New products in the new ARC catalog:
The new ARC catalog is now available for distribution! As you may already know, ARC has the biggest catalog of Radiolabeled compounds containing more than 5,000 different products, many of which are ARC Exclusives. Whereas other companies are downsizing their catalog listings, ARC continues to expand and offer more radiolabeled chemicals. This year ARC has added more than 200 new products again.
ARC catalog sections:
- ARC Radiochemicals Comparable to GE-Health Care
- Standards for Autoradiography [3H], [14C], [125l]
- Alphabetical Listing of Radiochemicals
Former Sigma-Aldrich and GE (Amersham) customers are encouraged to contact us for their Radiochemical needs.
We want to assure the scientific community that ARC is hoping to secure enough Barium carbonate [14C] to be able to offer bulk intermediates as well as custom synthesis of complex molecules in the foreseeable future.
Radioactive isotopes play an important role in the technologies that provide us with food, water and good health. Radioisotopes consist of unstable atoms with an unusual number of neutrons. This causes them to decay radioactivity, during which time they give off energy and subatomic particles. Radioisotopes do occur naturally, but are also artificially produced by bombarding particular elements with neutrons (usually emitted from a nuclear reactor). Radioisotopes are used in two major ways: for their chemical properties and as sources of radiation.
Radioisotopes are commonly used in bio-research. Biochemicals labeled with various radionuclides will function identically or similarly to the naturally occurring material.
Radioactive isotopes of familiar elements such as carbon can serve as tracers because they are chemically very similar to the non-radioactive isotopes, so most chemical, biological, and ecological processes treat them in an identical way. They can therefore be used as radiotracers, enabling researchers to follow that biochemical through a pathway or reaction of interest.
In medicine, radioisotopes are used for diagnosis and research. Radioactive chemical tracers emit gamma rays which provides diagnostic information about a person's anatomy and the functioning of specific organs. Radiotherapy also uses radiation in the treatment of some illnesses, such as cancer. More powerful gamma sources are used to sterilize syringes and other medical equipment. About one of every two people in Western countries are likely to experience the benefits of nuclear medicine in their lifetime.
In agriculture and animal husbandry, radioisotopes also play an important role. They are used to produce high intake of crops, disease and weather resistant varieties of crops, to study how fertilizers and insecticides work, and to improve the production and health of domestic animals.
Environmentally, radioisotopes are used to trace and analyse pollutants, to study the movement of surface water, and to measure water runoffs from rain and snow, as well as the flow rates of streams and rivers.
Scopus Research offers the scientific community a full range of top quality radiochemicals. The radiochemical and chemical purity of our products is assured to be 97% - 99%.
Major Product Groups
- Amino Acids
- Autoradiography Standards
- Biological Chemicals
- Brain Mapping
- Fatty Acids
- Iodinated Peptides
Custom Synthesis & Labeling Services
Our highly skilled and experienced radiochemists are can offer you with virtually any type of organic and biochemical synthesis with the nuclides:
- S-35 and P-33