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Integrity Nutraceuticals Expands Microbiology Detection Capabilities

Soleris(TM) 128 Increases Production and Efficiency While Ensuring Product Quality

Sarasota, Fla., December 6, 2005 - In a move to expand its in-house microbiology testing capabilities, Integrity Nutraceuticals International, a raw materials supplier of bulk nutraceuticals, has acquired the Soleris(TM) 128 rapid optical system. Manufactured by Centrus International, Inc., the Soleris 128 will allow Integrity's microbiology lab to rapidly and accurately test all incoming ingredients and raw materials for early contamination of microorganisms. This addition to Integrity's lab will ensure the dependability of its nutrition and nutraceutical products, including amino acids, creatine, Cinnulin PF(R), joint and health care items, specialty items and herbs. With the addition of the Soleris 128, Integrity will increase the overall production capacity and efficiency of their manufacturing operations, while ensuring product safety and quality.

"With conventional microbial test methods and other technologies, it can often be difficult to decipher test results due to an inherently large margin of error," says Tim Romero, vice president, Integrity Nutraceuticals International. "We expanded our lab with Centrus' Soleris 128 in order to take the guess work out of our quality assurance processes."

Integrity's existing microbiology lab utilizes various testing technologies, including High Performance Liquid Chromotography (HPLC), Near Infrared Spectoscopy (NIR), and several other conventional and rapid micro testing technologies. Added to increase speed and accuracy, Centrus' Soleris 128 uses a combination of photo detection, ready-to-use assays and advanced Windows-based software to measure microbial growth by monitoring pH and other biochemical reactions that generate a color change as microorganisms in the vial broth grow and metabolize.

"In our industry's just-in-time ordering culture, timeliness is crucial,"
added Romero. "To ensure product quality, dependability and customer satisfaction, we felt the need to increase our testing capacity to produce the most rapid and accurate safety testing results possible."

About Integrity Nutraceuticals International Located in Sarasota, Florida, Integrity Nutraceuticals International is a raw material supplier of bulk nutraceuticals. Importing the finest materials from China and India, Integrity stocks Amino Acids, Creatine, Cinnulin PF, Joint & Health Care Items, Specialty Items and Herbs. For more information about Integrity Nutraceuticals International and its products, visit

About Centrus International, Inc.
Located in Kingsport, Tenn., U.S.A., Centrus is a global diagnostics business, providing innovative solutions that improve the lives of its customers. Centrus customers include leading manufacturers in food processing, meat, dairy, nutraceutical and other industrial diagnostics markets where timely, accurate actionable information is essential to making important business decisions. Centrus is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), and its products and services are available directly and through its business partners worldwide. For more information about Centrus and its products, visit

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