You could soon be manufacturing your own drugs—thanks to 3D printing

It’s probably a good thing that 3D printed chemistry wasn’t around in the 60’s

Forget those long lines at the pharmacy: Someday soon, you might be making your own medicines at home. That’s because researchers have tailored a 3D printer to synthesize pharmaceuticals and other chemicals from simple, widely available starting compounds fed into a series of water bottle–size reactors. The work, they say, could digitize chemistry, allowing users to synthesize almost any compound anywhere in the world.

Source: You could soon be manufacturing your own drugs—thanks to 3D printing | Science | AAAS

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