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Submission + - 3D printing brings drug production to the masses, but can it be regulated? ( 1

ericjones12398 writes: "Technological advancement has revolutionized manufacturing procedures. One of the most talked about advancements in manufacturing is 3D printing. 3D printing not only holds potential for entertainment and consumer purposes, this technology is posited as a way to revolutionize health care. From tissue and organ engineering to drug discovery, 3D printing promises to fix our health problems. Recently, chemistry got on the 3D printing wagon and this new approach could move chemistry to the masses, and maybe even allow people to print their own drugs.
Researchers at the University of Glasgow are behind the 3D chemistry printing, using 3D printers as chemical synthesizers. The reactionary agents are printed in layers with the last reactionary agent printed first. The addition of a liquid at the top creates the chemical reaction. Currently, research on this technique has been limited to proof of principle, but researchers are beginning work to show that currently available pharmaceuticals can be made using this approach."

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3D printing brings drug production to the masses, but can it be regulated?

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  • You still need the illegal ingredients to make those illegal drugs, it wont work over here in Sweden anyway. Same with knives, you can kill people with knives....the biggest drug is Alcohol, and it's legal, go figure.

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