ABOUT OUR BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANY

Beacon Analytical Systems, Inc. is an ISO 9001-2015 certified biotechnology company 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.

Since 1996, Beacon 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. Beacon also provides contract method development for companies requiring custom methods specific to their testing needs. 

ISO 9001 Certification Renewal

November 02, 2018

Beacon was approved for ISO 9001:2015 certification renewal for their quality management system for immunochemical test kit development, manufacturing, and support activities by National Quality Assurance (NQA), USA, an ANAB accredited organization.

Beacon Microcystin Test Kits Were Used to Monitor Algal Bloom in Lakes

July 18, 2018

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

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.

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

October 05, 2011

The performance of Beacon’s AOAC PTM granted Aflatoxin Plate Kit was published in 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 (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.”

Beacon’s AOAC PTM-Granted Aflatoxin Kit was Published in AOAC Magazine, Inside Laboratory Management (March/April, 2011)

April 01, 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).

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Beacon Analytical Systems, INC.

82 Industrial Park Road 

Saco, Maine 04072 

Phone: 207-571-4302 | Fax: 207-602-6502

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Aristolochic Acid Poster

Detection of Aristolochic Acid, a Nephrotoxin, in Herbal Medicine by Immunoassay. AOAC 2010