The RS 1800 Q Biological Irradiator

The Most Powerful Dedicated Cell Irradiator Available

Rad Source In Action

 

Cancer researchers utilize our patented x-ray irradiation technology to assess the effects of radiation on different types of cancer cells in laboratory experiments, enabling them to more accurately predict the outcomes of radiation therapy in cancer patients.

Cancer cells are normal cells that have suffered genetic mutations in their DNA that cause them to multiply uncontrollably and escape death. Cancer cells display several “hallmark” behaviors that are characteristic of cells from all types of cancer, but individual types of cancer differ greatly in other behaviors, particularly in their response to radiation. 

It is critical for cancer researchers to evaluate the effects of radiation on cancer cells in the laboratory because this will lead to safer and more effective treatments for human cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy in the hospital or clinic. 

Our patented x-ray irradiation technology is the preferred method to simulate radiation therapy in the laboratory, enabling cancer researchers to perform experiments that show how cancer cells gain resistance to radiation and other experiments that evaluate the collective effect of new drugs or doses in combination with radiation therapy.

 

Designed for Life Science Applications

Quastar™ x-ray emitter produces a high x-ray output and has a large field, providing the scientist with the flexibility for many advantageous configurations for high throughput and dose rate.

Highest Dose Rates

The Quastar™ x-ray emitter produces a a high x-ray output, and has a large field, providing the scientist with the flexibility for many advantageous configurations for high throughput and dose rate

Direct Replacement for Gamma Irradiator

U.S. Government recognized safe, direct alternative – for radioactive isotope (gamma) source irradiators.

 

Features & Benefits

High X-Ray Output - High Throughput

Produces a high x-ray output, and has a large field, providing advantageous configurations for high throughput and dose rate.

Larger Field - Better Uniformity

No need to collimate the beam, and due to the larger field a better uniformity can be achieved compared to imaging tube x-ray technology.

Beam Hardness - Built in Filtration

Quastar has filtration built into the design of the x-ray emitter – designed to attenuate weaker non-penetrating x-rays. 

Power Efficiency – Increased Life Span

The Quastar emitter runs at less than maximum power which increases lifetime up to 10 years – up to 3X longer than the standard imaging x-ray tube x-ray.

Repairable Energy Source - Low Cost of Ownership

Engineered to be repairable, lowers overall cost of ownership. (standard imaging tube x-ray sources require full replacement).

No Radioactive Source – Lower Cost of Ownership (RS 1800)

  • Meets safety requirements specified in Fed. Reg. 21 CFR 1020.40.
  • No Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) License required.
  • No nuclear disposal requirements.
  • No additional security requirements for nuclear equipment.
  • No additional safety equipment for laboratory staff.

Direct Replacement for Gamma Irradiator

U.S. Government recognized safe, direct  alternative – for radioactive isotope (gamma) source irradiators. 

One Day Plug & Play Installation

No external connection to the facility needed – providing improved workflow efficiency with flexible unit placement.

Instrument Portability

Mounted on sturdy castor wheels for convenient portability improves sample workflow efficiency

Self Contained Cabinet

All Rad Source irradiators are manufactured as cabinet x-ray devices and conform to the radiation safety guidelines in US CFR 21 1020.40

Software & Human Interface

  • Easy operation – touch pad, programmable controls
  • Data Recording Module (User ID, Date, Time, and Total Dose)
  • Email 
  • Remote access 
  • Browser/Windows 10

Physical Dimensions

Equipment Dimensions:
30 x 36 x 64″ | 76.2 x 91.44 x 162.56 cm

Internal Chamber Dimensions:
11 x 14 x 13.25″ | 27.94 x 35.56 x 33.66 cm

Clearance Dimensions:
35 x 40 x 71″ | 88.90 x 101.60 x 180.34 cm

Equipment Weight:
1350 lbs. | 612.35 kg

Electrical:
• Power:
   208/240VAC, Single phase, 50/60Hz, 30 Amp, true earth ground
• Wiring:
   10 AWG L1, L2/N

Irradiation Guidelines

Power (W)
RS 1800 Q:  2000W
RS 1800Q4: 4000W

Dose Rate (Gy/min)
RS 1800 Q:
Shelf: 4-100 Gy/min | Flatness: 75%
50mL Falcon RADPlus: 5 Gy/min | Flatness: 97%
Petri Dish RADPlus: 5Gy/min | Flatness: 85%
Well-Plate RADPlus: 5-20 Gy/min | Flatness 90% – 50%

RS 1800 Q4:
Shelf: 8-200 Gy/min | Flatness: 75%
50mL Falcon RADPlus: 6.5 Gy/min | Flatness: 97%
Petri Dish RADPlus: 5 Gy/min | Flatness: 85%
Well-Plate RADPlus: 5-20 Gy/min | Flatness 90% – 50%

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Installation & Warranty

Installation:

For the Installation, the unit will arrive at your facility in the morning and will be met by our install team.

All irradiators receive a quality inspection, dose map, and radiation
survey prior to shipment and again at installation.
On-site Training Included at installation

Water Requirements:

3 gallons of distilled water for the irradiator’s internal water tank.

Cooling Requirements:

Not Required

 

WARRANTY INFORMATION

· 12 months full warranty: Including: Installation, Training, Initial Dose Map, Radiation Survey, 2nd Dose Map and all parts, labor & travel.

· Extended Warranty Program (year 2): Available for purchase anytime within 12 months from date of installation of Irradiator (Includes ALL parts, labor, travel and one PM call and (2) dosimetry reports per annum.

Safety & Quality
  • All irradiators receive a quality inspection, dose map, and radiation survey prior to shipment and again at installation.

     

  • All irradiators are manufactured as cabinet X-ray devices and conform to the radiation safety guidelines in US CFR 1020.40
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