BioLumix RMM platform featured in Latest Edition of NutraCos Journal

Introduction

The BioLumix platforms Rapid Microbiological Method (RMM) was recently featured in NutraCos journal for its ability to offer a multitude of unprecedented advantages to companies, as well as its versatility across various industries. NutraCos is an international journal that features articles on everything from nutraceuticals and probiotics, to regulations and policy.1 Given the rapidity of technological advancement, and the complex structural nature of the cosmetic, OTC and nutraceutical industries, many companies and individuals utilize NutraCos as a way to stay current with the latest developments throughout the world. In the journals January/April 2013 edition, our President, Dr. Ruth Eden, and Senior Research Microbiologist, Roger Brideau, explain the technology, as well as the benefits of the BioLumix automated microbial testing system to an international audience.2

 

Why Use Rapid Microbiological Methods?
Rapid microbiological methods are technologies that allow their users to get microbiological test results faster compared to traditional USP methodologies, which use plates and require a minimum of two to seven days in order to achieve complete results.  The BioLumix system can report results within hours, and all final results are available within 48 hours. This can dramatically impact key profit drivers by eliminating the wait for microbial results that can tie up working capital and often results in storage expenses and delays in supplying products to the market. Essentially, inventory stays on the floor instead of going out the door to the customer/patient population.  A shortening of the length of the manufacturing cycle means less required working capital investments, and simplifies rapid microbiology.

RMM Using BIOLUMIX
The systems three components consist of a modular instrument, disposable vials, and a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant computerized software package, the latter of which provides the user with an audit trail, operator identification, a data management system, and multiple customizable report formats. This process functions by continually monitoring the changes of a broth medium in which target organisms grow. The BioLumix system uses a CO2 sensor at the top of each disposable vial to detect released CO2, which is produced by all microorganisms, as well as reagents at the bottom of each vial, which measure changes in color/fluorescence of the broth medium by way of light intensity units in response to microbial metabolism.

 

The BioLumix system is extremely versatile and is capable of performing most microbiological assays tests, such as those for microbial content (microbial enumeration of total counts and yeast and molds), objectionable organisms, suitability testing and preservative efficacy testing.

A suitability test, to show usage of an adequate neutralizer inactivates the preservative in the product being tested. This demonstrates that if organisms are in fact present they will be able to grow and be detected. The suitability test can be performed very simply and quickly with the BioLumix system.

Testing of any cosmetic, pharmaceutical or personal care product should include a survey for contamination often referred to as testing for Microbial Content, which uses assays designed to measure the growth of bacteria, yeasts and molds to flag products for the presence of contaminants.3, 4 For most cosmeceutical products, regulations state that total aerobic count should be <100 cfu/g, and that yeast and mold counts should be <10 cfu/g. The workflow of the testing of a personal care sample for the presence of microbial contamination is very simple and requires a fraction of the time and labor needed to perform the same tests using the USP methodology.  Each product can also be assayed specifically for the detection of E coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella species.

Upon determination that a product has been properly neutralized and has very low levels of contamination, the user can conduct a Preservative Efficacy Test (PET), sometimes referred to as the Antimicrobial Efficacy Tests. This test is required for all cosmetic and personal care products in the United States and follows the guidelines set forth by USP 51.5 Briefly put, the product must be challenged within individual containers, each going through this process separately using one of the five required organisms, which include ATCC established strains of E. coli, S. aureus, P. auruginosa, C. albicans, and A. brasiliensis. The PET assay measures the reduction of a high inoculum (106-107 cfu/g) in the presence of a product containing preservative over 28 days, which also tests the ability of the preservative to prevent a rebound of an organism (regrowth). After these tests the BioLumix software produces a certificate of analysis with a succinct report of the microbiological properties of each product for use at your convenience. This equates to proactive detection of contaminated products, and ensures that minimal resources are spent on production and subsequent recall of said products if they are found to be contaminated.

Conclusion

The BioLumix Rapid Microbiology System can save multiple days of time to reach the assay endpoint versus traditional plate methods.  This time saving could dramatically impact key profit drivers, such as elimination of idle time with raw materials, work in progress, and speed to finished goods. Faster detection of microbial contamination also results in faster corrective action in the event that material is above the targeted specification level. Earlier awareness of contamination problems in production runs can result in less production of defective final finished goods. By significantly decreasing the manufacturing cycle, one can lower their required working capital investment.

The BioLumix instrument is a straightforward and easy to use system that allows for rapid and accurate results.  The system is fully automated including data archiving, data maintenance, and report generation. It is paperless and efficient; saving on disposables, time and space. In short, BioLumix streamlines microbiological testing, delivering a simpler, faster, and automated solution saving your company significant time, labor and money.

To read the whole article complete with direct comparison tables and figures, visit our scientific presentations page. (http://www.mybiolumix.com/scientific-presentations/)

 

References

  1. Lee, C. “NutraCos,” Vitafoods Europe. London, UK: Informa Exhibitions, 2013.
  2. Mori, F. L. “NutraCos,” Via M. Donati 6. Milano, Italy: B5 s.r.l., 2013.
  3. United States Pharmacopeia, Chapter <61>, 2009.
  4. United States Pharmacopeia, Chapter <62>, 2009.
  5. Moser, C.L.; Meyer B.K. AAPS PharmSciTech. 2009, 12 (1), 222-6

BioLumix Partnership Program Highlighted During Supply Side Marketplace 2013

Be sure to stop by Booth # 216 during SupplySide Marketplace and learn about the benefits of joining the BioLumix Partnership Program.

The BioLumix Rapid Microbiology System can save multiple days versus current USP testing methods, and dramatically impact key profit drivers, such as elimination of idle time with raw materials, work in progress (WIP), and finished goods.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of the BioLumix Partnership Program:New rapid automated microbial testing methods, such as the BioLumix System, can speed up time to results from 7-10 days to 1-2 days.  The time saved has a direct impact on many operational profits drivers. . . and is THE reason over 400 BioLumix Systems are actively being used by many of the largest manufacturers in the industry.

  • Ready-to-use vials  with specialized media which do not require QC on your end
  • Very Rapid Results—C of A within 48 hours  for expedited product releases
  • Simplified, automated microbiology testing
    • Paperless laboratory
    •   60% savings in labor
    •   Operated by non-microbiologist
  • ALL assays available within one automated system
  • Validated Method in compliance with USP <2021>, <2022>, <2023> and USP <61> and <62>
  • Remote access/support for your system via internet and interactive phone calls to facilitate optimal instrument performance
  • Product reports tailored to specific applications
  • Dedicated microbiologist assigned to support your facility
  • Real-time continuous support for reviewing microbiology assays. . .  and more

BioLumix takes pride in delivering the highest level of customer support for our BioLumix Partners.  Did you know that in a recent customer satisfaction survey, ALL of our customers would recommend us to their vendors, suppliers and customers?

With the BioLumix System, we can help your company internalize microbiology testing.  If you already have an internal laboratory, we can help you save time and money by automating your testing!  Many of our customers have gone through audits and we have received great feedback from them.

We welcome all of our customers to stop by and say hello!  If you are not yet a customer, we welcome the opportunity to work with you.  Our jobs center around satisfying our customers and providing unparalleled support.  We would be happy to give you a demonstration of the system including testing your samples for free.  After all, we wouldn’t want to sell you a microbiology instrument that doesn’t work for you.  Still not convinced?  We would be more than happy to provide you a long list of customer referrals.

Allow us the opportunity to demonstrate the many benefits of the BioLumix Partnership Program.

See you at Booth #216!

The Economics of Adding Automation and Speed to Microbiological Testing

Are you growing tired of waiting on QC in order to release thousands of dollars worth of finished products?       Do you work in the lab and are you receiving inquires from senior management looking for ways to speed up the QC process?

For a nominal investment in automation, the BioLumix Rapid Microbiology System will save valuable days in the QC process, enabling you to optimize operations, increase throughput —AND  directly impact company profitability!

New rapid automated methods, such as the BioLumix System, can speed up time to results from 7–10 days to 1–2 days.  The time saved has a REAL impact on key operation profit drivers, such as elimination of idle time with raw materials, work in progress (WIP), and finished goods.

TIME IS MONEY. . . a few of the advantages of the simplified automated microbiology system includes:

Faster detection of microbial contamination results in faster corrective action.  This will result in faster substitution of out of spec raw materials and faster resumption of production of high quality product.  Faster detection of problems can result in less production of defective products.  A single incident of faster intervention can save more than the cost of a new rapid detection system.

Speed up your microbiology testing and eliminate idol time thereby speeding up production and reducing inventory.  By significantly decreasing the manufacturing cycle, you can lower the required working capital investment.  Increase your manufacturing capacity through a faster release of inventory.  By implementing a rapid micro method, you can re-allocate new found floor space to increase manufacturing capacity, add more SKU’s to inventory, or reduce distribution center costs.

The BioLumix straightforward, streamlined testing design and rapid, accurate results lead to reduced material-holding time for faster product release.   Early warning of contaminated samples as well as sample release information could be automatically communicated through the internet, significantly improving your company’s efficiencies.

 

The BioLumix Advantages include:

  • Single-platform testing for all assays
  • Real-time communication—early warning of contamination
  • 48-hour Automated Certificate of Analysis
  • Simplified testing with ready-to-use vials
  • Validated for your product—IQ, OQ, PQ
  • No product interference
  • 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software
  • Technology based on traditional USP media
  • Remote-access customer support 24/7/365

BioLumix Exhibits at Engredea March 2013!

Join BioLumix at booth #224 in Anaheim March 8th – 10th, 2013 for Engredea 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Engredea encompasses innovation, cutting-edge technology and services making it a leader in the global nutrition tradeshow industry.Biolumix Exhibit  This year suppliers and manufacturers come together to offer hundreds of exhibits, networking events and educational opportunities for the industry.  Food, beverage, dietary supplements and nutricosmetic exhibits will be present.

The state of the art validated BioLumix system allows easy compliance with cGMP will be featured in Engredea 2013.  With over 400 instruments in action world-wide, the cost-effective BioLumix system revolutionizes your current testing methodology. The BioLumix System can save multiple days versus current testing methods, and dramatically impact key profit drivers, such as elimination of idle time with raw materials, work in progress, and finished goods. It will streamline your microbiological testing – saving significant time, labor and money. It is fully automated including data archiving, data maintenance, and report generation. It is paperless and efficient-saving on disposables, time and space. The system eliminates product interference, delivering accurate results.

Are cGMP Regulations Driving Up Your Costs?

Learn how we can save you time and money!  Streamline your microbiological testing, reduce cost, increase efficiency and see rapid return on investment with the BioLumix system.  BioLumix is fully automated, validated against USP methodology, 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant that allows for complete microbiology testing results within 24-48 hours, allowing for faster product release time, shorter sample prep time – saving time, money and other resources.  Faster detection of microbial contamination results in faster corrective action.

Why Visit us at Booth #224?

Be sure to stop by the BioLumix booth (#224) to view a product demo, meet some of our customers, learn the benefits that the system brought to them and inquire about our show special pricing.  Be sure to examine our numerous product literature and scientific white papers.

The BioLumix System is completely modular, able to handle the microbiological testing needs of both large and small companies.  In many cases a Return-On-Investment can be proved within 6 months.  We would like to show you how the BioLumix System will make your company more efficient and add profits to your bottom line!  Don’t just take our word for it, speak to our customers directly.

Learn how:

Faster detection of microbial contamination results in faster corrective action

Speeding up your microbiology testing can eliminate idol time thereby speeding up production and reducing inventory

Reduce Warehouse space when you obtain micro results in half the time.

We look forward to the opportunity to earn another satisfied customer!

Way to Increase profits with faster automated microbiology

Looking For Ways to Increase Profits in 2013?
Unlock the QC bottleneck?

New rapid automated methods, such as the BioLumix system, can speed up time to results from 7-10 days to 1-2 days. The time saved has a direct impact on key operational drivers.Way to Increase profits with faster automated microbiology

TIME IS MONEY…a few of the advantages of the simplified automated microbiological system includes:

The BioLumix Rapid Microbiology System can save multiple days versus current testing methods, and dramatically impact key profit drivers, such as elimination of idle time with raw materials, work in progress (WIP), and finished goods.

Faster detection of microbial contamination results in faster corrective action. This will result in faster substitution of out of spec raw material and faster resumption of production of high quality product. Faster detection of problems can result in less production of defective products. A single incident of faster intervention can save more than the cost of a new rapid detection system.

Speed up your microbiology testing and eliminate idol time thereby speeding up production and reducing inventory. By significantly decreasing the manufacturing cycle, you can lower the required working capital investment.
Increase your manufacturing capacity through a faster release of inventory. By implementing a rapid micro method, you can re-allocate new found floor space to increase manufacturing capacity, add more SKU’s to inventory, or reduce distribution center costs.

Reduce Warehouse space when you obtain micro results in half the time. Waiting for micro testing is expensive. When considering an investment in rapid micro testing, it is critical to weigh the nominal incremental testing cost versus the significant financial benefits that accrue to operations.

The BioLumix straightforward, streamlined testing design and rapid, accurate results lead to reduced material-holding time for faster product release. Early warning of contaminated samples as well as sample release information could be automatically communicated through your intranet, significantly improving your company’s efficiencies.

The BioLumix Advantages include:
• Single-platform testing for all assays
• Real-time communication – early warning of contamination
• 48-hour Automated Certificate of Analysis
• Simplified testing with ready-to-use vials
• Validated for your product – IQ, OQ, PQ
• No product interference
• 21 CFR Part 11–compliant software
• Technology based on traditional media
• Remote-access customer support 24/7/365

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Encyclopedia of Rapid Microbiology MethodsBioLumix Chapter from newly published PDA Book

Rapid microbiological methods have made amazing strides recently and the newly published Encyclopedia of Rapid Microbiological Methods, Volume 4 complements Dr. Miller’s previous three volumes by offering up-to-the-minute advances, new techniques, case studies, new equipment . The BioLumix technology is featured in Chapter 7:” Case Study of a New Growth-Based Rapid Microbiological Method that Detects the Presence of Specific Organisms and Provides an Estimation of Viable Cell Count.”

PDA’s 7th Annual Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology

PDA’s 7th Annual Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology brings together all levels of industry professionals to network and benefit from a program that reveals the essential science of microbiology and seeks to solve the problems that the Pharmaceutical industry faces on a daily basis. This comprehensive program agenda will include presentations from regulatory and industry representatives from around the world who will share recent case studies, current and future trends in the field of pharmaceutical microbiology.

During the conference, PDA will host an exhibition of leading bio/pharmaceutical companies who will showcase new technologies and trends for pharmaceutical microbiology strategies, providing invaluable sessions dedicated to pharmaceutical microbiology, and a venue to network with fellow microbiologists, experts in all areas of pharmaceutical microbiology, key vendors of microbiology testing equipment & supplies, and regulatory/compliance professionals. Visit the BioLumix booth (#13) to learn about the most advanced rapid microbiological testing system.

BioLumix Offers Microbial Testing Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry BioLumix Rapid Microbiological Method is capable of performing testing equivalent to both USP <61>and <62> simultaneously on a single platform. The novel automated growth-based system simultaneously detects microbial growth, provides an estimation of viable cell counts, and identifies the presence of specified micro-organisms.

The automated, all-in-one microbial testing system is extremely easy to operate. The system is both simple and cost-effective, revolutionizing your current testing methodology. This novel optical system senses color and fluorescence changes in ready-to-use vials provides faster results, labor savings, automation, and connectivity. The streamlined testing design and rapid, accurate results lead to reduced material-holding time for faster product and raw materials release.

By encompassing both USP types of testing, the BioLumix is a complete screening solution making the existing microbial testing simpler, faster, and automated – saving your company significant time, labor and money.

DMF Submission and Validation The BioLumix Drug Master File (DMF) is on file with FDA. The BioLumix System is fully validatable! During the system installation we will generate the IQ (Installation Qualification), OQ (Operation Qualification), and will help you to complete the PQ (Performance Qualification) portion of the validation, leaving you with a complete validation package against USP <61> and <62>.

The BioLumix Advantage Quality Assurance with a Competitive Advantage – The Automated BioLumix System will accelerate your microbiological testing resulting in faster product release and decreased costs. The streamlined testing design reduces labor, time and supplies. The BioLumix software is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant with log-in, log-ofut and audit trail. It presents real-time communication for immediate action of contaminated samples and a 48 hour Certificate of Analysis for completed samples, as well as other customizable reports. Testing is non-destructive, allowing for further identification of organisms where needed. BioLumix offers a comprehensive range of microbiological tests for raw materials, in-process and finished products as well as processing water and environmental testing. The system can analyze tablets, capsules, powder, liquid and viscous material without any product interference.

BioLumix customer service is second to none, with the ability to offer customer support from anywhere in the world. With the BioLumix system, one can depend on receiving the most superior level of service, support and compliance with FDA regulations.

Please take the opportunity to speak with an expert about how the BioLumix System can help lower your testing costs. We invite you to visit our website at www.myBioLumix.com or send us your most difficult samples for testing. We at BioLumix truly believe we will make your company more efficient and add profit to your bottom line.

Join us on Linked In

Did you know BioLumix has a Linked In group? If you’re interested in Rapid Microbiological Methods (RMMs) and like to stay up to date with current information, then please join us via the Linked In group: Rapid Microbiology Testing & Methods. This group brings together a unique group of people from all over the world that have one giant thing in common; they all have an interest in the BioLumix System: a rapid, automated microbiological detection system. The best way to get up to date and current news from BioLumix is to join us for weekly updates and discussions.

The BioLumix system offers many advantages to the microbiology lab with its innovative, space saving design and rapid yielding results. The basic system is composed of at least two instruments that read, incubate and monitor samples, offering real-time communication and auto-archiving of results. Software is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant and complete with a full audit trail including automatic log out when the computer is left idle for too long.

BioLumix customer service is our number one priority! We offer round the clock support with remote internet support provided via our home office in Ann Arbor, MI.

Want to hear what’s new at BioLumix? Scheduling a Visit? We love to have prospective companies visit us! Have Questions? Follow the link below to the Linked In website. Sign in with your LinkedIn ID and password and then you will be taken directly to the Rapid Microbiology Testing & Methods group, then click Join! It’s as simple as that to connect with other users of the BioLumix equipment and interested parties worldwide.

Please feel free to take advantage of the many social media sites we are participating in: Linked In, Twitter, Facebook and more.

For more information, please contact us at: (734) 984-3100 to speak to your sales representative, or feel free to email us at: Info@myBioLumix.com.

BioLumix Chapter in: Environmental Monitoring- A comprehensive Handbook- Volume 6

Edited by Jeanne Moldenhauer

The Environmental Monitoring series edited by Jeanne Moldenhauer provides guidance through the ins and outs of the multitudinous aspects of compliance. They are a must have for anyone involved in any way with environmental monitoring concerns. These six volumes, with 112 chapters written by subject matter experts worldwide, describe methods for developing and operating an appropriate, sustainable microbiological program for production and the laboratory. Each volume is different, as each speaks about separate environmental monitoring issues. Numerous useful protocols are included.

The 6 volume is an essential addition to this valuable series, offering current information about numerous subjects including environmental monitoring (E.M.) computerized systems, real-time clean room monitoring for total and viable particles, validation of a rapid system (BioLumix) for E.M. monitoring and water testing, practical and business approaches to microbial IDs, E.M. for non-sterile operations, objectionable microorganisms, neutralization of disinfectants in E.M. media, microbial characterization of E.M. samples and many more topics.

BioLumix Chapter 14: Validation of a rapid system for environmental monitoring and water testing; written by Ruth Eden and Roger Brideau includes an introduction to the BioLumix system, its sensorial and how microorganisms change color or fluorescence, the instrumentation and the software utilized. Following, is a detailed description of the validation work done to show the equivalency of the BioLumix automated system to the USP methodology. The chapter also shows how the BioLumix system can be used to monitor processing water for heterotrophic bacteria, coliform and E. coli.

BioLumix Microbial Limit Vial (MC)

Introduction:

The Microbial Limit vial is used to test primarily Personal Care, Cosmetic and over the counter Pharmaceutical (OTC) products for microbial content (contamination). Each of these types of products may have preservatives in their composition and the Microbial Limit vial helps to neutralize the inhibition of microbial growth that many preservatives provide. Neutralization of the preservative allows for a proper evaluation of whetheror not the product has contaminants. Often the contaminating bacteria in the product while in the presence of the preservative remain “injured” and unable to replicate. Thelack of replication might be interpreted as the lack of contamination.

How It Works

The Microbial Limit vial’s sensor detects production of CO2 by microorganisms, based upon the principle that CO2 is a universal metabolite produced by all microorganisms. The disposable vial contains a transparent solid sensor located at the bottom which changes its optical properties whenever CO2 diffuses into it. Only gases can penetrate the sensor; blocking liquids, microorganisms, and particulate matter. Consequently, the optical readings are not masked by the sample. CO2 generated by bacterial metabolism in the liquid medium diffuses into the sensor and interacts with an indicator reagent to provide an indication of the presence of the carbon dioxide.

Applications:

The Microbial Limit vial is used to test primarily Personal Care, Cosmetic and over the counter Pharmaceutical (OTC) products for microbial content (contamination). Each of these types of products may have preservatives in their composition and the Microbial Limit vial helps to neutralize the inhibition of microbial growth that many preservatives provide. Neutralization of the preservative allows for a proper evaluation of whether or not the product has contaminants. Often the contaminating bacteria in the product while in the presence of the preservative remain “injured” and unable to replicate. The lack of replication might be interpreted as the lack of contamination.

The first step of the assay is to perform a 1:10 dilution of the product in neutralizing broth such as D/E (Dey/Engley) broth, Letheen Broth, or TAT (Tryptone-Azolectin-Tween) Broth. There after 1.0-0.1 ml of the sample is added to the Microbial Limit vial. The Microbial Limit vial contains the neutralizers that inhibit many common preservatives and this neutralization event helps the customer to correctly measure the presence of contaminating organisms.

Examples of Growth Curves Using the Microbial Limit Vial:

In the curves shown below in the Figure, there is an example of both a positive curve and a negative curve. The bacterium used was Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

The BioLumix Microbial Limit vial was specifically designed to be used in complying with USP. Due to the fact the Microbial Limit vial has both Lecithin and Tween in its media composition helps allow for neutralization of the preservative in the sample to be maintained during the assay for viable organisms. Thus, this vial is useful to the customer that has already determined the amount of neutralizing buffer and its content of neutralizer to be used when the product sample is first prepared in diluent. Together the use of the correct neutralizer and the use of the BioLumix Microbial Limit vial helps ensure an accurate assay for the replicating organisms.

Table 1 summarizes the types of Products that customers test in the BioLumix Microbial Limit vial to measure the presence of organisms.

Summary:

The versatility of the BioLumix Microbial Limit vial includes the ability to support growth of most aerobic bacteria, many yeast and some mold organisms. In most cases YMC vial is used for the detection of yeast and molds. The BioLumix Microbial Limit vial can be used for determination of microbial content (contamination), for use in suitability studies that test whether a product can support growth of microorganisms, and in Preservative Efficacy Studies (PET analysis) that is used for cosmetic products. The BioLumix Microbial Limit vial can also be used by customers whose products include Dietary Supplements and Nutraceutical products for which preservatives (natural or chemical) are also added. Supplement products with natural preservatives also need to be neutralized and tested for their ability to support microbial growth.

November, 2009 : Event Announcement

BioLumix Validation WhitepaperAt Supply Side West 2009, BioLumix presented a Scientific White Paper entitled:Validation of The BioLumix System against USP Methodology.

Excerpt:

“To meet the challenges of the new FDA microbiological regulations requires simpler, faster and more streamlined tests. These tests have to comply with the methodology described in the relevant USP Chapters… The Validated BioLumix system allows companies to greatly reduce the amount of time and money required to have the samples tested.”

You can view the abstract or request a copy of the whitepaper here

November 2010 FDA Announcement!

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BioLumix met with FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) personnel to present its new technology, answer questions and demonstrate how the BioLumix rapid, automated microbiology can be used in the Pharmaceutical industry.  The technology was warmly received by the CDER and BioLumix is encouraged by its ability to submit a Drug Master File (DMF). This will help to simplify and speed up the regulatory review process for companies adopting its technology.

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October 27-28, 2010 BioLumix exhibited at The Cosmetic Science Symposium & Expo which was sponsored by the Personal Care Products Council (Formerly CTFA)

NPM 2010 Logo The event attracted more than 300 industry leaders and decision-makers and offered personal care products industry staff one-stop shopping for information about Microbiology, Quality Assurance, Safety, and Environmental. There was a brief event announcement here.