Bigelow Analytical Services

Putting Advanced Technology to Work

The Bigelow Analytical Services (BAS) Facility is located on Bigelow Laboratory Ocean Science and Education Campus in East Boothbay, Maine. The state-of-the-art facility provides analytical services to public and private entities. This advanced technology is available to local, national, and international researchers in all fields of study including marine chemistry, aquaculture, pharmacy, and fisheries. Our experienced scientists and technicians provide the highest quality testing in a timely manner.

Bigelow Analytical Services include:

  • HPLC (including photodiode array and fluorescence detection and post-column oxidation approaches)
  • LC-QQQ-MS (LC with triple-quadrupole mass-spectrometer)
  • LC-TOF-MS (LC with time-of-flight mass spectrometer, including DART ion source)
  • EA-IRMS (elemental analyser coupled to an isotope ratio mass spectrometry)

Scientist working in lab.

Bigelow Analytical Services

Dr. Stephen Archer, Director
Phone: +1 207 315-2567
Craig Burnell, ext. 512
Carmen Cartisano, ext. 509

Areas of analysis include:

  • Microalgal nutritional value, including PUFA, osmolyte and pigment composition and elemental ratios)
  • Biotoxin analysis, including PSP, ASP and DSPs.
  • Stable isotope analysis, including 13C and 15N tracer approaches
  • Bromoform analysis
  • Phenolic content analysis utilizing Folin-Ciocalteu’s assay or 2,4-dimethoxybenzaldehyde (DMBA) assay

BAS is open to requests for new approaches and analyses. Please email us for more information. Click the links in the "Services" menu for more details on our work.