COVID-19 Notice: WE ARE OPEN AND OPERATING NORMALLY
Beta Analytic, as a laboratory, is considered an essential business under Florida's statewide Stay-at-Home Order. Taking the necessary measures to maintain employees' safety, we continue to operate and accept samples for analysis. Please contact us BEFORE sending your samples so we can recommend you the best way to proceed.

Beta Analytic Recent News

Beta Analytic Webinar #3 – Nutrient Source Tracking

Published on June 22, 2020

Isotopes 101: Nutrient Source Tracking
Date & Time: July 1, 2020 - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Speaker: Sean P. Ahearn, Beta Analytic’s project manager for water services

REGISTER HERE to watch the webinar anytime.

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Beta Analytic 2020 Holiday Schedule

Published on January 3, 2020

Please be informed that the Miami lab will be closed during these periods (all dates inclusive): • January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) • February 17 (Presidents’ Day) • May 25 (Memorial Day) • July 3 (Independence Day) • September 7 (Labor Day) • October 12 (Columbus Day) • November 11 (Veteran’s Day) • November 26-27 (Thanksgiving Holiday period) • December 23-25 (Christmas Holiday period) • January 1, 2021 (New Year's Day) Read More

BioPreferred Program – Choosing a Qualified Lab for Biobased Content Testing

Published on June 29, 2018

Not all laboratories providing ASTM D6866 biobased content testing are qualified to provide such service to applicants of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred Program. Read More

Verifying Natural Products: Is Carbon-14 Analysis Necessary?

Published on April 10, 2018

essential oils carbon 14 analysisAs natural products become more popular, so follows the increasing incentive for adulteration. There are many testing methods available to help authenticate natural products. However, owing to the complexity of many natural products and new adulteration methods, there is no single test that can guarantee 100% authenticity. Read More

Beta Analytic Webinar #2 – Isotopes in Hydrology

Published on May 22, 2020

Isotopes 101 Webinar - Isotopes in Hydrology
Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Speaker: Sean P. Ahearn, Beta Analytic’s project manager for water services

UPDATE: The webinar has ended. You may register here to watch this recording on-demand.

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Carbon-14 Test Shows Biobased Content of Skincare Products

Published on May 15, 2020

A recent edition of Personal Care North America features Beta Analytic's article highlighting the importance of Carbon-14 testing in the skincare industry.

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Join Beta Analytic’s Webinar on Isotopic Analysis

Published on April 20, 2020

Isotopes 101 Webinar - Your introduction to Isotopic Analysis
Date: April 29, 2020
Time: 10 AM EST or 3 PM EST

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Tax Credits for Renewable Chemical Producers in the US

Published on April 7, 2020

To incentivize the production of chemicals made from renewable resources, Iowa and Maine have implemented tax credit programs.

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Biobased Labels and Authentication through Carbon-14

Published on March 23, 2020

Biobased product demand is seeing exponential growth over the years with market value expected to reach over $94 million by 2026. Biobased ingredients are used for a variety of applications such as personal care and cosmetics, packaging, pharmaceutical, biofuel, waste-to-energy, and food and beverage sectors. Read More

Carbon-14 Testing is Useful in Growing Bioplastics Industry

Published on March 11, 2020

There has been a rising demand for sustainable alternatives in place of conventional plastic material.

Production of biobased plastics allows for a more sustainable option since bioplastics are made from renewable sources (e.g. plant material) as opposed to petroleum-based ingredients, writes Beta Analytic Marketing Manager Haley Gershon in bioplastics MAGAZINE.

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Isotopic Fingerprinting for Stormwater

Published on February 25, 2020

In an episode of the #SavingStormwater Podcast, Beta Analytic’s Project Manager for Water Service, Sean Ahearn, talks about solving stormwater management mysteries and how isotopic fingerprinting is a valuable tool in the process.

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Beta Subsidiary Isobar Science is now Accepting Samples

Published on February 6, 2020

Beta Analytic provides high-quality and timely results for several services including radiocarbon dating, stable isotope analysis, biobased carbon testing, natural product testing, biogenic carbon testing of biofuels and waste-derived fuels including CO2 emissions, and nitrate source tracking. As of 2020, the lab's subsidiary Isobar Science is offering high-precision elemental analysis of isotopes, isotope ratios using wet chemistry, (LA-)MC-ICP-MS, and IRMS.

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Carbon-14 Testing Co-processed Fuels

Published on January 7, 2020

Efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions drive the growing production and use of biofuel blends. Beta Analytic’s Haley Gerson shares that fuel manufacturers have co-processed bio-oil with petroleum feeds as it is a cost-effective way to produce biofuels by using existing refinery processes, storage and transport infrastructure. Co-processing is also beneficial since it may help mitigate availability issues of biomass-derived fuels.

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