Liquid Scintillation

We welcome Beckman Liquid Scintillation Customers

Due to our 30 years on the marketplace and our strong customer support system, Beckman Coulter has recommended National Diagnostics' biodegradable Ecoscint™ family to replace its widely used Ready Safe line. Beckman Coulter's decision to exit the liquid scintillation market has left many researchers scrambling to find replacements for the no longer available Ready Safe brands. Beckman Coulter is recommending National Diagnostics as a source for replacement cocktails. Our product line offers the widest variety at the best prices available. National Diagnostics has prepared a resource especially for Beckman Coulter users to facilitate your transition to the most compatible of our cocktails. National Diagnostics' extensive line of liquid scintillation cocktails—reflecting our 30 years of experience in the field—makes it easy to find a solution ideal for your application.  See our easy conversion chart with each Ecoscint and Hydrofluor product.

Information on National Diagnostics Biodegradable Liquid Scintillation Cocktail Solutions

All Ecoscint™ liquid scintillation cocktails solutions are non-toxic, ecologically responsible, biodegradable (means DOC elimination of >70% at 10 days), complete and ready-to-use scintillation solutions. These solutions do not contain any harsh, toxic or hazardous compounds found in conventional scintillators (substances listed under Title 40, Sub-chapter R of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations). All Ecoscint™ scintillators have very high flash points of over 150°C. This makes Ecoscint™ the perfect bench-top scintillator. These scintillators are bacteriologically converted to harmless water and CO2 upon disposal. This makes Ecoscint™ safe enough to dispose down the drain. Polyethylene counting vials are not permeated by these solutions. This permits subsequent counting and completely eliminates the build-up of hazardous vapors in the laboratory. Therefore, Ecoscint™ does not need to be stored under a fume hood, freeing up space for the handling of more hazardous chemicals. All National Diagnostic scintillation products are guaranteed to be of the finest quality at the time of shipment. All materials shipped are guaranteed to meet the specifications indicated.

All 'nonflammable" scintillation solutions are manufactured from either ND-103 or ND-105. These solvents are high in flash point, low in evaporation rate and high in counting efficiencies. Note that "nonflamable" designation means that this material will not ignite as readily, or burn with the intensity or violence as those classified as "flammable" (ex. toluene or xylene). It is also important to note that every precaution must be taken in the use, storage and handling of these scintillators to avoid the possibility of ignition.