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16:19 Jul 1, 2004
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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Science - Medical: Pharmaceuticals / Microbiology
English term or phrase:blakes
From the writting, it would appear as it is some sort of holder/support for a solid, culture medium (blakes are numbered and then inoculated, incubated, etc.), but I am wondering if it could refer to the fungus Blakeslea trispora which serves as a growing medium deposited onto agar or something like that.
Let's see... they are used in the initial stages of vaccine manufacturing. A seed culture (of the virus subunit used for the vaccine) is diluted with liquid medium and used to inoculate this 'thingies', which are then incubated for a certain period of time. After a new addition of liquid medium, "the growth is disloged from the agar surface by gently rocking the blakes". That's the end of of the blakes usage, since the growth is then moved to regular flasks.