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On the Road Again…

Waste Management Conference
WM Sypmposia 2016BAL’s Technical Sales Manager, Jamie Fox, is attending the 42nd Annual Waste Management Conference in Phoenix from March 7 – 10, 2016. This is the premier international conference for the management of radioactive materials and will draw more than 2,000 scientists and waste management professionals from nearly 30 countries to collaborate and learn about the latest issues, research, and progress on a range of topics including heavy metals challenges. BAL is the leading provider of specialty trace metals analytical services and method development for many of the sites in the US tasked with handling legacy environmental contamination and wastes (view BAL’s Radioactive Material License). Jamie would love to connect with you while there, so let us know if you will be attending!

AOAC International Midyear Meeting
AOAC International Midyear MeetingBAL’s President/CEO, Michelle Briscoe, and Director of Business Development, Russ Gerads, will be attending the AOAC International Midyear Meeting in Gaithersburg, which is held March 14 – 18, 2016. Michelle is a member of the AOAC Expert Review Panel on Heavy Metals, and at this meeting that Panel will be tasked with reviewing submitted methods for the analysis of arsenic speciation in food and beverages. The method submitted by Russ on behalf of BAL will be one of the five methods reviewed.

BAL is now cGMP Compliant!

Quality assurance managers and scientists at BAL have worked with the pharmaceutical industry for over ten years supporting both biological and synthetic production of API’s. The two most recent audits by the pharmaceutical industry have identified that BAL is cGMP compliant and can be used for quality assurance testing of final products. These passing audits are not only a testament to our quality and management systems, but also to our scientific approach for method development and validation. BAL strives to produce the most scientifically advanced methods in the industry with compliance to FDA, CFR, and ICH protocols. Technology, defensibility, and customer service differentiates BAL from the competition. Contact us today to identify how partnering with BAL can help you meet your current and future analytical needs for research and product testing in the pharmaceutical industry.

Our Tenant Improvements are Completed!

Sampling Equipment Decontamination Clean RoomNearly a year after the merger of Brooks Rand Labs and Applied Speciation & Consulting, and five months after consolidating into Brooks Applied Labs’ current location in Bothell, WA, our remodeling is finally completed! As part of the many improvements finished up last month, BAL now has a brand new Sampling Equipment Decontamination Clean Room. The lab is fed by HEPA-filtered air and contains large vats of nitric and hydrochloric acids and deep well-ventilated sinks for rinsing equipment. This facility allows BAL to safely acid-clean a wide range of sampling equipment, including sample bottles, tubing, carboys for reagent water, and field-filtration units. Every piece of equipment that BAL sends out to our clients, including every sample bottle, is acid-cleaned and/or lot tested to ensure all sampling equipment is Certified Clean down to BAL’s ultra-low reporting limits. If you find yourself in the Seattle area and you’d like to come take a tour of our newly remodeled 18,000 sf laboratory, we’d be happy to show you around, so contact us!