3D printing for drugs

3D printing could hold the key for easy and cheap drug distribution. If drugs could be manufactured easily, they could be distributed anywhere — even printed at a specific point of need, such as an outbreak area.

Speaking to The Guardian, Cronin said, “Basically, what Apple did for music, I’d like to do for the discovery and distribution of prescription drugs.”

They already have a prototype apparently capable of 3D printing simple drugs

2 Responses to 3D printing for drugs

  1. Richard Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    The possibilities blow the mind . . .

  2. Steve G Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Drugs are really just chemicals mixed together, so I’m not surprised.