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Microbial fermentation. Workers in clean room suits inspecting a microbial fermentation unit. The fermentation unit provides optimal growing conditions for a culture of microorganisms. The unit provides nutrients, removes waste products and maintains an optimal temperature for reproduction. The microorganisms being cultured have usually been genetically modified to produce a product they would not normally make. Such products can include antibodies, human hormones and enzymes. This is a Bioengineering microbial fermentation unit. This inspection is being carried out by employees of the UK's Health Protection Agency.
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