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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

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.


Topics: Sterility Testing

Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Posted by Admin User

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.


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.


Topics: Rapid Micro Biosystems

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.


Topics: conferences

Rapid Micro Biosystems Secures $25 Million in Series C Equity Financing

Posted by Admin User

Apr 29, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Lowell, MA – April 29, 2015 – Rapid Micro Biosystems, a leading provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection for quality control testing within the pharmaceutical, personal care products and medical device market segments, today announced that it has raised $25 million in Series C equity financing.  The financing will be used to expand global commercial and manufacturing operations in support of the industry leading Growth DirectTM System across the applications of environmental monitoring, sterility and bioburden testing.


Topics: Press Releases

Join Rapid Micro Biosystems’ at a Local Life Sciences User Group Meeting

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

Apr 28, 2015 10:34:00 AM

rapid_micro_biosystemsAre you interested in keeping up to date with the latest technologies and developments in pharmaceutical water and cleanroom verification?  If so, you won’t want to miss the next series of Life Sciences User Group (LSUG) meetings - a free continuing education series for pharmaceutical quality professionals.


Topics: Rapid Micro Biosystems, microbial testing, RMM

Recent Article: Rapid Microbiological Methods in Pharmig Winter Edition

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

Apr 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

bioburden_samplesDavid Roesti, Senior Facilitator RMM+Global Support, Novartis Pharma Stein AG recently published in article in the Pharmig Winter Edition (free download for Pharmig members) that discusses his company’s use of an RMM Launch Center to “evaluate, validate and implement rapid microbiological methods (RMMs) for microbiological QC testing.”  The article discusses the various rapid methods that have been evaluated at the center. The article presents details on different methods that have been validated.

According to the article, in 2009, Novartis established the RMM Launch Center, a center of excellence in Stein, Switzerland, to evaluate, validate and implement rapid methods without duplicating efforts across multiple Novartis sites.  The center was established to address the common challenges associated with the implementation and validation of RMMs, specifically that the process can be time consuming and require specific expertise.


Topics: rapid microbiological method, RMM

Avoid These 4 Potential Errors in the QC Lab with Automation

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

Apr 15, 2015 8:30:00 AM

incubation_errorsThe traditional test for microbial colony enumeration is a proven method, but has several opportunities for errors, which can create costly investigations and user retraining.  With the increased adoption of rapid microbiological methods, labs are addressing these potential risks.

One of these methods is automated, growth-based RMM (rapid microbiological method). This system automates the compendial method with robotics and imaging systems that reduce resource requirements to perform testing, and eliminate many of the manual steps that can create errors. Following are four potential errors microbiologists can address through automated, growth-based RMM in their quality control labs.


Topics: Automation, QC Labs

RMM and Commercial Preparations: Comparing Performance with Growth Direct™

Posted by Rapid Micro Biosystems

Apr 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

RMMandCommercialPreparationsThe Parenteral Drug Association's Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference was held in Berlin last month, bringing the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community together to promote scientific advances, as well as regulatory and educational information. Rapid Micro Biosystems’ Andrew Sage was on hand to present a poster titled “Performance Comparability of Commercial Preparations of Test Organisms Used in the Validation of RMMs: Not All Bugs are Created Equal .”


Topics: The Growth Direct System, RMM

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