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The Strategic Role of Microbiology Quality Control

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

Aug 18, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Microbiology quality control testing in sterile and non-sterile manufacturing can often be perceived as a laborious, tactical part of the overall manufacturing of products.  Recently, though, microbiology-related events have shown the critical importance of this testing. 

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Topics: Micro QC

Rapid Micro Biosystems Expands Series C Round With Investment From EDBI

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

Aug 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Lowell, MA - (August 11, 2015)Rapid Micro Biosystems, a leading provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, today announced the expansion of its recent Series C equity financing with an investment from EDBI, the dedicated corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board. This investment will be used to expand global commercial and manufacturing operations in support of the Rapid Micro Biosystems Growth DirectTM, an industry-leading system for faster detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and personal care products.

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Rapid Micro Biosystems Completes $19 Million Senior Credit Facilities

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

Jul 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Lowell, MA - (July 8th, 2015) -- Rapid Micro Biosystems, a leading provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, today announced the closing of its $16 million term loan facility with Solar Capital and $3 million revolving credit facility with Comerica Bank.The financing will provide Rapid Micro Biosystems working capital to support the continued global commercialization of its industry leading technology. 

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4 Considerations When Building the Budget Case for RMM

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

Jun 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

budget-case-increase-rmmFor many microbiology quality control labs, the budgeting process begins soon and the lab and other departments will begin the process of building their cases for new technology, manpower and other needs. Many quality control labs see the value of rapid micro methods (RMM) and must have a compelling case to include the new technologies in their final budget.

Building the case means clearly understanding and articulating the areas of potential benefit to your lab through the use of RMM. Following are four things to keep in mind as you craft your business case for an RMM in your budget.

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Topics: The Growth Direct System, automated rapid enumeration, RMM

[Video] Best Practices for Integrating Automated Rapid Technology to LIMS

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

Jun 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM


Kham Nguyen,  Technical Services Manager at Rapid Micro Biosystems, recently presented an online seminar entitled, “Best Practices for Integrating Automated, Rapid Technology to LIMS."  During the event he discussed reasons to integrate to LIMS, some of the options available, methods to engage IT and the validation impact of LIMS integration.  In the below, short video Kham highlights some of the key points from his webinar.

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Optimizing Sample Preparation for RMM: 1-Step Differential Lysis Method

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

May 13, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Last month, the Parenteral Drug Association's 2015 Annual Meeting was held in Las Vegas with the central theme of “Manufacturing Innovation and Efficiency: Achieving Quality Performance in Sterile and Biopharmaceutical Operations.” The meeting featured three main tracks to address industry challenges:

  • Improving Manufacturing Performance
  • Changing Regulatory Landscape
  • Technology, Advances and Expectations
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Topics: RMM

Sterility Testing: The Detection of Stressed Microorganisms in 7 Days

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

May 8, 2015 8:30:00 AM

At the 2015 PDA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, the main tracks of the event included “Improving Manufacturing Performance”, “Changing Regulatory Landscape” and “Technology, Advances and Expectations”  In the poster area of the event, Rapid Micro Biosystems presented a study entitled, “Sterility Testing: The Detection of Stressed Organisms in Seven Days” The poster is available here.

The poster identifies the results of a study using the Growth DirectTM Sterility Test in conjunction with a novel microbiological media, modified Schaedler Chocolate Broth (mSCB), to show detection of stressed microorganisms within seven days, reducing the length of traditional sterility tests by 50 percent.

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Topics: Sterility Testing

Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces New Chief Financial Officer

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May 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Lowell, MA- (May 6,2015) – Rapid Micro Biosystems, a leading provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, today announced the addition of Stephen Furlong as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Furlong will lead the finance and accounting, information technology, and facilities functions for the business.  He will report directly to the CEO, Robert Spignesi.

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Paul Lukes of GlaxoSmithKline to Speak at the European Microbiology Conference in Prague

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

May 4, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Rapid Micro Biosystems is pleased to sponsor and exhibit at the 2015 European Microbiology Conference in Prague, Czech Republic on 6 and 7th of May. This year’s conference will focus on regulatory updates, contamination control, the use and validation of new microbiological methods and experiences from related industries.

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Lindsey Colvin of Pfizer Speaking at the ISPE Conference in Frankfurt

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

May 1, 2015 8:30:00 AM

frankfurt_integrated_qualityIf you are considering new pharmaceutical technologies or wondering about the regulations that govern their use, you won’t want to miss the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering’s 2015 Annual European Conference. This year’s conference, “Driving Effectiveness in Pharmaceutical Operations with Integrated Quality,” will take place May 4 through May 7 at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Topics: conferences

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