Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces New Vice President of Product Development

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Lowell, MA - October 11, 2016 – Rapid Micro Biosystems, a leading provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, is pleased to announce the addition of Ed Ognibene as Vice President of Product Development. Ed will report directly to the CEO, Robert Spignesi.

Mr. Ognibene brings over 20 years of technology and product development experience with 


sophisticated scientific instrumentation. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Engineering / SystemsDevelopment at Waters Corporation in the Separation Systems division, where he successfully managed the R&D and Engineering teams from the acquisition of Thar Instruments, Inc., as well as the integration of these groups into the broader corporate development organization. Concurrently, Mr. Ognibene oversaw a major development program to replace a product line with innovative new systems. Prior to this, he was responsible for driving the development of novel industry leading chromatographic platform systems. Before Waters, Mr. Ognibene worked at SatCon Technologies, a MIT start-up, where he managed the Mechanical Engineering Group and was also responsible for Program Management and technology/business development. 

 “I am thrilled to welcome an executive of Ed’s calibre and experience to our team,” said CEO Robert Spignesi. “His track record of leading innovative technology, product development programs, and organizations will be instrumental to our continued growth and success.”

“I am pleased to step into the VP of Product Development role and take on this assignment during an exciting phase of the company’s growth,” said Mr. Ognibene. “I look forward to ensuring that our customers experience the most innovative products as they implement Rapid Micro Biosystems’ technologies throughout their organizations.”

Ed holds a PhD and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a BSME from SUNY Stony Brook.  Ed is a member of ASME, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi honor societies.

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 uses the natural auto-fluorescence of microbes and requires no reagents. For more information about Rapid Micro Biosystems visit www.rapidmicrobio.com


Eugenia Kendrick
Rapid Micro Biosystems