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Examining Compounds

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The search for a better antibiotic had its beginnings at about the same time penicillin became available to the general public. In 1945, Italian Professor Giuseppe Brotzu isolated an antibiotic-producing fungus from a sewage outfall near the Mediterranean Sea. As research expanded, a new compound-identified as cephalosporin C-showed great promise. In spite of weakened antibiotic activity, it succeeded against many staphylococci bacteria strains that penicillin failed to treat.Use of this image is restricted to projects related to Destination Indiana. IHS may not reproduce.Destination Indiana Eli Lilly and Company - Antibiotics Journe

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