Beacon offers custom assay and applications development services for customers requiring innovative and inexpensive analytical methods for their own specific analytes.


To date we have developed more than 20 different methods for customers, including microtiter plate and coated tube enzyme immunoassays as well as immunochromatographic devices and immunoaffinity sample prep devices.


Our customers include some of the largest crop protection manufacturers in the world. Working closely with analytical methods development personnel we can customize specificity and assay protocol to best suit the desired application.


Beacon can provide any or all of the following services for developing a new immunological method:


  • Assist in hapten design and synthesis.
  • Covalent coupling of haptens to protein carriers and purification and characterization of the resulting immunogens.
  • Immunization and screening of test bleeds from rabbits, goats sheep or mice.
  • Production and purification of polyclonal or monoclonal antisera.
  • Production, purification and stabilization of hapten-enzyme conjugates.
  • Optimization of antibody immobilization on tubes, plates or membranes.
  • Development of specific sample prep. and assay applications.
  • Manufacture of assay kit components from bulk to finished goods.


Contact us today for a confidential discussion of your specific testing needs and find out just how practical immunoassay testing can be.