Beacon Analytical Systems, Inc. is a 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. The laboratory is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

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/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation

December 06, 2019

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 linked below 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 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.

Valid until December 14th, 2019

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.

Valid until December 14th, 2019

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

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