Counting lab isotopes quickly and easily
5 October 2006
The Triathler liquid scintillation counter, gamma counter and luminometer from LabLogic Systems is ideal for counting tritium (for which radiation monitors are not suitable), and for other isotopes when frequency of use does not justify investment in more complex LSC systems.
Compact and light enough to be taken from lab to lab or into the field for on-site measurements, Triathler has a single well that accepts most vials and micro-centrifuge tubes and is pre-programmed for most isotopes and luminescence.
Counting is started with a single key-press and results are displayed instantly.
In LSC mode, it has preset modes for 3H, 14C, 32P, 33P, 35S, and reliable detection for most other radio-nuclides.
The alpha-beta separation electronics are especially suitable for detecting alpha-isotopes such as radon (222Rn) in water.
For gamma counting, a Sodium Iodide (NaI) well is available and the modes for 57Co, 51Cr, 131I and 99mTc are programmable.
As a luminometer, Triathler has high sensitivity for both 'glow' and 'flash' reagents and allows a full range of techniques common in microbiology, immunology, and genetic research.
Typical applications for Triathler are wipe tests, DNA and protein labelling, radio-immunoassays, 14CO2H Pylori testing, radon in water and assays for filtration, reporter gene and Luciferase.