News | December 17, 2020

Argonaut Manufacturing Services Turns To Bright Machines To Accelerate And Scale Production

SAN FRANCISCO - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Today, Bright Machines™ and Argonaut Manufacturing Services (‘Argonaut’) together are announcing that Bright Machines will automate Argonaut’s unique assembly process.

Argonaut, based in Carlsbad, CA, is a contract manufacturing organization offering a host of customized manufacturing and supply chain solutions for life science, molecular diagnostics, and biopharmaceutical companies, including formulation, filling, lyophilization, and kitting, as well as automated aseptic fill-finish equipment for sterile injectable drugs. Argonaut enables organizations to quickly scale pharmaceutical and life science operations by providing expert support and state-of-the-art manufacturing solutions, minimizing costs and risks.

With the addition of Bright Machines’ software-driven automation solution, Bright Machines Microfactories, to their factory operations, Argonaut will accelerate their clients’ transition from manual and semi-automated protocols to full automation thereby improving manufacturing throughput, and augmenting visual quality controls for a variety of products.

“We started Bright Machines with the mission to increase the speed, scalability, and flexibility of manufacturing using an intelligent, software-driven approach,” said Amar Hanspal, CEO and co-founder of Bright Machines. “Argonaut’s unique approach to mission-critical work aligns perfectly with our approach to reimagining the factory floor, making this a natural fit. We are thrilled to partner with such an innovative company and look forward to helping Argonaut achieve a new level of scale in 2021 and beyond.”

By selecting Bright Machines, Argonaut will increase factory production without sacrificing quality – a critical reason they are proud to partner with Bright Machines.

“Argonaut’s customers will benefit from the installation of the Bright Machines Microfactory with more product options, while expanding our manufacturing flexibility as clients continue to scale,” said Chris Duffy, COO at Argonaut. “The partnership with Bright Machines will be instrumental in further building out our operations.”

The Bright Machines Microfactory will be deployed in 2021 from the Argonaut facility in Carlsbad, CA.

About Bright Machines

Bright Machines provides an intelligent platform for industrial automation, helping companies manufacture more products at a higher-quality and lower cost. The company leverages computer vision, machine learning, cloud computing, and adaptive robotics to automate productassembly and inspection, fundamentally changing the flexibility, scalability, and economics of manufacturing. With more than 500 employees worldwide, Bright Machines is headquartered in San Francisco, with R&D centers in the US and Israel and field operations in the US, Mexico, China, and Poland.

Visit www.brightmachines.com.

About Argonaut Manufacturing Services

Argonaut Manufacturing Services is an FDA registered, FDB approved, ISO 13485:2016 cGMP contract manufacturing organization dedicated to providing custom manufacturing and supply chain solutions for life science, molecular diagnostics, and biopharmaceutical companies. Life sciences and molecular diagnostics services include formulation, filling, lyophilization, and kitting, while biopharmaceutical services feature state-of-the-art automated aseptic fill-finish equipment for sterile injectable drugs. All projects are supported by a senior project management group, full analytical quality control service offering and, global shipping logistics. From procurement through distribution, Argonaut provides a wide range of flexible solutions for diverse outsourcing needs. www.argonautms.com.

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