Minimised and automated liquid scintillation counting on the Hidex Sense
9 June 2022
The Hidex Sense combines multi-mode microplate reading and LSC to deliver two instruments in one
The Hidex Sense multi-mode microplate reader is the only plate reader on the market that is able to perform LSC as well as all other technologies on one single platform. Not only does this mean that the Sense combines two instruments in one, but because it is only 20cm wide, bench space used up in the lab is significantly reduced.
LSC fully automated with the K Biosystems Scorpion Stacker
The standalone Hidex Sense is a manual instrument that is perfect for low-medium throughput. However, with ever-increasing demands on laboratories, the Sense has now been incorporated with the Scorpion Stacker from K Biosystems to produce results automatically and with high throughput.
With many discontinuations of systems with comparable capabilities, the Hidex Sense combined with the Scorpion makes the perfect replacement system for doing radioactive assays at high throughput.
Direct luminescence microplate reading
The Hidex Sense can also be used as a luminescence microplate reader. To perform this, the PMT that is used for LSC manoeuvres into position and lowers down to press against the microplate. This captures the emitted light in its entirety, which reduces cross-talk and produces results at up to 10x better signal-to-noise ratio of standard luminescence.
Time-resolved LSC is a new feature on the Hidex Sense that increases the signal-to-noise ratio at the cost of sensitivity. This focused application allows users to continue reading on solid scintillator plates with a good signal-to-noise ratio.
The Eppendorf adapter allows 6x 1.5ml Eppendorf tubes to be analysed. This is useful for samples that require a larger volume of scintillation fluid, such as wipe testing
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