Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Robert Allen

Project Type

Senior Design Project

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Community Application

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Our group is presenting on the Reconstitution Efficiency on Elution Process for MilliporeSigma. The process that we are working with is the mixing of BAAP (Bovine Albumin Acetone Powder) into reverse osmosis water. This process is the first step of many in the making of medical test kits, of which include HIV/AID, strep throat, and pregnancy tests. Our initial task was to reduce the mixing time by 50%, however after further exploration of the problem, a more stable and consistent process turned into our primary goal and a significant reduction in time became a secondary goal. Initially, we were using Six Sigma to create a more efficient process. Realizing that the project needed more experimentation than design, we decided to focus more on the DMAIC process. This process includes the five steps of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. Following these steps has allowed our group to have structure while working to improve this process. Through employee interaction at MilliporeSigma, experimentation and data analysis, we are excited to present our findings of which in include a standard of procedure based on our experimental results.

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Reconstitution Efficiency on Elution Process

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Our group is presenting on the Reconstitution Efficiency on Elution Process for MilliporeSigma. The process that we are working with is the mixing of BAAP (Bovine Albumin Acetone Powder) into reverse osmosis water. This process is the first step of many in the making of medical test kits, of which include HIV/AID, strep throat, and pregnancy tests. Our initial task was to reduce the mixing time by 50%, however after further exploration of the problem, a more stable and consistent process turned into our primary goal and a significant reduction in time became a secondary goal. Initially, we were using Six Sigma to create a more efficient process. Realizing that the project needed more experimentation than design, we decided to focus more on the DMAIC process. This process includes the five steps of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. Following these steps has allowed our group to have structure while working to improve this process. Through employee interaction at MilliporeSigma, experimentation and data analysis, we are excited to present our findings of which in include a standard of procedure based on our experimental results.