COVID-19: Reduced on-site activities starting in November.

Dear users,

In the effort of limiting our team members on site during this second wave of COVID-19 we have decided to set up our support with one floating on-site IVIF staff between CLE and Agora and another person on remote at each time, until further notice.

All systems have been installed with remote access softwares and at any time please call us on our cell phone directly or by whatsapp is needed to show us by cam the situation (reminder Alexandre : +41795566771 or Roberto : +41795569271).

Trainings and specific experiments must be planned ahead of time to give us the possibility to get organized to assist you the best possible on site.

Thanks for your understanding and collaboration

RS2000 CLE C – new X-Ray tube

Dear IVIF users,

The replacement of the X-ray tube and the high tension cable on the RS2000 were successfully done yesterday. It is now working properly, but please pay attention to the new dose map below.

Again looking at dose map you can easily see that the RS2000 can replace the cesium irradiator for mice and cell irradiation. 

  • MICE: we have an homogenous irradiation of about 1.74 Gy / min using the rectangular RAD+ chamber

  • CELLS : Depending your dose and size of your plate you can easily use the shelf at different positions (see dose map below): For example a cell irradiation of 10 Gy can last about 10 min on the LISA1 Cesium irradiator (about 1 Gy/min at low level) while with the RS2000 a petri dish placed at the center of the shelf level 4 can receive 10 Gy in about 2 min.

Do not hesitate to ask for help,

best regards