This question is part of the following Ask The Expert session:
Please tell the history and reasons behind our equipment. Why is a petri dish round while culture plates are square. When did the growth flask lay onto it’s side. Who set the length of pipets. What characteristics should we look for in the plastics of our plasticware. How does the agitation reach all the corners of a bioreactor. Where were and where are the best ideas coming from? Is glass blowing still worth learning. And who was Petri?