Beta Analytic Ltd. (BETA)
Beta Analytic Inc. (BETA) is the world's largest radiocarbon dating laboratory, headquartered in Miami. BETA was founded in 1979 with a commitment to meeting the demand of the scientific community with rapid delivery of results and responsiveness to customer needs. Rapid turnaround times were essential to the emerging contract archaeology industry. The now mature Cultural Resource Management industry continues to rely heavily on BETA for its radiocarbon dating needs, as do researchers working in geology, hydrology and climate science.
BETA was a key technical advisor and co-developer of the ASTM D6866 method that uses the principles of radiocarbon dating to test biobased materials. The laboratory has been involved in a number of related standardisation initiatives worldwide in addition to providing precise measurements and expertise to engineers and manufacturers.
In addition, BETA provides the analytical tools that allow companies and regulators to fulfil the requirements of greenhouse gas and renewable energy protocols, giving a higher yield on alternative fuels use. The fundamental goal of current climate change laws and regulations (i.e. Kyoto Protocol, UK's Renewable Obligation, EU ETS, California's AB32) is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting renewable energy. BETA supports initiatives that tackle climate change and offers the industrial sector access to the best available technology that is capable of delivering accurate data, both efficiently and reliably. Understanding and satisfying this need has allowed BETA to establish a global clientele of top governmental and commercial organisations, scientists and engineers.
Since 2008, BETA has been continually awarded the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, a guarantee of accuracy and precision, which boosts BETA's reputation as a highly competent and reliable testing and calibration laboratory. With this accreditation, BETA continues its excellence in AMS analysis of archaeological, geological, groundwater, carbon emission, biobased, and biofuel samples.