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Also in the sale, the Nobel prize bronze medal.<br />
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Two samples of mould that legendary scientist Sir Alexander Fleming used to produce penicillin have sold for almost £25,000.<br />
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Both specimens of the yellow-green Penicillium Notatum fungus are contained on a glass disc and date back to the 1930s when Fleming was developing his 1928 discovery of penicillin. <br />
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The samples helped pave the way for the development of antibiotics which people first started to use in 1942 to treat infections which often would prove fatal.<br />
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The treatment has gone on the save millions of lives across the world.