Prepared Culture Media

Bottles, Plates, Tubes and Vials

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

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.

NEL is happy to announce the addition of eight new drop-off locations across the state.

Samples may now be brought to The Mailing Center in Auburn, the UPS Stores in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, and Rockland in addition to our drop-off locations in Gorham, Winslow, and Westbrook.

Samples delivered to The Mailing Center or the UPS Stores will be shipped UPS Ground Monday - Thursday and USPS Priority on Fridays to the Winslow Lab. There is no cost to you, postage is on us!

Samples may also be hand delivered to either laboratory location in Winslow or Westbrook as well as either of our two drop-box locations in Gorham and Lewiston!

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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.

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...