Come and See Us at the International Dairy Show 2011 in Atlanta, GA September 19th – 21st

For the first time BioLumix will be exhibiting at this year’s International Dairy Show in Atlanta, GA.  In the last three of years, BioLumix has established itself as a leader of innovation in Rapid Microbiological Methods.  With our breakthrough technology we have found tremendous success in rapid microbiological testing, selling over 200 instruments.  We would like to invite you to our booth (#1816) to demonstrate our instrument, ready-to-use vials and discuss how the system may benefit you.

Traditional methods are slow, tedious, labor intensive, and often not suitable for assessing the quality and shelf-life of perishable dairy products.  BioLumix can make the microbiological testing simpler, faster, and automated – saving your company time, labor and money. We offer a comprehensive range of microbiological tests for raw ingredients and finished products, as well as processing water and environmental testing.

The BioLumix system is designed to accelerate product release with a simplified, automated approach. This yields fast, accurate, real-time results while reducing costs. No more waiting for days for completed assays.  We offer real-time results of contaminated samples saving hours, possibly days. Completed Coliform or Enterobacteriaceae results are available within 8-12 hours; Yeast and Mold results within 48 hours. BioLumix will streamline and simplify the microbiological procedures, save labor and create a paperless laboratory, while generating results that correlate well with plate count methodology.

Dealing with difficult to read plates or manual data transfer is a thing of the past.  With automated monitoring of ready-to-use assay vials and automated data processing and archiving, the microbiologist’s job got a lot easier with the same accurate results in less than half the time.  See our innovative vial design which prevents product interference even when directly testing products such as yogurt and other cultured dairy.  Come to our booth (#1816) or contact us directly (734-984-3100) to learn more about our 12 hour Coliform assay, our 48 Yeast and Mold assay, and direct sample introduction = no dilutions.  

The BioLumix Advantage

• Vial design prevents product interference

• Automation and connectivity allows faster product release

• Real-time communication for immediate action

• Expedited results: coliform and Enterobacteriaceae results within 12 hours; Yeast and mold assay in 48 hours

• Early warning of contaminated samples

• No decimal dilutions required – direct sample introduction to vials

• Reduced risk of microbial contamination

• Automated data archiving and audit trail

• Streamlined testing increases laboratory efficiencies

• Paperless laboratory: centralized test data automatically stored and protected

• Barcode capability for automated sample entry

• Environmental testing made easy

Hear What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take our word for it, talk to our customers.  We have recently conducted a customer survey and are proud to share that we have 100% customer satisfaction and that all of our customers would recommend the BioLumix.  Unanimously, our customers agree – the main features of the BioLumix system are:  Speed to results, simplicity of use, accuracy and clarity of data presentation. Please contact our customers to discuss their first hand experience.

Free Product Trial

Give us your most difficult samples and we will test them for free.  We will provide you with a detailed report which includes a side-by-side comparison to your current manual methodology.  The data generated is strictly confidential and is only used to show the high correlation of results should your company decide to purchase.

We look forward to working with you and earning another satisfied customer!

Fast, Accurate Dairy Microbiology Testing For Yeast and Mold

Cultured dairy products are the fastest growing area of consumer dairy consumption.1 Rapid dairy microbiology testing for yeast and mold, the most common contaminants in these products, is critical to the industry and consumer safety. Yeast and mold can cause substantial economic losses and produce harmful metabolites.2

Traditional dairy microbiology testing requires 5 days to complete using the plate count methodology. Sending samples to outside labs adds to the cost and time of testing. A microbiological system developed by BioLumix has cut dairy microbiology testing time to as little as 24-48 hours. With the BioLumix microbiological system, manufacturers can streamline existing dairy microbiology testing operations or internalize their outsourced testing for reduced costs and improved efficiency.

In-house microbiology testing with the BioLumix system is simple. Samples are placed in ready-to-use, disposable vials that contain a transparent solid sensor at the bottom. These sensors detect the production of CO2 by all yeasts and molds. This means that if yeasts and molds begin to grow in the medium above the sensor, they will produce CO2 that will diffuse into the sensor and change the sensor’s color. Only gases can penetrate the sensor, which means the optical readings cannot be masked by any liquids, microorganisms, and/or particulate matter.

The BioLumix microbiological system can then detect any optical changes, presenting the results of the assays as soon as detections occur with no need for involvement of an operator or a microbiologist, providing significant savings on laboratory labor. Any out-of-spec samples are flagged in red, demanding attention. The greater the contamination level, the faster the result, ensuring a rapid warning of poor-quality raw materials, finished products or any equipment line issues. The speed of these dairy microbiology results ensure that dairy product manufacturers don’t have delays from testing so they can move products from the warehouse to the marketplace quickly and without premature spoilage.

A recent dairy microbiology study assessed the BioLumix microbiological system with various cultured dairy products that were clean, naturally contaminated, or inoculated with different yeast or mold strains. This included products with high levels of active starter culture or probiotics.3 The BioLumix microbiological system demonstrated 100% accuracy in detecting over 100 different combinations of clean contaminant products, which was comparable to plate count methodology, the current standard in dairy microbiology. However, the BioLumix microbiological system reduced detection time from 5 days to 24 hours for most yeast and 48 hours for mold.

The BioLumix microbiological system simplifies and automates your laboratory procedures by delivering shorter sample preparation, automated real-time communication, fast product release, and early warning of contamination, as well as automated data entry, data archiving, report generation and product release. With reliable dairy microbiology results in just 24-48 hours, dairy manufacturers can focus on efficiency and product quality. For a full reprint of the study or any further information on the BioLumix microbiological system, visit or call 1-734-984-3100.


1. Cogan TM, et al. Advances in starter cultures and cultured foods. J Dairy Sci. 2007;90:4005-4021.

2. Hussein HS, Brasel JM. Toxicity, metabolism and impact of mycotoxins on human and animals. Toxicology. 2001;167:101-134.

3. Eden RF, Brideau R. Rapid automated detection of yeast and molds in cultured dairy products. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting 2009.

Karen F. Vieira, Ph.D.