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Type: Journal article
Title: A proposal for six sigma integration for large-scale production of penicillin g and subsequent conversion to 6-APA
Author: Nandi, A.
Pan, S.
Potumarthi, R.
Danquah, M.
Sarethy, I.
Citation: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, 2014; 2014:413616-1-413616-11
Publisher: Hindawi
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0032-1052
2090-8873
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Anirban Nandi, Sharadwata Pan, Ravichandra Potumarthi, Michael K. Danquah, and Indira P. Sarethy
Abstract: Six Sigma methodology has been successfully applied to daily operations by several leading global private firms including GE and Motorola, to leverage their net profits. Comparatively, limited studies have been conducted to find out whether this highly successful methodology can be applied to research and development (R&D). In the current study, we have reviewed and proposed a process for a probable integration of Six Sigma methodology to large-scale production of Penicillin G and its subsequent conversion to 6-aminopenicillanic acid (6-APA). It is anticipated that the important aspects of quality control and quality assurance will highly benefit from the integration of Six Sigma methodology in mass production of Penicillin G and/or its conversion to 6-APA.
Rights: Copyright © 2014 Anirban Nandi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
RMID: 0030023822
DOI: 10.1155/2014/413616
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