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Company Overview of Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc.

Company Overview

Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc. provides products for the detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and personal care products. It offers Growth Direct system that includes an automated imaging instrument that analyzes user-prepared proprietary consumables. The company also provides on-site installation, instrument, validation services, regulatory compliance assistance, system certification training and training re-freshers, and business case preparation and return-on-investment analysis services; and technical support services in the Americas and Europe. Its products are used in microbial contamination detection, non-destructive enumeration of mi...

One Oak Park Drive

2nd Floor

Bedford, MA 01730

United States

Founded in 2006





Key Executives for Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 55
Chief Commercial Officer
Director of Technical Services
Vice President of Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc. Key Developments

Rapid Micro Biosystems Names Robert Spignesi as Chief Executive Officer

Rapid Micro Biosystems announced that its Board of Directors has named seasoned industry veteran Robert Spignesi as the company's next chief executive officer. As the new CEO of Rapid Micro Biosystems, Rob's priorities will be leading the company to support the business expansion and widespread adoption of the Growth Direct(TM) System. Rob has more than 20 years of leadership experience and joined Rapid Micro Biosystems most recently from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he was a Vice President and General Manager, Americas.

Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces New Corporate Headquarters in Lowell, Massachusetts

Rapid Micro Biosystems announced its recent move to a new corporate headquarters in Lowell, Massachusetts. The move to this facility provides a new base of operations for Rapid Micro Biosystems. The new facility boasts 37,000 square feet (3,440 square meters) of office and production space, including a validated ISO 8 level cleanroom to support increased production of both the Growth Direct(TM) System and application-specific consumables for environmental monitoring, bioburden and sterility testing. The new location also provides office and applications development space as well as a dedicated laboratory environment for showcasing the Growth Direct(TM) System - the company's automated, rapid, non-destructive microbial enumeration device. Located within 45 minutes of the Boston airport, the facility is easily accessed via major highways.

Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces the Commercial Availability of the Growth Direct(TM) System for Environmental Monitoring and Bioburden Applications

Rapid Micro Biosystems announced the launch of the next generation of Growth Direct(TM) System and accompanying applications. The Growth Direct(TM) System is designed to automate the incubation, detection, enumeration and reporting steps for environmental monitoring and bioburden applications in pharmaceutical quality control laboratories. The technology is based on the detection of the natural auto-fluorescence of microorganisms; requiring no additional reagents to detect growing colonies. The Growth Direct(TM) System can handle both the environmental monitoring and bioburden (in-process and water) applications. The environmental monitoring application for the Growth Direct(TM) System automates the high volume testing typically found in the combination of air, surface and personnel monitoring. Delivers efficiency: Automated reading and data transfer to laboratory information management systems (LIMS) frees personnel from tedious handling and counting of hundreds of plates a day allowing resources to focus on higher value activities. Audit trail: The system provides a complete, error-free record of all activities and results. System can be located near production: On a large site, the Growth Direct(TM) System can be located near manufacturing, increasing efficiency and reducing the travel risk with critical samples.

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