Why do we harvest horseshoe crab blood? - Elizabeth Cox
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Until Fred bang discovered LAL in 1956, the only test we had for bacterial endotoxin contamination was injecting thousands of rabbits. In spite of it’s negative impacts, the LAL test is a huge improvement over this method. You can learn more about Bang’s discovery here. Learn more about the Gram Stain, the most common test for bacteria contamination, here.
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