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. 

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).

Beacon Analytical Systems, INC.

82 Industrial Park Road 

Saco, Maine 04072 

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

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