Category Archives: Operations

Pneumatic Blending

Pneumatic blending offers numerous advantages over mechanical mixing. It incorporates a series of controlled compressed gas (or air) pulses into the bottom of a conical hopper to mix dissimilar materials into a homogeneous blend. As the compressed gas expands back … Continue reading

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Productivity in Upstream Processes

By Ken Clapp, Upstream Product Manager, GE Healthcare Although keeping a better-faster-cheaper mindset, the bioprocessing industry cannot sacrifice quality. Over the past few decades, tremendous improvements have been made, including the industrialization of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and biologics … Continue reading

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Designing for Operational Excellence

Kristina Pumphrey, PE – CRB Associate / Operational Improvement Specialist It seems counterintuitive to wait until a facility is in operation to apply Lean/ Six Sigma techniques to improve operational efficiency.  There are many decisions made during design that affect … Continue reading

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