Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc.

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It has been over 20 years since the first Rapid Microbiology Methods were introduced. We sat down with our Director of New Products & Industry Affairs, David Jones, Ph.D., to talk with him about the year in review and what to expect for 2018. You attended many of the fall meetings. What information and presentations did you find the most...

Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc.

 •  December 21, 2017

Rapid Micro Biosystems and Lonza made a joint presentation entitled MODA-EM Solution and Its Integration with the Growth Direct System for EM Testing at the recent PharmaLab Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany. The presentation reviewed the challenges facing pharmaceutical microbiology QC labs today: the need for rapid turnaround of sample results to...

Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc.

 •  November 27, 2017

Biogen presented a poster, Implementation of the Growth Direct™ System: Driving for Greater Accuracy, Speed, and Efficiency in Microbial Enumeration, during the 12th Annual Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology held in Bethesda, Maryland, October 16-18, 2017. To meet the demand for faster and more accurate...

Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc.

 •  October 31, 2017

During this year’s European Directorate for the Quality of Healthcare and Medicines (EDQM) meeting, Rapid Micro Biosystems (RMB) presented its latest poster: Simpler RMM Validation for Environmental Monitoring Using Current USP Ch Requirements. The poster was created in response to the question asked by many pharmaceutical microbiologists and...

Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc.

 •  October 13, 2017

Are you considering purchasing a rapid microbiological method (RMM) for your QC lab? Quality control labs worldwide are embracing rapid microbial methods (RMM) to help streamline workflows, save resources and provide for sustainable and cost-effective growth. Are you struggling with which method to choose? While there are various methods for rapid...

Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc.

 •  October 13, 2017

Rapid microbial methods (RMM) have become a prevalent topic in microbiology quality control (QC)—particularly among QC labs with lean or paperless initiatives. However, RMM is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all proposition for every facility or process. Furthermore, in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, it can be...

Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc.

 •  October 13, 2017

For pharmaceutical manufacturers, contamination is an obvious cause for concern. Fungal contamination, specifically, poses greater hazards to manufacturing clean areas than some manufacturers may realize. As such, opportunities exist to better address fungal contamination. In fact, Dr. Tim Sandle, head of microbiology at Bio Products Laboratory,...

Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc.

 •  October 13, 2017

Contamination is a major issue for pharmaceutical manufacturers that want to mitigate risks that might compromise product quality, efficacy and patient safety. On September 12th, the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Sciences Society (PHSS) addressed this need by releasing “Technical Document No. 20 – Bio-contamination characterization, control,...

Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc.

 •  October 13, 2017

Microbial quality control (QC) testing has made strides over the last several years. And as technologies such as the Growth DirectTM System advance, the easier it becomes to quantify and justify the economic benefits. The automated system, which utilizes rapid microbial methods (RMM), analyzes user-prepared samples—just as the traditional method...

Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc.

 •  October 13, 2017

Environmental monitoring (EM) is one of the critical parts of the overall microbial testing process performed in pharmaceutical manufacturing. With the traditional EM method, microbiologists use standard contact plates. Samples are captured, the contact plate is incubated and the number of colony-forming units are reported. While the traditional...