Penicillin production and extraction
A specially-designed ceramic vessel was introduced to regularise penicillin production [1, 2, 3]. The vessels could be stacked for larger-scale production and readily transported. The vessels were tipped up and the culture containing the penicillin collected with a 'pistol' . The extraction of the penicillin from the culture was partly automated with a counter-current apparatus [5, 6]. Some of the work had to be done by hand using glass bottles as separation funnels .
- Inventory no. 17458 - Former Display Label
- Exhibition Label: 'Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibioics' 04.11.2016 - 21.05.2017. Dunn School Case. Shelf 3.