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Scientists develop method to 'print' drugs


Posted on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 | Comment icon 6 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The technology could lead to personal medicine dispensers that can be operated from one's own home.

Researchers at Glasgow University used a type of 3D printer to create the drug molecules, in the future such technology could make it possible to diagnose and produce a cure for illnesses on demand. "We could use 3D printers to revolutionise access to health care in the developing world, allowing diagnosis and treatment to happen in a much more efficient and economical way than is possible now," said Professor Lee Cronin who headed the research team.

"Researchers at Glasgow University have developed a new process which they say can "print" drugs."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by reggie2011 on 18 April, 2012, 12:49
i can think of at least three things wrong with that instantly.. 1/to print the printer would have to be full of base chemicals to produc a range of drugs substancial enough to make it worth it. 2/ these same pure chemicals would be defenetly hacked machines for the drug trade example;psudo ephdrine from cold and flu pills also used for makeing the worlds most addictive drugs ie.speed crank ice meth anphitimene 3/it would also pose an extrem health hazzard' explosions,suicidal persons,health to anyone around the machine has an exposior risk the amount it would cost and the time it woul... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by DKO on 18 April, 2012, 12:51
Now how do I set it to ecstasy...
Comment icon #3 Posted by HawkLord on 18 April, 2012, 13:04
You just know someone will find a way to hack the system to produce illegal narcotics.
Comment icon #4 Posted by OverSword on 18 April, 2012, 16:54
This is the beginning of the (food)replicators from Star Trek.
Comment icon #5 Posted by JayMark on 18 April, 2012, 19:52
Agreed. But link dosen't work for me though. And what about the actual synthesis? How many diffrent compounds do they plan to be able to produce with it? Diffrent models? Name suggestions: - Nico's Tin Machine - The Silo Sin Magic Machine - The Morphin' Space Machine - The Methamphet Machine - The By Thor Azine Machine - The Deep Ressor Machine - The Med Scaline Weird Machine - Ben's Zody Azepin Sleeping Machine - Mary Juana's Peace And Love Machine - The Great Esteem You Lant Machine - Kate's And Amine's Dream Machine - Eless Dee's Psychedelic Machin... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by HawkLord on 19 April, 2012, 13:24


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