FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 25, 2016 – Acton, MA - Microbiology Research Associates, Inc., provider of microbiology testing and consulting services for the healthcare, pharmacy compounding, drug manufacturing and medical device industries partners with Group Purchasing Organization Yankee Alliance.   Through the partnership, MRA will offer microbiology testing and consulting services to over 12,800 Yankee Alliance members.  MRA specializes in sterile compounding compliance, contamination control, cleanroom validation, environmental monitoring, and microbiology testing.  

Fran McAteer, President of MRA, commented, “As the regulatory compliance landscape continues to change, it is imperative that compounding pharmacies partner with experts in the DQSA, USP <797> and cGMP regulations. MRA works closely with clients to implement quality management systems which demonstrate compliance with sterile compounding requirements. We are honored to have been selected to partner with Yankee Alliance and look forward to delivering premium consulting and testing services to their clients.”

About Microbiology Research Associates

Microbiology Research Associates (MRA) specializes in microbiology testing and consulting services for the Biotechnology, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device industries. Our FDA regulated testing laboratory is located just outside of Boston MA, and our areas of specialization include contamination control, clean room validation, environmental monitoring, and sterile compounding.

For over 20 years MRA has served clients ranging from large pharmaceutical manufacturers, compounding pharmacies and hospitals to complex medical device developers and virtual biotech companies. MRA implements testing, validation and consulting, demonstrating customer product quality and process consistency. Our services provide the highest quality testing based on regulatory compliance and responsively meeting client deadlines. MRA is funded by Thompson Street Capital Partners.  For more information, visit

About Yankee Alliance

Yankee Alliance is a member-driven healthcare group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration, that working together can achieve more than working alone. Our mission is twofold: to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while recognizing their individual needs. Today, Yankee Alliance remains true to the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 12,800 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states. For more information visit

For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Senior Vice President, Administration, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at