Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2021

12 GHP / Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2021 , At BioMin Technologies Limited the mission was clear - to develop mineral-releasing materials for dental care products to improve the oral health of the general public. And that is exactly what BioMin has achieved with its innovative products such as BioMin F, which have recently been recognised in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2021. Best Long-Lasting Dental Therapy Product: BioMin F The company was established in 2014 to commercialise the award-winning research and development of bioactive materials conducted over the past decade at Queen Mary University London and Imperial College, London. Dubbed ‘Armour for Teeth’, BioMin® Toothpaste is a dental therapy that has been specifically developed for complete oral care and protection and is clinically proven to provide relief from dentine hypersensitivity and to strengthen tooth enamel. In 2016, the company’s flagship offering, BioMin® F toothpaste, was introduced commercially in UK and distribution has now been expanded to over 40 countries around the world. During this time, it has developed considerable clinical evidence to support its claims. It contains bioactive materials that uniquely slowly release calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions over an eight to 12-hour timeframe to form new acid resistant mineral that strengthens and protects tooth structure and at the same time, helps neutralise the effects of acidic foods and drink. The toothpaste is able to mimic and enhance the natural remineralisation properties of saliva. “No other toothpaste has been designed to do this,” elaborates Jul21533 Judith Beare, the company’s Business Manager. “Standard fluoride toothpastes are washed away within 90 minutes of brushing due to salivary flow, however, BioMin is designed to adhere to the tooth structure whilst brushing, delivering therapeutic benefits for up to 12 hours.” This advanced technology product has additional “smart features” dissolving faster under acidic conditions to limit the damage to tooth surfaces from sugary, acidic drinks providing wrap-around tooth protection between brushings. “This helps protect against modern eating habits of regular grazing and snacking throughout the day where the teeth are exposed to acid challenges for extended periods.” The second product offering, BioMin® C, was introduced in late 2017 for those who wish to avoid the inclusion of fluoride in toothpaste but still require relief from sensitivity. The fluoride- free formulation works similarly adhering to the tooth surface and slowly releasing calcium and phosphate mineral ions for many hours to rapidly develop a tooth- like coating. In 2020, after intense independent scrutiny of their safety and efficacy BioMin F and BioMin C