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Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces New Corporate Headquarters in Lowell, Massachusetts

LOWELL, Mass., Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rapid Micro Biosystems, a leading provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, today 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 (3440 square meters) of office and production space, including a validated ISO 8 level cleanroom to support increased production of both the Growth Direct™ 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™ 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.

"Our new facility provides the perfect venue to showcase our solutions and to service our growing list of Global 2000 customers," said Julie Sperry, Rapid Micro Biosystems' Chief Commercial Officer. "This location is a perfect fit for our aggressive development plan and stood out among the choices considered."

Rapid Micro Biosystems new headquarters address is:

1001 Pawtucket Blvd West
Lowell, MA 01854
United States
+1 978 349 3200

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 www.rapidmicrobio.com

CONTACT: Mark Severns Rapid Micro Biosystems mseverns@rapidmicrobio.com

Source: Rapid Micro Biosystems