Laboratory Development

Beacon Laboratory Development Program

The bar has been raised for data and for analysts –Is your laboratory up to the challenge?

Several states have mandated accreditation—and others are expected to follow suit—yet many laboratories are not prepared to meet accreditation standards. Laboratories are expected to have an established quality system, controlled documents and procedures, and defensible data output. Alloway’s Beacon program will guide your laboratory to excellence.

Beacon combines the ease of an out-of-the-box solution with the flexibility of customized products. Alloway’s Beacon program addresses the core issues of laboratory development in one complete package. Beacon includes four integrated components: Quality Assurance System, Analytical Process System, Process-Control Software, and Service and Support. With these components you receive all the necessary documents, forms, software, and training.

Beacon is the product of over 35 years of experience and countless successful audits. See how Beacon can revitalize your laboratory.

Beacon Components

Beacon Quality Assurance System

quality assurance system helps a laboratory to meet the rigors of accreditation and consistently produce high-quality data.  Beacon’s Quality Assurance System supports these objectives. Beacon provides a Quality Assurance Manual and coordinating SOPs that outline everything a laboratory needs for a quality system:  corrective action, SOP control, documentation and labeling of standards and reagents, sample tracking, QC performance requirements, training of lab personnel, ethical conduct, and QA assignments. These documents are tailored to your laboratory’s unique needs.

Beacon Analytical Process System

A top-notch analytical system is based on method-compliant and up-to-date standard operating procedures (SOPs). Beacon’s Analytical Process System standardizes sample handling, analysis, documentation, and reporting. Beacon includes customizable SOPs that present the entire analytical process system in detail. These SOPs are accompanied by the necessary forms, logs, calculators, and software. With Beacon, your laboratory will generate accurate and defensible results for every test, every time.

Beacon Process-Control Software

Process control includes the supporting activities that ensure the analytical process is “in control” and operating within specified limits. Process-control data can be voluminous and quickly become disorganized. Beacon provides automated process-control software that reduces the error factor and ultimately improves the defensibility of your test results.

You receive two software solutions with Beacon:

Method Detection Limit Calculator
This Microsoft Excel-based software calculates Method Detection Limits (MDLs).

Basic Quality Control Software 
This Microsoft Excel-based system generates control charts and batch records.

Beacon Service & Support

With Beacon, your laboratory will never be without qualified support from a trusted resource. You receive on-site training, telephone and e-mail support, and access to a resource network of other Beacon users. The Beacon Support Staff is comprised of experienced environmental laboratory analysts and trained quality-assurance experts. Laboratory excellence is possible when you partner with quality people.

Please contact us for a quote.

Customized Laboratory Development Program

Sometimes your laboratory development may not fit neatly into one category or program. Alloway can meet your unique needs, whether you’re looking for method development, quality system development, laboratory space analysis, method-specific training, audits, or more. Contact us with your challenge and see how we can design a program that works for you.