It is the world’s largest event for healthy and innovative ingredients with 1,200+ exhibitors in Food, Beverage, Dietary Supplement and Cosmeceutical companies. The event website is http://www.supplysideshow.com/2010/west/.
This event was co-located with the annual Organic Products Expo and brought together over 1500 exhibitors in Health & Beauty, Natural & Specialty Foods, Organic Products and Pet Products. The event website is here.
The 2010 Natural Marketplace Conference in Las Vegas was attended by over 5000 people from the natural products and nutricosmetic industries. The event press release is available here
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The 2010 Supply Side East conference in Secaucus, NJ was another exciting opportunity to meet many people from the industry. The event website archive is available here.
It was a great chance to show our latest products and we enjoyed talking with many of you about our technology and the advantages of simple, rapid microbiology. The event website archive is available here.
Validation of the BioLumix System Against USP Methodology. The BioLumix System was validated against the methodology described in USP <2021>, <2022>, and <2023>. The validation included Installation Qualification, Operation Qualification, with special emphasis on Performance Qualification. Includes Reproducibility Data. (read more… )
Validating 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… )
BioLumix has been granted a new patent for the method of filling its membrane vials. The invention allows for sample monitoring without interference cause by product and microorganisms. This is achieved by separating the reading zone (where detections occur) from the zone were the sample and media resides.
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… )
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.
BioLumix 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/
The 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
The 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
SupplySide West, the world’s largest event for healthy and innovative ingredients, was a must-attend show for manufacturers, marketers and formulators of foods, beverages, supplements and cosmeceuticals. The event website is http://www.supplysideshow.com/2011/west/
BioLumix 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/
BioLumix 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/
This event is concerned with the protection of the worldwide food supply and is attended by over 2,500 of the top industry, academic and government food safety professionals.
Bacillus 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.
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.