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R Will all work need to be carried out at the related containment level ? If not, what facilities are required at what level? ) r Will genetically modified organisms (GMOs) be used? (Note that, in the UK, any work with (or storage of) GMOs falls under the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000. These require that the laboratory is registered with the Health and Safety Executive for the performance of GMO work, and that various other safeguards are put in place, before any GMOs enter the laboratory.
3. ii. Liquid handling and filtration This equipment, includes volumetric pipettes, Pasteur pipettes, centrifuge tubes, autoclavable micro-pipette tips, and filters for sterilizing tissue culture solutions. 1 µm in order to exclude mycoplasma as well as other micro-organisms. Some filter membranes, for example those made of polysulphone, have low protein-binding properties and are essential where the protein concentration of the filtered solution is critical, particularly if the molecule is highly charged as are some of the polypeptide growth factors.
By the 1970s methods were being developed for the growth of specialized cell types in chemically defined media. Gordon Sato and his colleagues  published a series of papers on the requirements of different cell types for attachment factors such as high molecular weight glycoproteins, and hormones such as the insulin-like growth factors. These early formulations and mixtures of supplements still form the basis of many basal and serum-free media used today (see Chapters 4 and 5). Recombinant DNA technology (also known as genetic engineering) was developed in the 1970s and it soon became apparent that large complex proteins of therapeutic value could be produced from animal cells.