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News Article | May 25, 2017
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VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 24, 2017) - Lumina Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE: LUM) (the "Company") announces the results of its annual general and special meeting of shareholders held on May 24, 2017 in Vancouver. At the meeting, shareholders voted in favour of electing each of Marshall Koval, Lyle Braaten, Donald Shumka, Michael Steinmann, Stephen Stow and Heye Daun as directors of the Company to hold office for the ensuing year. The shareholders also voted in favour of each of the other matters considered, including appointing auditors for the ensuing year, authorizing the board of directors to determine the remuneration payable to the auditors and confirming and approving the Company's 10% Rolling Stock Option Plan. Lumina Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE: LUM) is a Vancouver, Canada based precious and base metals exploration and development company focused on gold and copper projects in Ecuador. The Company's Cangrejos Gold-Copper project is located in El Oro Province, southwest Ecuador, and its Condor Gold-Copper project is located in Zamora-Chinchipe Province, southeast Ecuador. The Company also holds a large and highly prospective land package in Ecuador consisting of 134,573 hectares. The Company has an experienced management team with a successful track record of advancing and monetizing exploration projects. The Company intends to continue to identify, acquire and advance mineral exploration properties that have large scale potential. Further details are available on the Company's website at https://luminagold.com/. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Certain statements and information herein, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements or information can be identified by the use of words such as "will" or variations of that word and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "will" or are "intended to" be taken, occur or be achieved. With respect to forward-looking statements and information contained herein, the Company has made numerous assumptions including among other things, assumptions about general business and economic conditions, the prices of gold and copper, and anticipated costs and expenditures. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive. Although management of the Company believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statements or information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that a forward-looking statement or information herein will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. These factors include, but are not limited to: risks associated with the business of the Company; business and economic conditions in the mining industry generally; the supply and demand for labour and other project inputs; changes in commodity prices; changes in interest and currency exchange rates; risks relating to inaccurate geological and engineering assumptions (including with respect to the tonnage, grade and recoverability of reserves and resources); risks relating to unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalation, unavailability of materials and equipment, government action or delays in the receipt of government approvals, industrial disturbances or other job action, and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters); risks relating to adverse weather conditions; political risk and social unrest; changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets; and other risk factors as detailed from time to time in the Company's continuous disclosure documents filed with Canadian securities administrators. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.


News Article | November 1, 2016
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 1, 2016) - Lumina Gold Corp. ("Lumina" or "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LUM), previously Odin Mining and Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ODN), and Ecuador Gold and Copper Corp. ("EGX") (TSX VENTURE:EGX) today completed the previously announced plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) whereby Lumina acquired all of the issued and outstanding securities of EGX. Under the terms of the Arrangement, former EGX shareholders received approximately 1.0433 Lumina common shares for each of their EGX common shares. All outstanding EGX options were cancelled and former EGX optionholders were issued Lumina options on substantially similar terms to their previously held EGX Options. The Lumina shares issued pursuant to the Arrangement have been approved for listing on the TSX Venture Exchange. Immediately prior to the effective time of the Arrangement, EGX confirmed that it had no EGX debentures or warrants issued and outstanding. Lumina currently has 203,127,906 common shares issued and outstanding. "The completion of this deal represents a major milestone for Lumina. The Company has a large land position and an established multi-million ounce indicated gold resource in some of the most highly prospective gold and copper porphyry and epithermal gold terrain in Ecuador. Lumina's track record of aggressively advancing exploration and development projects will make this a win/win for shareholders and Ecuador," said Marshall Koval, Lumina's President and Chief Executive Officer. Lumina is also pleased to announce the appointment of Heye Daun to its board of directors. Mr. Daun is a mining engineer and MBA with 20 years of experience with top-tier mining companies and financial groups. He is the outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer of Ecuador Gold and Copper Corp. and is the former President and co-founder of Auryx Gold Corp. ("Auryx"). He was instrumental in leading: transformation of Auryx from initial formation as a private exploration company in 2009, through listing on the TSX; raising more than C$80 million in equity capital; development of Auryx's project; and eventual sale of Auryx to B2 Gold Corp. in a C$160 million transaction. Mr. Daun qualified as a mining engineer in 1994 and has extensive mine building and operating experience gained working for Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Gold Fields. As the Arrangement has now completed, EGX common shares were de-listed from the TSX Venture Exchange effective November 1, 2016. In addition, EGX will begin the process of applying to cease to be a reporting issuer or the equivalent in the relevant Canadian jurisdictions. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Certain statements and information herein, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements or information include but are not limited to statements or information with respect to Lumina's track record making completion of the Arrangement and the location of Lumina's land position and resources, a win/win for shareholders and Ecuador. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements or information can be identified by the use of words such as "will" or variations of that word and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. With respect to forward-looking statements and information contained herein, Lumina has made numerous assumptions including among other things, assumptions about general business and economic conditions, the price of gold, interest rates, anticipated costs and expenditures, production and productivity levels, market competition, receipt of necessary permits and approvals, the availability of suitable future targets and Lumina's ability to achieve its goals. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive. Although management of Lumina believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statements or information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that a forward-looking statement or information herein will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Lumina's actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. These factors include, but are not limited to: risks associated with the business of Lumina; risks related to reliance on technical information provided by EGX; risks relating to exploration and potential development of Lumina's projects; business and economic conditions in the mining industry generally; the supply and demand for labour and other project inputs; prices for commodities to be produced and changes in commodity prices; changes in interest and currency exchange rates; risks relating to inaccurate geological and engineering assumptions (including with respect to the tonnage, grade and recoverability of reserves and resources); risks relating to unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalation, unavailability of materials and equipment, government action or delays in the receipt of government approvals, industrial disturbances or other job action, and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters); risks relating to adverse weather conditions; political risk and social unrest; changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets; and other risk factors as detailed from time to time in Lumina's continuous disclosure documents filed with Canadian securities administrators.


News Article | December 22, 2016
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 22, 2016) - Lumina Gold Corp. ("Lumina") (TSX VENTURE:LUM) is pleased to announce that it has been granted mining title for the Cangrejos 20 concession which is surrounded by Lumina's Cangrejos Project. In addition, Lumina was awarded three highly prospective concessions through an auction process conducted by the Ecuadorian government. The concessions are near Lumina's Condor Project located in the Zamora Province of southeastern Ecuador and include the Tres Pichachos (4,828 Ha), La Canela (3,187 Ha) and Las Orquídeas (4,743 Ha) concessions. Previous work by the Company at the Tres Pichachos and La Canela concessions has demonstrated large, high amplitude gold geochemical signatures based on stream sediments and soils samples which correlate well with regional airborne magnetics interpretation. At Las Orquídeas, a three kilometer-long highly anomalous rock and soil copper-molybdenum anomaly covers a ridge feature. Field observations indicate this may be related to a cluster of porphyry deposits similar to the Company's Santa Barbara deposit which is located in the same district. The granting of the Cangrejos 20 title is key in the consolidation and development of the Company's mineral holdings in the Cangrejos Gold-Copper district. The additional concessions granted near the Condor Project provide excellent exploration targets in a prolific mineral district where Lumina has large land holdings. Lumina anticipates that the mining titles for the additional concessions will be granted in January 2017. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Certain statements and information herein, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements or information include but are not limited to statements or information with respect to the location, nature and ownership of mineral concessions. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements or information can be identified by the use of words such as "will" or variations of that word and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Lumina's actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.


News Article | November 7, 2016
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Orbex, an innovative leader in online forex trading, has announced a final agenda for its trader-focused Scientific Trading Seminars, which will be held on November 15-16 at LUM Jean Monnet University. LUM is one of the Italy’s leading financial universities when it comes to knowledge transfer between the academic and the business worlds. The event is designed to offer master’s degree students, traders and wider audience an interactive introduction to Forex industry through an engaging combination of educational activities and hands-on workshops, which will encourage fresh thinking and develop a strategic approach to investing. The highly-anticipated agenda concentrates on the major market mechanisms and overview of the current economic models while highlighting various practical aspects of trading. Renowned Forex educator, Kenny Simon, will present his unique self-developed “P.R.I.C.E.” trade plan and, as well, explore how geopolitical analysis can broaden horizons and enrich investment strategies. Prof. Adriano Carenza, LUM University, said: “The Seminars on geometric trading which we will host, represent an innovative experience for anyone who wants to learn and be informed about the world of online trading, technical analysis, and financial geopolitics. For the first time, academic world approaches financial brokerage not only to explain but also to unveil how things really function in a trading company. We strongly believe the relationship between the LUM University and Orbex will be long-lasting and beneficial for both parties to grow and expand.” The seminars will become a new addition to Orbex innovative educational program, which consists of a coherent set of projects, aiming to prepare traders for future market challenges. As a part of this program, Orbex actively promotes intellectual cooperations, and partnership with LUM underscores company’s ability to establish strong educational ties. “Since the launch of our partnership with LUM University, we’ve been looking to strengthen the exchange of competencies and experiences, so we could accumulate comprehensive knowledge for high-quality education. I’m very proud to see Orbex educational program participants achieving their goals,” comments Marios Panagi, Orbex Marketing Manager. The registration for the seminar is open and is available on Orbex website; participants can also register on the spot. Orbex is a global award-winning online forex broker, fully licensed and regulated (CySec, FCA, MiFID, BaFin) specializing in the provision of access to the world’s biggest and most liquid financial markets. Since its founding in 2009, Orbex aims to build the responsible development of the global online trading services market by empowering investors with smart online tools backed by customer service to help them focus on new market opportunities. Libera Università Mediterranea is an Italian private university founded in 1995, in Casamassima, Province of Bari. LUM University is known for its innovative approach to teaching and high academic standards.


News Article | December 13, 2016
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NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES Lumina Gold Corp. ("Lumina") (TSX VENTURE:LUM) is pleased to announce that it has completed its non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of common shares in the capital of Lumina (the "Shares") previously announced in Lumina's news release dated November 22, 2016. Lumina issued 28,571,428 Shares at a price per Share of $0.70 for gross proceeds of approximately CDN $20 million. The net proceeds of the Private Placement will be used to advance exploration of Lumina's properties and for general working capital purposes. Shares issued under the Private Placement will be subject to a four month hold period ended April 14, 2017. Shares issued outside of Canada will also be subject to restrictions on resale pursuant to applicable securities laws. Finder's fees of 4% of the proceeds from certain subscribers were paid to Haywood Securities Inc., Trimark Trading and Vandamme Invest. The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold to persons in the United States absent registration or an exemption from such registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. The foregoing information contains forward-looking statements regarding Lumina's future plans. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, Lumina has applied certain factors and assumptions that are based on information currently available to Lumina as well as Lumina's current beliefs and assumptions made by Lumina, including the anticipated use of proceeds from the Private Placement. Although Lumina considers these beliefs and assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect, and the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, among others, risks associated with the business of Lumina and that Lumina may need to expend the proceeds from the Private Placement in a manner not currently contemplated. Although Lumina has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lumina does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.


Mykhaylyk O.,TU Munich | Sobisch T.,LUM GmbH | Almstatter I.,TU Munich | Sanchez-Antequera Y.,TU Munich | And 8 more authors.
Pharmaceutical Research | Year: 2012

Purpose: To optimize silica-iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles with surface phosphonate groups decorated with 25-kD branched polyethylenimine (PEI) for gene delivery. Methods: Surface composition, charge, colloidal stabilities, associations with adenovirus, magneto-tranduction efficiencies, cell internalizations, in vitro toxicities and MRI relaxivities were tested for the particles decorated with varying amounts of PEI. Results: Moderate PEI-decoration of MNPs results in charge reversal and destabilization. Analysis of space and time resolved concentration changes during centrifugation clearly revealed that at >5% PEI loading flocculation gradually decreases and sufficient stabilization is achieved at >10%. The association with adenovirus occurred efficiently at levels over 5% PEI, resulting in the complexes stable in 50% FCS at a PEI-to-iron w/w ratio of ≥7%; the maximum magneto-transduction efficiency was achieved at 9-12%PEI. Primary silica iron oxide nanoparticles and those with 11.5% PEI demonstrated excellent r2* relaxivity values (>600 s-1(mM Fe)-1) for the free and cell-internalized particles. Conclusions: Surface decoration of the silica-iron oxide nanoparticles with a PEI-to-iron w/w ratio of 10-12% yields stable aqueous suspensions, allows for efficient viral gene delivery and labeled cell detection by MRI. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012.


News Article | October 31, 2016
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VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 31, 2016) - Odin Mining and Exploration Ltd. ("Odin" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ODN) announced today that the effective date of its acquisition of Ecuador Gold and Copper Corp. (the "Arrangement") will be November 1, 2016 (the "Effective Date"). On the Effective Date, Odin will also change its name from "Odin Mining and Exploration Ltd." to "Lumina Gold Corp." Odin's common shares will begin trading on a post-Arrangement basis and under the new Company name on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSX-V") under the trading symbol "LUM" at market open on the Effective Date. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Certain statements and information herein, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements or information include but are not limited to statements or information with respect to when the Arrangement, Odin's name change and Odin's trading symbol change will occur. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements or information can be identified by the use of phrases such as "will be", "will" or variations of such phrase. With respect to forward-looking statements and information contained herein, Odin has made numerous assumptions including among other things, assumptions about timing of deliverables required to close the Arrangement and that the Arrangement will close at all. Although management of Odin believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statements or information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that a forward-looking statement or information herein will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Odin's actual results, performance or achievements, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. These factors include, but are not limited to the conditions precedent to the Arrangement being fulfilled in a timely manner. See Odin's public filings with the Canadian securities administrators for additional information on risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to the forward-looking statements and information. Although Odin has attempted to identify factors that would cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those disclosed in the forward-looking statements or information, there may be other factors that cause actual results, performances, achievements or events not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. Also, many of the factors are beyond Odin's control. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. Odin does not undertake any obligation to reissue or update forward-looking statements or information as a result of new information or events after the date hereof except as may be required by law. All forward-looking statements and information made herein are qualified by this cautionary statement.


News Article | November 23, 2016
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NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES Lumina Gold Corp. ("Lumina") (TSX VENTURE: LUM), is pleased to announce that it plans to conduct a non-brokered private placement of up to 28,571,428 common shares in the capital of Lumina (the "Shares") at a price of CDN $0.70 per Share to raise gross proceeds of up to approximately CDN $20 million (the "Private Placement"). The price of CDN $0.70 represents a 5% discount to the last closing price of Lumina common shares of CDN $0.74 and a 10% discount to the 20 day volume-weighted average price of Lumina common shares of CDN $0.78. The net proceeds of the Private Placement will be used to advance exploration of Lumina's properties and for general working capital purposes. Certain directors, officers and other insiders of Lumina may acquire securities under the Private Placement. Any such participation would be considered to be a "related party transaction" as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Securityholders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). The transaction will be exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of any shares issued to or the consideration paid by such persons will exceed 25% of Lumina's market capitalization. Closing of the Private Placement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Lumina anticipates closing the Private Placement as soon as practicable subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Finder's fees will be payable on a portion of the private placement, in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. All Shares issued in connection with the Private Placement will be subject to a four-month and one day hold period under applicable securities laws. The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold to persons in the United States absent registration or an exemption from such registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. The foregoing information contains forward-looking statements regarding the size of the Private Placement, the timing of closing of the Private Placement, and the anticipated use of proceeds from the Private Placement. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, Lumina has applied certain factors and assumptions that are based on information currently available to Lumina as well as Lumina's current beliefs and assumptions made by Lumina, including that Lumina is able to obtain regulatory approval of the Private Placement and that Lumina is able to complete the Private Placement. Although Lumina considers these beliefs and assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect, and the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, among others, that the Private Placement will not be completed, that Lumina will be unable to obtain or will experience delays in obtaining any required regulatory approvals and that Lumina may need to expend the proceeds from the Private Placement in a manner not currently contemplated. Although Lumina has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lumina does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.


News Article | November 16, 2016
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VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - November 16, 2016) - Lumina Gold Corp. ("Lumina" or "Company") (TSX VENTURE: LUM) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a number of mineral exploration concessions in Ecuador pursuant to a public tender process‎. The results of the tender were announced yesterday by the Ministry of Mines for Ecuador. Of particular significance is the Cangrejos 20 concession, which is surrounded by the Company's existing Cangrejos project. (See Figure A). The addition of this concession consolidates Lumina's land position in an area that ‎has had a combined 15,747 metres of drilling comprised of 55 holes. Lumina has also been awarded Mining Titles for the Pegasus A1-7 and Pegasus B8-14 concessions, an early-stage gold project comprising 66,525 hectares approximately 150 km southwest of Quito. "Lumina is very excited to have been awarded these concessions that will both allow the Company to advance and develop the Cangrejos concession as well as explore a large and expanding land package in prolific mineral districts throughout the country. We intend to continue our record of aggressively advancing exploration and development projects and look forward to providing shareholders with additional news on all of the Company's projects in the near term," said Marshall Koval, Lumina's President and Chief Executive Officer. The next step in the process with respect to the new Cangrejos 20 concession is the granting of official Mining Titles by the Ecuadorian government, which Lumina anticipates will occur prior to year-end. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Certain statements and information herein, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements or information include but are not limited to statements or information with respect to the location of Lumina's land position and ownership of concessions. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements or information can be identified by the use of words such as "will" or variations of that word and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Lumina's actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.


Lerche D.,LUM GmbH | Sobisch T.,LUM GmbH
Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology | Year: 2011

Formulation of products as well as process and quality control is in need of fast and efficient measurement techniques of the state of dispersion products. We review the basics of experimental techniques of stability assessment of suspensions and emulsions, procedures of accelerated stability testing, and discuss the relationship between results of "accelerated" tests and the outcome under normal conditions of storage and usage (shelf life). Experimental results of the accelerated formulation testing are given with the focus on optical methods measuring stability based on space and time resolved changes of the volume concentration within the entire sample (STEP-Technology). In particular, acceleration of stability assessment acceleration by inclination and analytical centri-fugation is demonstrated for diverse types of formulations. If the rate limiting step of destabilization is not sedimentation or creaming a combination with other established aging tests (temperature storage, freeze-thaw-cycles, physicochemical conditions, etc.) is suggested to reduce evaluation time. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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