ABOUT OUR ELISA KIT COMPANY
Beacon Analytical Systems, Inc. is an ELISA biotechnology company and ELISA kits supplier located in Saco, Maine, USA. Beacon currently occupies 10,000 sq. ft. of combined laboratory and office space, where it houses both research and development, and manufacturing operations. As America's top ELISA kit distributor, our QC laboratory is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard (certificate # 5433.01) by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for a defined scope and the operation of the laboratory quality management system.
Since 1996, Beacon Analytical, the USA's #1 ELISA kits manufacturer, has specialized in the production of immunodiagnostic test kits for environmental, agriculture, and food safety markets. We have developed a number of immunoassay test kits in each of these areas with select kits possessing U.S. EPA ETV verifications, USDA GIPSA certifications, and AOAC validations. Outside of ELISA test kits, Beacon also provides contract method development for companies requiring custom methods specific to their ELISA testing needs.
OUR MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS
Microcystin Test Kits
Aflatoxin Test Kits
Atrazine Test Kits
Cylindrospermopsin Test Kits
Saxitoxin Test Kits
Melamine Test Kits
Mycotoxin Test Kits
Detection of Aristolochic Acid, a Nephrotoxin, in Herbal Medicine by Immunoassay. AOAC 2010
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation Renewal
Beacon Analytical Systems, Inc. is pleased to report that our laboratory has successfully completed ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation renewal.
We encourage you to view our scope of accreditation so you can take advantage of the accredited services we can offer!
Valid until November 30th, 2023
Beacon Launches Two Endotoxin Detection Test Kits
October 27th, 2020
Beacon is proud to announce the launch of two new test kits for the quantitative determination of endotoxin in aqueous samples. Both kits are kinetic, colorimetric assays based on an enzymatic cascade where endotoxin present in a control, calibrator or sample activates Factor C in Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL). The LAL used in these test kits is harvested from horseshoe crabs in a sustainable manner in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The EndoAlert ES Plate Kit (cat# 20-0321-ES) is specifically formulated to detect and react only with endotoxin and is unreactive to (1,3) B-D glucans which are cell wall components of fungi. Since 1996 Beacon has been committed to providing quality immunoassay test kits and this new product line will help us better serve the community.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation
Beacon Analytical Systems, Inc. is proud to announce that our laboratory is now accredited to the International Organization for Standardization/ International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17025:2017 standard by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard encompasses and expands upon the ISO 9001:2015 requirements with a greater emphasis on laboratory operational competency and generation of valid results.
We encourage you to view our scope of accreditation so you can take advantage of the new services we have to offer!
Our laboratory has always been committed to providing exceptional products and services and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 reaffirms that commitment.
We look forward to using our new accreditation to further serve you!
Valid until November 30th, 2021
ISO 9001:2015 Certification Renewal
Beacon was approved for ISO 9001:2015 certification renewal for their quality management system for immunochemical test kit development, manufacturing, and support activities by the National Quality Assurance (NQA), USA, an ANAB accredited organization.
Valid until December 14th, 2019
Beacon Microcystin Test Kits Were Used to Monitor Algal Blooms in Lakes
Beacon is currently assisting scientists from government agencies and a university to analyze two lakes in a tropical region of Central America for the presence of microcystins in drinking water sources.
ISO 9001 Certification
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.
Valid until December 14th, 2019
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 in the Journal of AOAC International, Vol 94, No 5, 1519-1530, 2011. "Aflatoxin Plate Kit, Performance Tested MethodSM 081003".
Beacon's kit was independently tested, evaluated, and certified by the AOAC Research Institute as a Performance Tested MethodSM.
Beacon's Microcystin Tube and Plate Kits Officially Completed the U.S. EPA ETV Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program in 1995 which 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 market places. 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, financers, and the public".
Beacon's AOAC PTM-Granted Aflatoxin Kit was Published in the AOAC Magazine, Inside Laboratory Management.
Beacon's Aflatoxin Plate Kit has achieved the AOAC Performance Tested Methodssm (PTM) granted by the AOAC Research Institute. It was officially announced in AOAC Magazine, Inside Laboratory Management (March/April 2011). This article shows good correlation between the Beacon kit and the HPLC reference method. Also, it was addressed that the testing results for corn samples were within the acceptable precision limits set by the USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). In the near future, this will be published in the Journal of AOAC (Fall 2011).