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The analysis of clinical specimens in a grouped “run”, which contrasts with the more labour-intensive testing of individual specimens.
The induction of bacterial growth in a closed-system bioreactor with a specific amount of nutrients; once nutrients are consumed, the system is drained of product and bacteria and a new “batch” of bacteria and nutrients are placed in the system.
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