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PhycoTech is an
environmental consulting company specializing in the analysis
of freshwater and marine algae, zooplankton, macroinvertebrates,
and bacteria. We are a leader in our industry, providing our
customers with a wide variety of related services based on the
most current technology, including permanently mounted, archival
slides of both algae and zooplankton. We are committed to improving
water quality, while providing our
staff and associates
with a flexible work schedule in an atmosphere that fosters
creativity, initiative, and continuous skills development.
qualified management team is directed by
St. Amand, Ph.D., President and includes Denise Clark, Laboratory
Manager. We are experienced in the direction of administration,
marketing, research and development, and technical services.
At present, we analyze of lake, reservoir, stream, well and marine
samples (including gut analysis on fish and invertebrates) for
suspended and attached algae, zooplankton, macroinvertebrates
and bacteria. We also process core samples for diatoms and bluegreen
akinetes. PhycoTech has three research grade Olympus Microscopes
(two with Phase and Nomarski optics and Epifluorescence), and
we also have access to Scanning Electron Microscopy facilities
through the University of Notre Dame. We provide our customers
with a range of associated services, which include permanently
mounted slides, data analysis available in multiple computer formats,
photographic services (2x2 slides, photographs, scanned images
on CD), sales of microscopic accessories and archival services.
founded in 1990 as a home based business. In January, 1994,
in response to increased demand for our services and a much
larger volume of in-house samples, PhycoTech moved to a larger
laboratory/office facility, (approximately 800 sq. ft. with
1200 sq. ft. storage area.) In an effort to continue to meet
the challenges of an increased workload and the additional services
that PhycoTech provides, along with future demands, in August
1998, PhycoTech moved into a new building with approximately
10,000 sq. ft. of office and laboratory space. We continue to upgrade
our computers, hardware and software to stay current with
industry standards and avoid security issues. In October, 2002, PhycoTech introduced its
data management software,
which continues to be updated as needed.
PhycoTech incorporated as an S Corporation in the State of Michigan
in August 1995. We are registered to do business in several
other states including Florida, Oregon, and Washington. The State of Michigan offers WOB certification through the Michigan
Department of Transportation, and we successfully qualified
for our DBE certification in October, 2000.