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3D-Printed Medicines

July 25, 2012, by

3D printing is on the rise, and it will not only affect design and architecture. Recently we stumbled upon an interesting article on Inhabitat that describes the ambitious idea by Lee Cronin, a chemist at the University of Glasgow, to build a 3D printer that is able to print medicines.

In his speech at TEDGlobal last month, Cronin explains that won’t be impossible to create a device that produces molecules. In his scenario, pharmacists would be able to download plans for assorted drugs and print them out on site.