The selective labelling of biomolecules through the use of radioactive isotopes is a very useful tool in the field of basic research in biomedicine, molecular biology and biotechnology.
The use of this technology allows to carry out, among others, studies of quantification of the gene expression, cellular proliferation, marking of proteins, enzymatic activity or immunoassay techniques.
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cantabria has a radioactive installation of 2nd category, 985-S, of which 2 laboratories and a central warehouse of radioactive waste are located in the IBBTEC. This installation is authorized by the CSN for the use of non-encapsulated sources of radiation for research purposes, allowing the use of radionuclides as: 32P, 33P, 35S, 3H 14C, 125I, 55Fe, 51Cr and 131I.
Its objective is to offer the authorized scientific community access to this technology with the maximum guarantees of safety and protection, both for the personnel as for the facilities and the environment, and always in accordance with the established legal norms.