Sourcing Antibiotics for Culture Media

Jorge L. Galazzo jlg at alumni.caltech.edu
Wed Aug 2 10:10:29 EST 1995


For microorganism produced antibiotics, and if you know the producer organism
How about adquiring the strain and producing some in your lab. I know it is
a lot of work, but if you don't want to spend big bucks or compromise your
research results, this might be the only way out.

Jorge Galazzo
jlg at alumni.caltech.edu

In article <950801$224459$9323carsonj at ozemail.com.au>,
Jeremy Carson  <carsonj at ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>I am in the process of developing enrichment culure media for several bacterial
>fish pathogens. I have been able to source common antibiotics available through
>chemical suppliers such as Sigma and ICN but I would also like to test more
>unusual antibiotics.
>
>I have contacted some pharmaceutical companies but the responses make
>acquisition of any antibiotics very prohibitive, mostly because of the legal
>requirements regarding ownership of research findings. One company said they
>would supply 1g of antibiotic on condition that they had sole rights to all the
>intellectual property arising from the project!
>
>Does anyone have any advice on how or where to obtain less common or
>non-generic antibiotics in a simple, straightforward way?





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