Radiation Labeling  Core Lab

Radiation Labeling Core Lab

User lab for experiments with radioactive markers

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The Radiation Labeling Core Laboratory (RLCL) is KAUST’s sole facility to support scientific experiments involving unsealed nuclear substances. It conforms to radiation protection regulations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and observes IAEA guidelines, adhering to international standards of radiation safety. In addition, RLCL is Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) compliant. The RLCL is designed as a general bioscience/chemistry lab with some specialized equipment, including a radioisotope fume hood, cold storage units (-80 C, -20 C, and +5 C), liquid scintillation counters (LSC), and radiation survey instruments. It implements all necessary administrative and engineering control measures, such as proper shielding and work procedures, to ensure safety with respect to radiation hazards. In addition, radiation survey, dosimetry, and monitoring are performed in accordance to KAUST HSE requirements. The facility manages radioactive waste streams, receiving of radioactive materials, storage, and security of radioactive chemical inventories.