Argonaut Blog & News

Key factors in choosing the right biotechnology contract manufacturer

May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Choosing the right contract manufacturer to partner with is critical for your business success. Get it right, and a good contract manufacturer relationship gives you superior supply chain leverage. Choose the wrong contract manufacturer and you risk [...]

Increasing Cost of Innovation. The 3rd Driver of the Foundry Model in the Molecular Diagnostics Industry

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Part Three – Increasing Cost of Innovation The third driver that is triggering the growth of the foundry model in Molecular Diagnostics is the ever Increasing Cost of Innovation. The similarity between molecular diagnostics and the 1980’s chip fabric [...]

The 2nd Driver of the Foundry Model and how it’s shaping the Molecular Diagnostics Industry

February 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Part Two- Leveraging Commonality The second driver that spawned the growth of the foundry model was the ability to Leverage Commonality. By the mid 1980’s, the techniques used to manufacture a wafer and eventually a semiconductor chip were largely co [...]

Celsee, Inc. Enters into Supply Agreement with Argonaut Manufacturing Services

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Carlsbad, CA, 02/14/18 – Argonaut Manufacturing Services, a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) serving the life science and molecular diagnostics markets, announced today it has entered into a supply agreement with Celsee, Inc. (“Celsee”), an [...]

Looking to Gain Value in Your Drug Product or IVD? Level-Up Your QC Program

February 8th, 2018|1 Comment

Many organizations view their QC program as a necessary evil- required by regulatory bodies and useful primarily to release product. However, defining and building a solid Quality Control program can unlock great value. Setting aside the need for fin [...]

Three Reasons why the Foundry Model will revolutionize manufacturing in the Molecular Diagnostics Industry

January 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Part One - Keeping Pace in Innovation The foundry model is poised to fundamentally transform the biotechnology sector. As it revolutionized the semiconductor industry in the mid 1980’s, the foundry model brings to molecular diagnostic companies a met [...]

Variabilization: Pivotal in your Biotech Reagent and Diagnostic Operations

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The concept of variabilization, a willful shift from fixed to variable costs, has been around since the late 1990s. First-in-class companies have moved from a fixed cost model to a variable model, primarily to enhance their agility, responsiveness, a [...]

Argonaut Announces New COO, Chris Duffy

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Argonaut Manufacturing Services is pleased to welcome Chris Duffy as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Duffy will be responsible for overseeing and managing operations and advancing a number of capability expansions in 2018. “Argonaut’s business model has [...]

Argonaut Receives Device Manufacturing License from California Food and Drug Branch (FDB)

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Argonaut Manufacturing Services is pleased to announce that it has received a device manufacturing license from the State of California Department of Public Health Food and Drug Branch. This licensure, together with Argonaut’s FDA registration and IS [...]

Argonaut Will be at AACC 2017 in San Diego

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Let's Talk! Join The Argonauts at AACC at Booth #2020 on Tuesday, August 1st from 3:30pm to 5:00pm for food and craft beers and learn how we solve global supply chain challenges for innovators. Or, we invite you to stop by our Booth #2020 anytime dur [...]

From Special Ops to Serving Argonaut Clients

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Argonaut Manufacturing Services is proud to announce the recent honor bestowed on our very own Client Services Manager, Matt Curran. Matt has recently transitioned from the elite Marine Corp Raiders community. To assist in his transition from the Spe [...]

Learn how to keep your manufacturing train from derailing

May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

This animated video explains how biotech and diagnostic companies can reduce manufacturing risk while getting to market faster. The manufacturing journey doesn't have to be hard. If you want reagents, made right, watch this video. Want to learn more [...]

Do You Know the Silent Killer of Biotech Supply Chains?

May 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

As operations and manufacturing professionals, we understand the standard supply chain errors such as running too lean, lack of transparency or failing to plan for business disruption. However, there is one, often-overlooked, killer of supply chain c [...]

Argonaut FDA Registration in Genome Web Brief

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Argonaut FDA registration highlighted in GenomeWeb Brief. Read more about it here. [...]

Argonaut Announces FDA Site Registration

April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Argonaut Manufacturing Services is proud to announce their registration with the Food and Drug Administration as a medical device establishment. The registration follows an earlier certification of ISO 13485:2016 as Argonaut Manufacturing Services co [...]

Argonaut in GenomeWeb Brief

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

An Argonaut first! We were picked up by GenomeWeb covering our ISO 13485:2016 certification achievement and financing from Square 1 Bank. Read more about it on GenomeWeb here. [...]

Square 1 Bank Announces Credit Facility to Argonaut Manufacturing Services

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

As announced on Nasdaq GlobeNewswire: SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank, today announced that it has provided a $5 million credit facility to new client Argonaut Manufacturing Services, a l [...]

Argonaut Announces ISO 13485:2016 Quality Certification Achievement

March 1st, 2017|1 Comment

Argonaut Manufacturing Services, a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) dedicated to serving the life science and molecular diagnostics markets, announced today that it has received ISO 13485:2016 certification following a successful inspection [...]

Argonaut Celebrates Grand Opening

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Argonaut Manufacturing Services celebrated the opening of their facility with a Grand Opening Open House on November 17th, 2016.  It was heavily attended and very well received. It was held at their facility in Carlsbad, CA and over 150 guests attend [...]

8 Tips to Help Your Team During Annual Operational Planning (AOP)

November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Surviving Annual Operational Planning: Part 2. One of the largest challenges a leader faces is keeping their team motivated during annual operational planning season. In my experience, two camps form; one that calls for immediate action and one that [...]

Tips on Surviving Annual Operations Planning: Part 1

October 11th, 2016|0 Comments

How to Assess Your Operations Balance. Annual operations planning – the time of year when those of us in Life Science Operations consider a change of career. Anything seems preferable to the impending countless questions and seemingly endless meeting [...]

Manufacturing On The Edge: Quality by Design

May 5th, 2016|1 Comment

Do you rely on end-testing your finished product as the primary quality step? If so, you should consider a change! There are strong benefits to shifting to a quality method that provides visibility upstream to the entire manufacturing process. Not on [...]

Should I purchase an eQMS?

March 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Establishing an electronic (or enterprise) Quality Management System is an expensive undertaking.  So is it worth it?  What is the value of having a good quality system; one that is fully transparent, trackable, validated, and available at all times, [...]

The Love/Hate Relationship With Your Long Tail SKUs

February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Does your company hold on to relatively slow moving SKUs while simultaneously arguing they should be terminated? It’s a love/hate relationship that could be reconciled if these long-tail SKUs continued to generate revenue but without tying up cash or [...]