Rapid Micro Biosystems® Announces Publication of a Multi-Author Case Study Supporting Fully Automated Colony Counting in Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Lowell, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

LOWELL, Mass., Dec. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: RPID) (the “Company”), an innovative life sciences technology company, providing mission critical automation solutions to facilitate the efficient manufacturing and fast, safe release of healthcare products, announced the publication of a Multi-Author Case Study Supporting Fully Automated Colony Counting in Pharmaceutical Microbiology.

This study, published online by the PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, sought to evaluate colony counters as an automated compendial microbiological test method and references current regulatory guidelines. In order to simplify validation, all sites followed a modular validation approach that had been developed by the participants. The modular validation facilitates the efficient implementation of the technology to routine use while complying with regulatory requirements.

“The results of the study demonstrate that automation technology, such as the Growth Direct system, used to incubate, enumerate, and detect organisms, can meet the challenges in pharmaceutical quality control including faster time to result, accuracy, and enhanced data integrity,” said Rob Spignesi, President and CEO of Rapid Micro Biosystems. “The study data conveyed consistent performance of the technology between all sites, which is an important consideration for regulators and large customers with global manufacturing sites.”

This publication was produced by eight global pharmaceutical companies who implemented and validated an automated colony counting technology to perform quality control microbiology tests, environmental monitoring, bioburden and water testing, in-process product samples and bulk drug substance bioburden. The Growth Direct system has been successfully implemented for routine use in cGMP areas for all applications and QC test requirements mentioned, as well as in-process bioburden testing for new drug applications to the FDA and EMA.

The study can be accessed through this link: Access Full Publication.

About Rapid Micro Biosystems 

Rapid Micro Biosystems is an innovative life sciences technology company providing mission critical automation solutions to facilitate the efficient manufacturing and fast, safe release of healthcare products such as biologics, vaccines, cell and gene therapies, and sterile injectables. The Company’s flagship Growth Direct system automates and modernizes the antiquated, manual microbial quality control (“MQC”) testing workflows used in the largest and most complex pharmaceutical manufacturing operations across the globe. The Growth Direct system brings the quality control lab to the manufacturing floor, unlocking the power of in-line/at-the-line MQC automation to deliver faster results, greater accuracy, increased operational efficiency, better compliance with data integrity regulations, and quicker decision making, that customers rely on to ensure safe and consistent supply of important healthcare products. The Company is headquartered and has U.S. manufacturing in Lowell, Massachusetts, with global locations in Lexington, Massachusetts, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.rapidmicrobio.com or follow the Company on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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