Biomedicum X-ray irradiation facility

Welcome to one of the new facilities at Biomedicum: Xstrahl CIX2 X-ray machine for Irradiation of biological material.

Picture of the core faility CIX2 Xstrahl X-ray irradiator in Biomedicum
CIX2 Xstrahl X-ray irradiator in Biomedicum. Photo: Adamantia Fragkopoulou

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.

Background

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.

Location

Biomedicum, ANA Futura.

Access, Booking and fees

Open for external users?

Yes

User fee?

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

At this moment please book the irradiators as recommended.

You have to invite the irradiator as an attendee in your request.

Biomedicum X-ray irradiator C0262

biomedicum-xray@ki.se

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.

Address

Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9, 171 65 Solna, 2nd floor

Contact the experts

Expert user support for X-ray irradiators

Adamantia Fragkopoulou

Assistant professor, Member of the X-ray workgroup committee

Radiation protection expert

Sofia Skyttner

Security coordinator, Member of the X-ray workgroup committee
UF Central Administration

General questions about the X-ray irradiators

Lars Frelin

Associate Professor, Member of the infrastructure committee, Chair of the X-ray workgroup committee
H5 Department of Laboratory Medicine

Stefan Eriksson

Lecturer senior, Chair of the infrastructure committee, Member of the X-ray workgroup committee
C3 Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
C3 Department of Physiology and Pharmacology