Archives for the category: 3D printed vaccines/drugs

September 16, 2013

Print your own drugs!

3D printing might soon allow you to create pharmaceuticals at your desk. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

quotemarksright.jpgIn a TED talk in February, professor Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow explained the idea he had for taking complex chemistry and turning it into an accessible desktop project.

... The ultimate goal of Mr. Cronin and his compatriots, he makes clear, is to ease research and development of drugs -- and to ultimately print them "at point of need." Pharmaceutical companies will essentially become research outfits that develop new molecules and then sell the software file that people will download to make their medicine at home.

... Mr. Cronin, among others, suggests that controlling the "chemical ink" is the key to preventing do-it-yourself recreational chemistry with 3D printers.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read full article. Watch TED talk.

emily | 8:47 AM | permalink

November 20, 2012

A 3D Printed Vaccine Could Soon Be Reality?

3d-printing-a-vaccine.jpeg Some very interesting research that has emerged recently is focused on producing vaccines using a 3D printer. 3D Printing Industry reports.

quotemarksright.jpgGeneticist Craig Venter — known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome — is working towards a future where medicines and biological structures could be created in digital form, emailed to wherever they are needed in the world and eventually produced using local 3D printing technology.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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emily | 2:04 PM | permalink

October 24, 2012

DNA Pioneer Craig Venter Developing a 3D Printer for Vaccines

injection-3d-printer-printing-craig-venter-biological-vaccine-dna-genetic-genomics.jpeg Geneticist J. Craig Venter told attendees at the recent Wired Health Conference in New York City that his scientific team is working on what he calls “a 3D printer for DNA, a 3D printer for life.” Inhabitat reports.

quotemarksright.jpgSuch a device—which Venter also refers to as a “biological teleporter”—could be used to instantly produce vaccines, medications or biological materials anywhere in the world simply through the transfer of a digital file. Inhabitat reports.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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emily | 9:06 PM | permalink