No need for the pharmacy; just press print

My new piece for Scienceline is on 3D printing drugs. Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire in England have filed a patent for a 3D printer that can produce complex tablets using chemical “ink.” The technology would be a boon for personalized medicine–but it might also mean unfettered, and in some cases dangerous, access to experimental drugs. As my friend Eliza said, it’s “3D printing on steroids… no, OF steroids.” Read on!

Source: Flickr / Rob Ireton


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