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Clean room drug production. Worker wearing a full- body suit of clothes to maintain the sterility of a clean room used to produce medicinal drugs. The drug being produced is the antibiotic penicillin. It is produced by the fermentation of Penicillium sp. fungi under carefully-controlled conditions in vats (one at lower centre). Penicillin was the first antibiotic to be discovered. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections.
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