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Brooks Applied Remains Open

Brooks Applied Remains Open

COVID-19 and Brooks Applied LabsBrooks Applied Labs provides testing services that are essential to continuing to protect public health, the environment, and food safety during this unprecedented time. We are committed to safeguarding our community and the health and safety of our dedicated employees is of the utmost importance.

We are open for business and continue to offer nearly all of our full list of laboratory services. Approximately half of our staff are working remotely and only those scientists critical to supporting laboratory operations are working on-site. Available lab staff are working in two non-overlapping shifts, and all common areas and laboratory spaces are professionally sanitized between shifts.

During this time, we may have a slightly reduced workforce, which may have an impact on turnaround times (TAT); however, we do not anticipate this impact to be significant at this time. We also may not be able to offer R&D services or non-routine services on a typical TAT. Our shipping and receiving department will no longer be open to accept deliveries on Saturdays until further notice.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding on-going projects, please contact your BAL Project Manager. If you have any questions about upcoming projects, please contact your BAL Technical Services representative. Contact information for all of our staff can be found here.

With everyone’s diligence we can ensure that essential laboratory services will continue uninterrupted as we all do our part to protect the community and slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How is COVID-19 Impacting Brooks Applied Labs?

How is COVID-19 Impacting Brooks Applied Labs?

COVID-19 and Brooks Applied LabsBrooks Applied Labs currently remains open and all regular business operations are proceeding as close to normal as possible. At this point, we do not anticipate any delays in deliverables. BAL takes the safety of our staff seriously and we are following guidance on preventative measures from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and from Public Health Seattle & King County with regard to COVID-19. This includes directing most of our client-facing and administrative staff to work from home and ensuring adequate social distancing for the lab staff that do not have that option. We have the technology in place to keep operations running smoothly with a high percentage of remote workers still connected via call forwarding and remote worker phones. So far, BAL is weathering being at the epicenter of this hurricane quite well and our clients can count on us to continue to be there to meet their needs for the foreseeable future.

Brooks Applied Labs Presents at Congressional Briefing

Michelle Briscoe and Joel CreswellMichelle Briscoe, President/CEO of BAL, presented last month at a Congressional Briefing for the bi-partisan and bi-cameral Congressional Chemistry Caucus as part of a contingent from the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL). The theme of the briefing was “Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Environment: Independent Testing Laboratories and the Federal Government”. Ms. Briscoe, pictured with the moderator of the briefing, Dr. Joel Creswell, legislative aid for Rep. Lipinski (D-IL), discussed the role independent specialty laboratories play supporting governmental agencies and cutting-edge research. She provided diverse examples of how BAL was working with the EPA on method development and the FDA on characterization of toxic compounds in food, as well as how BAL supports the FDA-regulated biopharmaceutical industry through characterization of trace metals impacting commercial production of oncology drugs. Visit the BAL website for more information on any of these topics!