Water Testing

Chemicals, Heavy Metals and Bacteria

Food Safety & Testing

Microbiology Services, Nutritional Labeling and Shelf-Life Analysis

Indoor Air Quality

Radon, Mold and Other Airborn Contaminants

Prepared Culture Media

Bottles, Plates, Tubes and Vials

Welcome to Maine's Largest Laboratory Services Provider

NEL offers complete laboratory services including environmental testing and analysis in chemistry and microbiology as well as custom and standard media manufacturing services.

We have a variety of clients in various laboratory intense industries including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, biotechnology, health care and education.

With over 40 years of experience, NEL’s goal is to exceed the expectations of our clients, business partners, associates and employees.

Our friendly knowledgeable technicians and support team are on board to help with any of your questions, technical support and laboratory needs. NEL’s laboratories test seven days a week and provide rapid turnaround with immediate reports via fax or email.Please contact us with any of your analytical or media production needs. And remember to ask about our free overnight shipping, sampling supplies, tape lifts and swabs, and culture media.

Special Announcement - NEL GBS Products Discontinued

After 15 years NEL has received notification from the FDA, a 510(k) is required for most "Group B Strep" (GBS) media products. NEL product part numbers include the T8000 & P8000. A 510(k) submission would require all manufacturers to do an extensive clinical study which will take months to complete.

Therefore NEL recommends a switch to the Lim Broth as a viable alternative to the GBS Medium. The Lim Broth is an enrichment broth. After inoculation and incubation for 18-24 hours the broth is subcultured to TSA w/Sheep Blood, Columbia CNA agar or other appropriate isolation medium for isolating Group B Strep.

We would like to offer you a special introductory price of $8.99 per 10 pack.

Radon Overview

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas from the decay of uranium which can be found in granite and ledge. Inhalation radon gas can potentially harm lung tissue possibly leading to cancer. Learn more...

Colorex™ Chromogenic Media

NEL is now manufacturing Colorex™ chromogenic culture media prepared with the original CHROMagar dehydrated media. Colorex™ chromogenic media products make bacteria detection fast and accurate. We offer Colorex™ products for Educational and Research applications.

We currently have Colorex™ KPC samples in stock. Contact us today!

Water Testing Kits

Water tests kits are used to determine if your water source has contaminants. They screen your water to see what toxins may pose a threat to you. We have many available by request. Learn more...