Aseptic Techniques


Demonstrates the principles and techniques of aseptic microbiology work, in industrial and medical contexts.

SKU: 2849
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Producer: William Garrison
Year Produced: 1996
Running time: 15 minutes
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Shows the principles and techniques necessary for aseptic microbiology work, with demonstrations in a university laboratory setting and three industrial settings. In each situation, scientists work in different ways to reflect the types of experiments, equipment and degree of containment necessary.

Shows: aseptic techniques, the containment of micro-organisms; aseptic techniques in the brewing process at a Courage brewery; samples cultured to detect contaminants; aseptic techniques in a laboratory; preparation for an experiment; techniques in industry (Roche Products Ltd); growth of the streptomyces filamentous organism to produce an antibiotic; containment in a clean room; sterilisation of fermentation vessels with high-pressure steam; sampling; the Public Health Laboratory; containing infectious micro-organisms using air pressure and the autoclave.

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