The RS 5000 Viral Irradiator

Safely Inactivate DNA in virulent bacteria or virus samples
before handling or final disposition.

Rad Source in Action

The development of vaccines to prevent viral infections is made possible with our patented x-ray irradiation technology, which inactivates viruses by selectively damaging their genetic material.

Immunization, the process by which a person gains resistance to a disease produced by a foreign substance that invades the body, is the safest and most effective way to prevent disease and illness. The inactivation of viruses is a well-established and widely used strategy for developing vaccines against viral infections. Inactivated virus vaccines are created through exposure of the virus to ionizing radiation, which selectively damages the genetic material of the virus while conserving the physical structure and outer surface receptors of the virus. This produces an inactivated virus that is unable to cause disease but is still recognizable by our immune system, enabling us to develop long-term immunity to the virus without suffering from disease or illness.

Our patented x-ray technology is an effective solution for vaccine development through the inactivation of viruses because it is a safe, non-nuclear method of ionizing radiation to selectively damage the genetic material of viruses.

Onsite Inactivation of DNA in Viruses

Provides onsite terminal sterilization of small lots depending on density and product size.

Very High Dose Rate, Small Volume

Achieves dose rates up to 120 Gy/min to a 500mL canister.

Application Built Customization

Custom built applications designed to keep samples frozen while delivering doses between 70 to 120 Gy per minute.

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.

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).

Onsite Sterilization Convenience

Can be used for onsite terminal sterilization of small lots depending on density and product size.

Low Cycle Time - High Efficiency

While individual product validation is required, typical cycles would be less than 3.5 hours.

Aids in Handling and Final Disposition Deactivation

Can be used for inactivation of virulent bacteria or virus samples before handling or final disposition.

No Radioactive Source – No Ongoing Regulatory Hassles

  • 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.

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

*The internal shielding system ensures external emission levels are far less than 500µR/h at 5cm from any surface as required by CDRH. (No shielded room required.)

Direct Replacement for Gamma Irradiator

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

Intuitive User Interface & Software Design

No previous x-ray experience necessary to operate

Proven Reliability

For over 20 years and greater than 500 irradiator installs in renowned  hospitals, universities, pharma, government and life science institutions worldwide, Rad Source has provided the world’s leading healthcare providers with reliable products and trusted services..

Physical Dimensions

Equipment Dimensions: 
46 x 36 x 74″  |  116.84 x 91.44 x 187.96 cm 

Internal Chamber Dimensions: 
27 x 23.5 x 31.17″  |  68.58 x 59.69 x 79.17 cm

Clearance Dimensions: 
52 x 42 x 80″  | 132.08 x 106.68 x 203.20 cm

Equipment Weight: 
2450 lbs.  |  1111.30 kg

Electrical Requirements:
Power: 208/240VAC, 3-Phase, 50/60HZ, 60A, true earth ground

Irradiation Guidelines

Power (W):
8000W
* Additional emitters can be added)

Dose Rate (Gy/min):
40-90 Gy/min

Dose Uniformity Ratio (DUR): 
1.05-1.25

Optional Supplies & Accessories

Installation & Warranty
  • 12 Months Full Warranty: Includes 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 Rad Source irradiators receive a quality inspection, dose map, and radiation survey prior to shipment and again at installation.
  • All Rad Source irradiators are manufactured as cabinet x-ray devices and conform to the radiation safety guidelines in US CFR 1020.40
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