Biomedicum X-ray irradiation facility
Welcome to one of the new facilities at Biomedicum: Xstrahl CIX2 X-ray machine for Irradiation of biological material.
X-ray irradiators for cells
Two CIX2 X-ray cabinets from Xstrahl have been acquired. One is localised at Campus Solna and one at Campus Flemingsberg. They are 220kV self-contained cabinet irradiators.
Irradiation of biological material using an X-ray machine. The primary use of the irradiator is to irradiate cultured cells suspended in cell culture medium in 15 ml and/or 50 ml centrifugation tubes or growing in tissue culture vessels as a mono-layer in sizes up to 175 square-centimeter cell culture bottles or different type of multi-well plates i.e. 6-well up to 384-well plates.
Biomedicum, ANA Futura.
Access, Booking and fees
Open for external users?
A user fee will be applied for using the X-ray irradiators.
Education mandatory before access to equipment?
Yes. It is a legal requirement that you have attended one course on "Introduction to radiation protection" prior to start using the X-ray irradiators and also a new web course focused on the “Xstrahl X-ray irradiators”. In addition, you need to attend an onsite introduction to the irradiators.
You should have participated in the " Introduction to radiation protection" course/session no longer than five years ago. Please provide a certificate when contacting the experts for access.
If your certificate is older than five years or if you have not participated in such a course previously, you must register for one. See further details for registration below.
If you have attended an equivalent course, you need to provide a certificate and sign up for an onsite introduction to get access to the X-ray irradiator. See contact details below.
Registration for the "Introduction to radiation protection" and “Xstrahl X-ray irradiators” courses
The courses are offered on line through the Nano Learning platform. Please register your interest in attending the courses by sending an email to Sofia Skyttner.
Registration for the Onsite Introduction
Please register your interest in attending the introduction by sending an email to Adamantia Fragkopoulou.
How to book the equipment
You have to invite the irradiator as an attendee in your request.
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Please contact Adamantia Fragkopoulou if you face any problems with the bookings. As soon as possible a central booking system will be implemented for the X-ray irradiators at Karolinska Institutet. More information will come when available.
Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9, 171 65 Solna, 2nd floor