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Company Profile

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.



Our qualified management team is directed by Ann 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.

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Corporate History

PhycoTech was 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 proprietary, integrated data management software, ASA System 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.

PhycoTech, Inc.
620 Broad Street, Suite 100
St. Joseph, MI 49085, USA
Tel: 1-269-983-3654
Fax: 1-866-728-5579 / 1-269-983-3653

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