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Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 21. Still no kilo available

Seaplane. National Air and Space Museum.

Because of war conditions, Florey doesn’t succeed in securing more money or means for his project of scaling up penicillin production. He thinks that for the time being, having one kilo at hand would satisfy all his needs. He will have to use 5.000 m3 of fermentation broth in order to produce that. There is