March 2010:Press coverage — Editorial featuring BioLumix in Nutritional Outlook magazine

ValidationValidating Alternative Testing Systems. Excerpt: “Simpler, faster, more-streamlined tests can save time and expense—but the systems have to comply with relevant USP standards. By June 25, all dietary supplement manufacturers will have to comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs)—regardless of whether companies have 1000 employees or 10. When FDA comes to call, you must be ready to prove that your products meet every part of the CGMPs.”(read more… )

January 2010:New product announcement — The ready-to-use Salmonella Assay Vial!

Salmonella Testing

The Salmonella vial’s sensor detects production of CO2. CO2 generated by Salmonellametabolism in the liquid medium placed above the sensor, diffuses into the sensor and interacts with an indicator reagent to provide an indication of the presence of the carbon dioxide. The selective medium inhibits all gram-positive organisms and many gram-negative organisms. (read more… )

 

January 2010:Industry announcement — BioLumix is developing a new automated Preservative Efficacy Test (PET) for the cosmetic and toiletry industries.

Cosmetic Toiletry Safety The fundamental principle of the microbial challenge (PET) is based on the concept of measuring the survival ability of selected microorganisms that are purposely introduced into a preserved test product system. The test product containing the inhibitory system is inoculated with the desired pool at the target level of bacteria (105-6 cfu/gram) and yeasts and molds (105-4cfu/gram). At the desired sampling interval (day 0, 7, 14 and 28 days) a sample is analyzed to determine the reduction in counts. The vial is tested on the BioLumix instrument for 22 hours for bacteria and for 48 hours for yeast and molds. The DT’s are converted to Log cfu/g. and the Log reduction is calculated. The main advantage of this method is the automation of the process and the labor savings that it offers. It was estimated that it takes ~ 1/5 of the labor to perform the BioLumix assay compared to the standard plate count method. The new BioLumix assay offers savings in time, labor, materials, and plate space. Please contact us today for a free product trial.

cGMP Compliant, Rapid BioLumix System Exhibited at the Direct Sell Expo November 17th-18th

Engredea LogoBioLumix exhibited at the second annual nutritional and cosmetic Direct Selling Expo located in the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy UT, November 17th – 18th. BioLumix showed how our cGMP compliant Rapid Microbiological Method can streamline your microbial testing while saving you time and money. The event website is: http://www.directsellexpo.com/

Cosmetic Science Symposium & Expo: October 25-27 in Newark, NJ

Engredea LogoThe Expo was sponsored by the Personal Care Products Council (Formerly CTFA), and attracted more than 300 industry leaders and decision-makers. During the conference, personal care products personnel one-stop shopping for information about Microbiology, Quality Assurance, Safety, and Environmental. The event website is http://www.personalcarecouncil.org/category/events

PDA’s Sixth Annual Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology: October 17-18, 2011 in Bethesda, MD

PDA 2011 LogoThe PDA’s conference brought together all levels of industry professionals to network and benefit from a program that demystifies the underlying science of microbiology and sought to solve the problems that the industry faces on a daily basis. The event website is http://www.pda.org/MainMenuCategory/GlobalEventCalendarandRegistration/PDAs-6th-Annual-Global-Conference-on-Pharmaceutical-Microbiology.aspx

Natural Expo East: September 22-24, 2011, in Baltimore, MD

Natural Expo East logoBioLumix had Joined the East Coast’s largest Natural, Organic, and Health Products Business Community in attending the Natural Expo in Baltimore. BioLumix exhibited together with more than 1300 exhibits: Health & Beauty, Functional Ingredients, Natural & Specialty Foods, Natural Living, Organic, Pet Products, and Supplements. The event website ishttp://www.expoeast.com/

Dairy Show: September 19-21, 2011, in Atlanta, GA

Natural Expo East logoBioLumix exhibited in the International Dairy Show in Atlanta, showing how BioLumix can make the microbiological testing simpler, faster, and automated – saving your company time, labor and money and offering a comprehensive range of microbiological tests for raw ingredients and finished products, as well as processing water and environmental testing. The event website is http://www.dairyshow.com/

July 15, 2011 – BioLumix Introduces a new Bacillus cereus vial:

Bacillus cereusBacillus cereus is responsible for 5% of foodborne illnesses worldwide, causing severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Detecting potential B. cereus as quickly and easily as possible is of paramount importance. A wide variety of foods including meats, milk, vegetables, and fish have been associated with the diarrheal type food poisoning. A new vial (BCP) was developed specifically for B. cereus detection in the BioLumix system. It uses the CO2 sensor at the bottom of the vial. The new BC vial recovers well vegetative cells as well as spores. The method used is very simple; just pipette the diluted sample into the vial. The results are obtained in 24 hours or less.

June 2, 2011 – BioLumix DMF Submission for Rapid Microbiological System Accepted by FDA:

Customer Survey

Ann Arbor, MI, May 20, 2011: BioLumix announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have accepted a BioLumix Drug Master File (DMF) entitled “Microbiological Rapid Method for the Detection and Enumeration of Microorganisms in Pharmaceutical Products”.  The DMF provides specific technical and regulatory information to the FDA which allows companies planning to use the BioLumix Rapid Microbiological System to obtain regulatory approvals for prescription drugs.

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