ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Inoculum

Material (usually cells) introduced into a culture medium.

Inoculum

1. Fermentation: an aliquot of a pure culture of microorganism added to the primary seed tank to initiate fermentation.

2. Vaccines: an aliquot of a pure “culture” of virus to be added to either living tissue (e.g. chick embryo) or tissue in culture.

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