Two posters were presented at the 131st AOAC Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Sept. 2017)

Poster Presentation – “Detection of Pea Protein by ELISA”


Poster Presentation – “Residue Analysis of Anabolic Steroids in Urine: Nandrolone Detection by ELISA”

Beacon Analytical Systems, Inc. receives ISO 9001 Certification (December 15, 2016)

Beacon is pleased to announce the ISO 9001:2015 certification of their quality management system for Immunochemical test kit development, manufacturing, and support activities by CIC Management, LLC, a DAKKS accredited organization.

Certificate # 16-1049

2016 – CIC – Beacon Analytical ISO 9001 2015 E-Certificate

Beacon Analytical Systems Launches Ivermectin and Abamectin ELISA Test Kits (October 13, 2015)

Beacon is pleased to announce the availability of new Ivermectin and Abamectin ELISA kits.  These kits are based on well trusted ELISA technology and the sample results are available within 1.5 hours.  The Ivermectin kit is also available in a tube format.

Ivermectin and Abamectin are broad spectrum anti-parasitic drugs to treat or prevent parasitic infections such as filariasis and other conditions caused by nematodes. In animals, Ivermectin is used for heartworm prevention, other worm treatment and ear mites.  These tests can also be used for milk or plasma sample analysis for measuring clearance of the compound prior to slaughter.

Beacon Analytical Systems is a leader in the development and manufacturing of analytical products dedicated to food, water and environmental safety.  A wide variety of ELISA products are available through Beacon for testing various toxins, pesticides, antibiotics and harmful chemicals.  Headquartered in Saco, Maine, Beacon is a customer oriented company, providing highest quality products and services to clients worldwide.

Four posters were presented at the 129th AOAC annual meeting 2015 in Los Angeles, California (September 27 – 30, 2015).

Determination of Ivermectin and Zilpaterol in Cattle Plasma by Immunoassay

Determination of Alternariol in Tomato Products and Diacetoxyscirpenol in Corn by Immunoassay

Quality Control of DHEA Supplements by Immunoassay

Determination of Pharmaceutical Residues in Wastewater by Immunoassay


Two posters were presented at the 128th AOAC annual meeting 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida (September 8 – 9, 2014).

Determination of Methoprene in Grains by immunoassay.


Determination of beta-Mannanase in Feeds by immunoassay.



Two posters were presented at the 127th AOAC annual meeting 2013 in Chicago, Illinois (August 27, 2013).

Determination of progesterone in dairy products by immunoassay.


Determination of water-soluble vitamins (B2, B9 and B12) by immunoassay.

DON (G) Plate Kit (#20-0256) was certified by USDA GIPSA (FGIS 2013-039) for the quantitative determination of DON in corn and wheat (April 3, 2013).


Aflatoxin Plate Kit (#20-0017) was certified by USDA GIPSA (FGIS 2012-036) for the quantitative determination of Aflatoxin in corn (January 3, 2013).

AOAC PTM certificate on Aflatoxin Plate Kit (#20-0017) was just renewed by AOAC Research Institute (November 19, 2012).

Three posters were presented at the 126th AOAC annual meeting 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 3, 2012).

Determination of citrinin in red yeast (mold) rice and dietary supplement by immunoassay.


Determination of invertase in honey by immunoassay.


Determination of plant growth regulators (Abscisic acid, Indole-3-butyric acid, Zeatin Riboside) in liquid seaweed fertilizers by immunoassay.

Haptens conjugated to this carrier showed better solubility. (July 11, 2012)

New Product Added to Website (July 6, 2012)

Antibodies against this carrier showed less than 1% cross reactivity with KLH. (July 6, 2012)

Small molecular compounds/specific antibodies were obtained during the development of immunoassay projects. (June 27, 2012)

A superior crustacean carrier which shows high immunogenicity in vertebrate hosts has been investigated. (June 21, 2012)

New products have been added to the website (June 20, 2012)

A new Beacon product will be available for your immunobiochemical usage soon! (June 14, 2012)

Beacon’s Aflatoxin Plate Kit has been published in the Journal of AOAC International.

The performance of Beacon’s AOAC PTM granted Aflatoxin Plate Kit was published at Journal of AOAC
International, Vol 94, No 5, 1519-1530, 2011. “Aflatoxin Plate Kit, Performance Tested MethodSM

Beacon’s kit was independently tested, evaluated, and certified by the AOAC Research Institute as a
Performance Tested MethodSM.

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Three posters are presented at the 125th AOAC annual meeting 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The first poster presentation is about Aflatoxin immonoaffinity column entitled “Evaluation of aflatoxin IAC with grains and feed additives by HPLC and ELISA” (Reference number; 0048-000220).

The second poster is Beacon’s new T-2/HT-2 plate kit entitled “A novel immunoassay for the detection of T-2/HT-2 toxins in oat and cereal mix” (Reference number; 0048-000221).

The third one is Beacon’s prototype plate kit for the detection of growth hormone regulator (Zeatin Riboside) in seaweed entitled “Detection of plant growth regulator (Zeatin Riboside) in rockweed by immunoassay” (Reference number; 0048-000358).

The previous posters presented at AOAC meeting are listed below.

  • Detection of Nodularin in water samples by immunoassay (2010).
  • Detection of Aristolochic Acid, a nephrotoxin, in herbal medicine by immunoassay (2010).
  • Rapid analysis of Florfenicol in lobster hemolymph by enzyme immunoassay (2009).
  • Determination of Bisphenol A in baby bottles by EIA and HPLC/FLD (2008).

Electronic version of the posters will be available upon request.


Beacon’s Microcystin tube and plate kits officially completed the U.S. EPA ETV (Environmental Technology Verification) program.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program in 1995 that verifies the performance of innovative technologies that have the potential to improve protection of human health and the environment. ETV accelerates the entrance of new environmental technologies into domestic and international marketplaces. ETV’s goal is well described as “The goal of ETV is to provide credible performance data for commercial-ready environmental technologies to speed their implementation for the benefit of purchasers, permitters, vendors, financiers, and the public.”


Verification report and statement of Beacon’s Microcystin kit are available at the website (


Beacon’s AOAC PTM granted Aflatoxin kit was published in AOAC magazine, Inside Laboratory Management (March/April, 2011).

Beacon’s Aflatoxin plate kit has achieved the AOAC PTM (Performance Tested Methodssm) granted by AOAC Research Institute. And now, it was officially announced in AOAC magazine, Inside Laboratory Management (March/April, 2011). This article shows good correlation between Beacon kit and HPLC reference method. Also, it was addressed that the testing results for corn samples were within the acceptable precision limits set by USDA’s GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration). In the near future, this will be published in the Journal of AOAC (2011 fall).