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Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Posted by Admin User on May 6, 2015

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.

Mr. Furlong brings more than 25 years of financial management expertise including accounting, M&A, financial planning, forecasting and analysis.  Mr. Furlong joins Rapid Micro Biosystems following a distinguished career at Hologic, Inc., where he most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Sales Administration.  During his tenure, Mr. Furlong helped the business grow to a $2.5 billion global enterprise.  

“Steve is a welcome addition to our executive team,” said CEO Robert Spignesi.  “His expertise growing businesses in the healthcare industry will be critical to Rapid Micro Biosystems long-term objectives.”

Furlong commented:  “I am honored to join the team at Rapid Micro Biosystems. The business has an impressive track record of success thus far and I am eager to play a role in the company’s plans forward.”

Mr. Furlong holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from Bentley University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University.

About Rapid Micro Biosystems
Rapid Micro Biosystems delivers the Growth Direct™ System, an automated, non-destructive rapid detection and enumeration technology based on the compendial method for microbial quality control in pharmaceutical manufacturing.  The system automates and accelerates detection and enumeration in the areas of sterility testing, environmental monitoring, and bioburden testing, eliminating manual steps and analysis.  The detection technology, first developed and patented by Dr. Don Straus, Ph.D., uses the natural auto-fluorescence of microbes and requires no reagents. For more information about Rapid Micro Biosystems visit


Mark Severns
Rapid Micro Biosystems