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Fermentation unit. Researcher with a 150-litre research fermentor containing a strain of Escherichia coli bacteria. This strain will have been genetically modified to make antibodies. Antibodies are proteins that are part of the human body's immune system. The fermentation unit will provide heat and nutrients for the growth of the bacteria. Photographed at Celltech's Slough research laboratories, UK.
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