Boston Analytical Mission & History


Boston Analytical, Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality analytical testing services to companies and organizations in the pharmaceutical industry in support of their NDAs, ANDAs, INDs, Release Testing and Stability Projects. All work will be performed within FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), client requirements, internal Quality Assurance Objectives, and internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


Boston Analytical was founded in 1987 by Robert McBride and Gary Feinstein. Roommates at the University of Massachusetts, Bob and Gary started the company shortly after graduating from college. Gary was working for an area lab and had determined that the biggest issue for clients was the turnaround time of results. It was then that Bob and Gary decided to start their own lab - and Boston Analytical was born. Originally located in Everett, MA the company shortly moved to North Reading, MA.

In 1991, Bob and Gary moved the company to our current home in Salem, NH which is approximately 32 miles north of Boston. For the next 15 years or so, Gary and Bob steadily grew Boston Analytical, by both revenues and employees.

In 2009, Boston Analytical was acquired by Alpha Analytical, an environmental lab located in Westborough, MA. Founded in 1985 by Jim Carlin and Scott McLean, Alpha Analytical is the largest environmental laboratory in New England and nationally renowned and recognized for their analytical capabilities. In fact, Alpha is currently ranked 8th on the list of top 30 U.S environmental lab companies by TechKnowledgey Strategic Group. Alpha's unsurpassed customer service and unequaled quality systems have set them apart from their competition for many years.

With the financial backing and great reputation of Alpha Analytical behind Boston Analytical, we've been able to flourish over the past few years. From purchasing new lab equipment, to launching new services such as Elemental Analysis utilizing ICP-MS and Water Activity Analysis, we've also made significant additions to our team of laboratory experts have also added over 5,000 square feet to our current facility in Salem NH.

As we look towards the future, we remain dedicated to our mission and we look forward to providing you with the highest quality analytical testing services. If you would like more information on how Boston Analytical can help you and your company, please contact us today.

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