BioLumix Simplified, Rapid, Automated Microbiology on Display at Ingredient Marketplace 2014 in New York

BioLumix Simplified, Rapid, Automated Microbiology on Display at Ingredient Marketplace 2014 in New York

May 5, 2014 by Linda Schmaler & Paul Dudley
Since its beginnings in 2006, BioLumix, Inc. has been on the leading edge of technology in the world of microbiology.  On June 2 – 3, 2014, that technology will be on display at Ingredient Marketplace 2014 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.  This year, BioLumix has added a new assay to its already robust line of test vials: Listeria

Ingredient MarketplaceSupplySide Marketplace has changed its name to Ingredient Marketplace, and is built upon the theme, “What’s Inside Matters.”  With consumers seeking safer, healthier products, manufacturers today are more focused than ever on providing their products to satisfy their demands while at the same time coming up with effective ways to improve both their products and the means by which they are brought to market.  This is where BioLumix can make a difference!

The BioLumix System monitors changes in broth medium in which target organisms grow.  Microbial metabolism causes the reagents on the proprietary vial to change their color or fluorescence, and real-time monitoring of these changes by optical sensors provide immediate feedback.  This means that a sample that tests above spec is known right away.  The optical sensor monitors vials in the testing unit 10 times per hour.

BioLumix provides test vials for a wide range of assays:

  • Total Aerobic Count
  • Coliform
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Yeast and mold count
  • Gram negative bacteria
  • Heterotrophic bacteria
  • Sterility testing
  • Preservative efficacy test
  • Microbial limits
  • Suitability testing
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Escherichia coli
  • Listeria
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Lactic acid bacteria

Listeria VialThe impact of the BioLumix automated rapid microbiology system can be realized in a wide variety of benefits:

  • Ready-to-use vials come with a Certificate of Analysis
  • All confirmation steps are done directly from the vial
  • Certificate of Analysis (C of A) for all assays produced within 48 hours
  • Customized Validation Package in compliance with USP <2021>, <2022>, <2023>, or USP <61> and <62>
  • Automated real-time monitoring for rapid results
  • Ease-of-use – the system can be operated by non-microbiologists, which can allow microbiologists to perform other tasks
  • Centralized data processing and archiving for easy management of results
  • Same-day Total Aerobic Counts and Coliform results
  • Yeast and Mold results within 48 hours
  • Objectionable organisms can be tested on the same platform

These benefits translate into significant business advantages, such as early detection of problems, faster product release, product validation, improvements in factory and lab capacity, lower cost of inventory, and reduced cost of capital.  In addition, all installations include real-time, 24/7 support by a dedicated BioLumix microbiologist.

Please join us at Ingredient Marketplace 2014, and be sure to stop by our booth (417).  For more information, visit