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Thread: A small chemical reactor made via 3-D printing allows for making drugs on-demand

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    A small chemical reactor made via 3-D printing allows for making drugs on-demand

    January 19, 2018 by Bob Yirka

    A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow has developed a system based on 3-D printing reactor modules for creating pharmaceuticals on demand.

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    The system the team developed involves software, precursors, a 3-D printer and an instruction manual. Software is used to design a reactor which is a series of connected water-bottle sized containers. The reactor is printed by the 3-D printer and then the manual is used by a non-professional to add precursors to the reactor to create the desired drug.

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    To prove their idea, the researchers designed a blueprint for the muscle relaxing drug baclofen, printed the reactor for it and then used it to create some samples. Such a system, the team acknowledges, might face some hurdles in acceptance due to the possibility of it being used to create illicit drugs.

    https://techxplore.com/news/2018-01-...r-d-drugs.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    January 19, 2018 by Bob Yirka

    A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow has developed a system based on 3-D printing reactor modules for creating pharmaceuticals on demand.

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    The system the team developed involves software, precursors, a 3-D printer and an instruction manual. Software is used to design a reactor which is a series of connected water-bottle sized containers. The reactor is printed by the 3-D printer and then the manual is used by a non-professional to add precursors to the reactor to create the desired drug.

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    To prove their idea, the researchers designed a blueprint for the muscle relaxing drug baclofen, printed the reactor for it and then used it to create some samples. Such a system, the team acknowledges, might face some hurdles in acceptance due to the possibility of it being used to create illicit drugs.

    https://techxplore.com/news/2018-01-...r-d-drugs.html
    Meth labs for days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Such a system, the team acknowledges, might face some hurdles in acceptance due to the possibility of it being used to create illicit drugs.

    https://techxplore.com/news/2018-01-...r-d-drugs.html
    Ya think?

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    Thank you team of researchers, just what we need more of out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    January 19, 2018 by Bob Yirka

    A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow has developed a system based on 3-D printing reactor modules for creating pharmaceuticals on demand.

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    The system the team developed involves software, precursors, a 3-D printer and an instruction manual. Software is used to design a reactor which is a series of connected water-bottle sized containers. The reactor is printed by the 3-D printer and then the manual is used by a non-professional to add precursors to the reactor to create the desired drug.

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    To prove their idea, the researchers designed a blueprint for the muscle relaxing drug baclofen, printed the reactor for it and then used it to create some samples. Such a system, the team acknowledges, might face some hurdles in acceptance due to the possibility of it being used to create illicit drugs.

    https://techxplore.com/news/2018-01-...r-d-drugs.html
    So let me get this right, the 3-d printer produces the plastic containers to mix chems to make drugs. How is this any better than using solo cups?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    So let me get this right, the 3-d printer produces the plastic containers to mix chems to make drugs. How is this any better than using solo cups?


    If you are needing customized objects for whatever reason, it would be cheaper on the long term.

    I thought this was 3D printing the chemical structures of the drugs.... But, that's probably way off.

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    Cheap drugs maybe.

    You won't be producing any Valium with that crap however.

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