aquaSCINT and aquaSCINT-IC
The next generation in non-specific detection of radiolabeled compounds. More versatile than scintillation cocktail, aquaSCINT and aquaSCINT-IC enable continuous non-specific detection of radiolabeled compounds in aqueous environments with high sensitivity, no organic solvent, and a marked reduction in waste.
The unique chemical and physical properties of aquaSCINT and aquaSCINT-IC offer unparalleled capabilities for your non-specific measurement challenges as well as enabling entirely new measurements and questions to be asked and answered.
Organic Solvent Free
Eliminates unpleasant odors, extra steps and the storage and disposal costs associated with conventional scintillation cocktails.
Make continuous measurements in a wide range of samples including live cells; reducing or eliminating repetitive sample preparation and saving time, money, and precious materials.
aquaSCINT-IC is easily incorporated into mammalian cells, making continuous, sensitive, non-specific intracellular measurements now possible.
Test and recover samples; aquaSCINT and aquaSCINT-IC suspensions can be centrifuged and the sample solution can be recovered easily.
Compatibility with aqueous and biocompatible solutions eliminates numerous mixed waste experimental conditions and subsequent storage and disposal costs.
Monitor cellular uptake of radiolabeled drugs in viable drugs over time.
Test and recover samples (e.g. radioactive lathanides and actinides); aquaSCINT suspensions can be centrifuged in a typical benchtop centrifuge (1600 g).
Query native transporter activity by measuring the intake of radiolabeled substrates.
Make continuous measurements in a single sample without destructive solvents or surfactants.
Our Technology Platform
Due to their unique chemical and physical properties, Scintillation Nanotechnologies’ products offer unparalleled capabilities in both routine and demanding applications.
Our proprietary radioisotope responsive nanoparticles were specifically developed to overcome the shortcomings of existing radioisotope detection products.
No Organic Solvent
Use directly in biocompatible solvents and solutions
A silica surface makes the nanoparticles easily dispersible in water and provides an ideal platform for surface functionalization.
Our nanoparticles average 300nm in diameter making them small enough to be incorporated into cells.
In addition to their small size, a low density makes our detectors stay in suspension longer than competing products.
Instruments and Detectors
aquaSCINT is compatible with most PMT-based scintillation counters (blue variants), and CCD-based instruments (red).
aquaSCINT is a polymer-based scintillator and will yield lower total counts per unit of radioactivity in most experiments than scintillation cocktail or inorganic crystal-based scintillators
aquaSCINT can be used in scintillation vials or multi-well plates
Organic Solvent Compatibility
aquaSCINT is not compatible with many organic solvents including acetone, ethyl acetate, toluene, benzene, dimethylsulfoxide, and acetonitrile.
*Red products are available by custom order and will increase lead time. Please contact us below to place an order for red product variants.
3H, 14C, 22Na, 32P, 33P, and 35S
Red approximately 615nm
Blue approximately 430nm
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