NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BASIC BIOLOGY
The facility is composed of a main center and two subcenters, one in the NIBB and the other in the NIPS. The facility is being used for molecular analyses of organisms. At the center, a variety of radioisotopes including 3H 14C 22Na, 32P 35S 45Ca ]251 and various species of beta and gamma-ray emitting nucleides are handled. A laboratory facilty for recombinant DNA research is installed in the center. At the subcenters, only a limited number of radioisotopes such as 3H 14C 32P and 35S in the NIBB, and 3H 14C 32P 35S 45Ca and 1251 in the NIPS, are processed. The subcenter in the NIBB is also equipped with a recombinant DNA research laboratory. The members of the Radioisotope Facility maintain and control the center and subcenter, and provide users appropriate guidance for radioisotope handling.