Sanofi

The Sanofi-LGO partnership is focused on a state-of-the-art production facility that makes disposable injection pens outside of Frankfurt, Germany. The facility operates with a goal to develop a smoother way to inject insulin into the body. The project continues research begun by the Fraunhofer Institute and Bosch, among other organizations. Since the first Sanofi internship in 2013, LGOs have provided an impressive return to the company by identifying device defects and developing innovative ways to solve those defects.

Scott McArthur (LGO ’17)
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Research topic: Lean Optimization/Manufacturing
Scott is working in Sanofi’s Frankfurt facility on topical silicon performance in filling lines within the plant. As part of his project, he will design experiments to determine the interactions between process parameters and cartridge characteristics. Scott’s research continues the work done by his predecessor, Jeremy Schacherl.

Jeremy Schacherl (LGO ’16)
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Research topic: Lean Optimization/Manufacturing
Jeremy used state-of-the-art nanoscale measurement techniques and tribological (friction) equipment to test the physical characteristics of silicone-coated glass. He then analyzed the data and determined the relative significance of primary factors influencing friction of a rubber versus coated glass system. His research was nominated for the Best Thesis Award in his graduating class.

Nathan McMullin (LGO ’15)
Location: Cambridge, MA and Frankfurt, Germany
Research topic: Product Design & Development
Nathan developed a product concept with an associated business case from recently acquired IP. He then recommended how the early stage development process could be enhanced. Billy Bellows (LGO ’14) had analyzed the acquired IP, generated an initial set of product ideas, and outlined a general process for taking new IP to product ideas. Nathan’s project continued Billy’s research through the rest of the opportunity identification process.

Billy Bellows (LGO ’14)
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Research topic: Product Design & Development
Billy’s research and resulting thesis was nominated for the Best Thesis Award in his graduating class.