WIZARD2 counters feature technology to
optimize your gamma counting Unique well-type detectors
and sample changer system, advanced robotics, and highly effective
lead shielding result in superior counting efficiency, consistent
background and minimal crosstalk. A Windows® operating system
with touch screen for easy and fast instrument operation of routine
tasks makes WIZARD2 the most user-friendly gamma counter
on the market. The instrument is also designed for use in clinical
laboratories and is 21 CFR Part 11 compatible to support
pharmaceutical industry requirements.
- Multichannel analyzer (MCA)
technology-WIZARD2 incorporates a high
resolution 2,000-channel multichannel analyzer dedicated to each
detector. Resolution leads to accuracy, which is critical in
- Flexible counting volumes-2470
WIZARD2 10-position racks accept a wide range of RIA
tubes up to 13 mm (0.5 in) in diameter, including standard 3 mL
tubes. With 2480 WIZARD2, tubes up to 28 mm (1.1 in) in
diameter can also be used. Typically these tubes have a volume of
20 mL. A wide range of centrifuge tubes is also suitable.
- LAN connectivity and USB bus-makes networking
and data transfer easy.
- Touch screen is used for daily routine
- Efficient data analysis software is part of
the standard instrument package. Perform concentration analysis and
obtain data in CPM, CPS, DPM or Becquerel units.
- Quality control analyzer allows follow up of
different assay parameters in Levey-Jennings plots, histograms and
- 'STAT' counting-process STAT samples without
touching the racks in the conveyor.
- Sample holders-allow easy changing of
individual sample holders if needed. This eliminates a common
source of detector contamination in other counters.
- Barcodes for protocols, multi-function and positive
rack ID-WIZARD2 uses a barcode system for both
counter control and rack ID. Additionally, the ID clip has two
labels; one for protocol call-up and the other for rack ID number
or to call up special functions.
- Built-in isotope library-automatically adjusts
window settings and half-lives for pre-programmed isotopes. New
isotopes can also be added to the library manually.
- Live spectrum display-select and view the
counting spectrum of any detector on the spectrum screen. Spectra
can be zoomed to get better resolution for the image.
- Automatic normalization-all corrections (such
as spillover, background and efficiency) are calculated
automatically by a normalization cassette for each defined isotope.
Results are automatically corrected for decay, to a user-specified
date or time, or to the start of the assay. Once a nuclide has been
normalized, it can be linked to single or multilabel protocols
without further need for normalization.
- Library-directed dynamic
normalization-WIZARD2 counters employ dynamic
normalization to eliminate the effects of detector imbalance. This
also compensates for any drift in the performance of detectors,
which may be caused by aging or environmental instability. Dynamic
normalization adjusts windows each time it measures a sample.
- Instrument quality control is done by Instrument
Performance Assessment (IPA™)-WIZARD2
monitors nine detector parameters and provides their documentation
- 21 CFR Part 11 compatibility is supported for
all WIZARD2 models.
- WIZARD2 instruments are manufactured according to
ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 quality management systems.
Well-type detectors deliver superior counting
performance. Well-type NaI (Tl) detectors collect signal from all
around the sample, rather than just from the sides, providing the
best counting efficiency possible. Instruments that use the
through-hole detector are very dependent on sample position and
volume. With the detector design employed in WIZARD2,
the effect of sample position and volume is minimal, which is a
Effective lead shielding means constant
background and minimal crosstalk. In a universal gamma
counter, the lead shielding around the detector is another
important factor in determining the performance of the instrument.
WIZARD2 counters have no open elevator passages through
which interfering radiation can pass to the detector. The 2480
WIZARD2 has 75 mm (3.0 in), and each detector in the
2470 WIZARD2 has 30 mm (1.2 in) of solid lead against
the samples in the conveyor. The 2470 and 2480 WIZARD2
detector assemblies are also covered by lead shielding, of
thickness 12 mm (0.5 in) and 50 mm (2.0 in) respectively. As a
result, WIZARD2 counters surpass all others in
background and crosstalk reduction.
Sample transfer from racks to measurement position
employs a sophisticated robotic sample changer.
WIZARD2 counters are designed with a unique sample
changer system that enables lifting of samples to welltype
detectors from a conveyor. The conveyor with the rest of the
samples always remains hidden behind the lead shielding.
Instrument Performance Assessment supports laboratory
quality control systems
PerkinElmer offers Instrument Performance Assessment (IPA) features
for routine quality control tasks. WIZARD2 assures the
reliability of results in several ways: WIZARD2 has an
auto-diagnosing feature that inspects the isotope spectrum each
time a sample is measured. It immediately warns of any condition
that generates an unexpected result. WIZARD2 has an IPA
system which automatically monitors a number of parameters on each
detector and provides documentation on those parameters.
Touch screen allows easy control of instrument
parameters and protocol set up
WIZARD2 is designed to be simple to use in your daily
operations. After your protocols are initially set up, all that is
left to do is to load your samples onto the conveyor and press the
START button. Results are calculated in the internal Windows®
software and QC files are updated automatically.
WIZARD2 Data Analyzer makes data analysis
Data analysis with WIZARD2 instruments is done with
WIZARD2 Data Analyzer software. The program is based on
software that is widely used in clinical diagnostics but is also
well-suited for any gamma counting studies.
The Result Viewer provides customized data
Data obtained using the WIZARD2 Data Analyzer Software
will be exported into Result Viewer. Result Viewer allows data
editing, and once accepted by the user, data will be exported to a
2470 WIZARD2-for basic research and routine
- Choice of models: available with 1, 2, 5 or 10
detectors with 550 sample capacity and 5 and 10 detectors with
1,000 sample capacity.
- Compact footprint: the 550-sample
WIZARD2 is the smallest automatic 10-detector gamma
counter available. Its 65 x 77 cm (25.6 x 30.3 in) footprint will
help you make the most of your lab space.
- Counts manually: WIZARD2 can be
converted into a manual multidetector counter with a single
command. In manual mode, sample volumes up to 5 mL, such as LSC
minivials, can be measured or flow cell determinations made.
- Samples always visible to user: with 2470
WIZARD2, samples are never out of your sight. All parts
of the counter are very easy to access.
- Ideal for key gamma emitters: an energy range
up to 1,000 keV allows studies involving various nuclides.
- Ideal for RIA and IRMA studies:all RIA
tube-based studies can be performed with WIZARD2
instruments. The integrated software package allows efficient data
analysis for different RIA applications.
- Ideal for chromium release studies:no
crosstalk from samples on the conveyor means that the
WIZARD2 is ideal for working with higher energy isotopes
such as Cr-51. With WIZARD2, the crosstalk figures for
chromium are two orders of magnitude better than in conventional
multidetector counters employing through-hole detectors.
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2480 WIZ ARD2-for more sophisticated research
- One model for all special application
needs-1,000- and 270-sample capacity of 13 mm (0.5 in) and
28 mm (1.1 in) vial diameters, respectively.
- High efficiency, 3" well-type
detector-delivers improved counting efficiency, extended
energy range and better energy resolution.
- Excellent background reduction-efficient lead
shielding and a unique sample changer design virtually eliminates
crosstalk from samples on the conveyer. The 2480 WIZARD2
is the leading gamma counter for both background and crosstalk
- Ideal for high energy or low activity
samples-with its high-efficiency detector, the ability to
count sample volumes up to 20 mL, and effective lead shielding, the
2480 WIZARD2 is particularly suitable for high energy
gamma emitters, low activity samples, environmental samples, or
- Ideal for all gamma emitters-broad energy
range (up to 2,000 keV) allows studies of various nuclides.
- Ideal instrument for various RIA and IRMA
studies-all nuclides up to 2,000 keV can be counted.
- Ideal instrument for PET studies-the 2480
WIZARD2 delivers the best possible performance for
positron emission tomography studies with its unique sample changer
design and superior lead shielding to minimize sample
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