Bioanalysis Ilum Farming
Ilum is the best place for farming all Grade 5 and Grade 6 materials for Crew Skills, Bioanalysis being no exception. For the Imperials there is no better zone for farming Bioanalysis materials in than Ilum. Most Bioanalysis materials are found in open places rather than on the walls around the zone, so keep that important bit of information in mind while gathering the nodes here. As far as how many nodes there are, I've found that there will be plenty even with someone else running the same path as you.
Worse come to worse if someone else is taking a lot of your nodes you can always stop to kill the neutral animals along your path. As long as they're silver con to you you will be able to gather materials from their bodies.
This is the path that Imperials will be using to farm materials on Ilum. It's a bit like the Republic path but it goes through all of the Imperial "friendly" zones. The only area where the path cuts over into a Republic area is the blue line in the upper left. The reason I still recommend going up here is because there are a ton of materials for players up here as well as a large chest where it says "Chest" on the map. It's worth fighting your way through this area and at least collecting this chest if nothing else.
There is also a chest in the far northeastern end of the zone but you will need to run through some elites to get up here. Granted by the time you reach the chest they will "leash" you may get dismounted and owned while getting to here depending on what level mount training and mount you have. Aside from that chest there is another one which you will be running by near the Republic Outpost in the center of the zone. Once again this is another small chest and not a big one like what's in the far northwest where the blue line is.
The path you will be following through Ilum is as straight forward as can be, the only thing that may confuse you just a little bit is why the line suddenly gets bold. The only reason I did this is so you didn't confuse the lines when they kind of intersect. The bold path is the line you'll be following on the way BACK to the start point. That's about all you need to know for farming for all Gathering Crew Skills on Ilum (Except Slicing, that needs its own guide and map).
Psychoactive Compound (Grade 5 Material)
Red Goo (Grade 6 Material)
Parasitic Microorganism (Grade 5 Material)
Nutrient Gel (Grade 5 Material)
Quick-Growth Agent (Grade 5 Material)
Immunity Cell Culture (Grade 6 Material)
Mutagenic Paste (Grade 6 Material)
Neurochemical Extract (Grade 6 Material)