The personal care, cosmetic and household item markets have various regulations around contaminants and allowable levels of microorganisms in various products. Neogen® provides platforms for microbial limits testing and hygiene verification that can help verify that products meet regulations as well as improve throughput. Neogen's BioLumix® system performs preservative efficacy testing, rapid and yeast and mould testing, objectionable organisms testing as well as challenege testing for cosmetics.

Solutions

Hygiene

ATP Testing

Sanitation and hygiene is a critical part of the personal care products industry. Neogen’s ATP system, AccuPoint® Advanced, delivers a hygiene programme to gain ATP testing metrics and begin improving and verifying SOPs and hygiene requirements. Industry leading innovations of AccuPoint Advanced include approval from the AOAC Research Institute, RFID technology, liquid stable enzymes to improve accuracy and reliability and industry leading Data Manager Software.

 

Micro

Microbiology

Microbial limits, microbiological examination of nonsterile products, and objectionable organisms are often the critical release criteria for personal care products. Traditional methods can take as long as seven days for results, but when using the BioLumix system, results are automatically generated for these assays in as little as 48 hours.

Challenge testing or preservative efficacy testing can be a very laborious and complex to complete even for very experienced organisations. The automatic interpretation of the BioLumix system at each time point of 7, 14, 21 and 28 days, helps make this process easier to complete by reducing hands-on time and labour time. The system eliminates the need for multiple dilutions at each time point as well as multiple plates, which helps reduce the cost of materials substantially.