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What is Speciation?

What is Speciation?

A chemical species is the specific form of an element defined as to isotopic composition, electronic or oxidation state, and/or complex or molecular structure. Speciation analysis is the analytical activities of identifying and/or measuring the quantities of one or...

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BAL is On the Road to NEMC

BAL is On the Road to NEMC

Brooks Applied Labs’ VP of Operations, Annie Carter, will be very active at next month’s National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC), held August 5-9 in Jacksonville, FL. First, Annie will be presenting in the “Best Practices for Managing Environmental...

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BAL President/CEO Celebrates 15 Years!

BAL President/CEO Celebrates 15 Years!

Michelle Briscoe joined Brooks Applied Labs (formerly Brooks Rand Labs) in 2004 as our VP of Analytical Services and Technical Director. In 2013, she ascended to the helm as our President/CEO and went on to successfully lead two companies through a complex merger in...

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Welcoming Baby Thomas to the BAL Family

Welcoming Baby Thomas to the BAL Family

Brooks Applied Labs’ would like to congratulate Advanced Chemist, Stephen Springer, and his wife Sylvia, on the birth of their new baby boy: Thomas Ferreira Springer. Baby Thomas was born on Wednesday, June 25th, weighing in at just over six pounds. From all of us at...

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Shipping Samples to BAL from Outside the US

Shipping Samples to BAL from Outside the US

BAL analyzes samples from all over the world on a regular basis. Shipping samples across borders from a foreign country to the US is not uncommon, but there are special regulations and recommended best practices to review prior to shipping samples. Before shipping...

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BAL Road Warriors are Out and About!

BAL Road Warriors are Out and About!

Earlier this month, on June 13th, Brooks Applied Labs scientists were presenting at a meeting of the North American Metals Council (NAMC) Selenium Working Group in Calgary. Ben Wozniak (Technical Services Specialist) gave a talk on the Formation and Identification of...

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BAL Cyclers Ride for Bike-O-Ween

BAL Cyclers Ride for Bike-O-Ween

May was Bike Everywhere Month and several of us from BAL’s bike team - Pedal to the Metal - joined in! Captain Frank McFarland, Rick Manson, Fiona Bellows, and Colin Brady participated this year by riding their bikes around the Seattle area as much as possible,...

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Filtered Beer & Wine can have Higher Arsenic and Lead Levels

Filtered Beer & Wine can have Higher Arsenic and Lead Levels

There have been many research publications in recent years detailing the heavy metal levels in alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine, but few of these investigate how the processing of these beverages may influence the levels of toxic metals. The results of a new...

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Brooks Applied Labs is on the Road Again…

Brooks Applied Labs is on the Road Again…

On June 12th and 13th, BAL’s Russ Gerads and Ben Wozniak will be attending the North American Metals Council (NAMC) meeting in Calgary, Alberta in support of the Selenium Working Group. Our involvement in this focused workgroup is a testament to BAL’s expertise and...

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