtoLife has unique, cost-efficient, pay-as-you-go approach to
pricing. We do not require costly ongoing subscriptions, and instead
enable users to pay for use of PDT, generation by generation.
Pricing below is cited in terms of PDT Credits, purchased on our
website after signing up and logging in. Currently PDT Credits
may be purchased at $1 per Credit.
PDT pricing is dynamic, in that it depends on the complexity
of your experimental campaign, as given by the experimental
space definition (ESD). Some details of dynamic pricing are given
below. Prices start out at less than 100 PDT credits per
generation for relatively simple ESDs. An example ESD costing about
100 PDT credits per generation has 8 experimental parameters with
4 possible values each.
Our web interface to PDT hits a maximal experimental complexity when ESDs
reach 20 parameters with 20 values each, and when the population size
reaches 2500 experiments per generation. PDT can be configured to
handle larger ESDs and population sizes; please contact our sales team to
discuss pricing for such special projects.
If you sign up with a promotion code, you will receive 1000 free
PDT Credits for evaluation purposes. Please contact our sales team
to receive a promotion code, or if you need additional credits to
complete your evaluation.
After the free promotional PDT Credits are exhausted, you may purchase more credits via credit or debit card.
Substantial discounts are available for purchasing PDT credits in bulk. Site licenses with an annual subscription are also available.
Please inquire with our sales team.
Substantial discounts are available for academic research, especially
student projects. Please inquire with our sales team. For
large academic projects, it should be possible to incorporate expenses for PDT into grant budgets.
Dynamic Pricing Details
Usage of PDT is priced to reflect the complexity of your project, and in particular the size of your experimental space,
resulting from the number of experimental parameters and the number of values per parameter. The price also varies with
the number of experiments performed per generation, but this variation is far weaker.
The graph below illustrates how the price per generation varies as a function of the number of experimental parameters,
for a range of number of values per parameter, assuming 200 experiments per generation, and a factorial
After you specify the ESD for a new experimental campaign, the price per generation (in PDT Credits) will be shown to you in the left sidebar.
This amount will be debited from your account each time PDT designs a new generation. Proceeding to the design of the first
generation will indicate your acceptance of this price.