3D Printers Produce Medicines

3d-Pring, Medicine

Continue to grow the unabated usability of 3D printers: After the assumptions related to a moon landing to print parts for repairs in space using lunar rocks, in fact, there came a new idea to develop on Earth, this time in the medical field. A project funded by the National Science Foundation has shown the ability to use 3D printers to make medicines according to a new paradigm which is significantly faster and more reliable than those used so far in the pharmaceutical industry.

Using inSoquio which is a CAD software designed specifically for this purpose and some technologies capable of producing nano-scale components.The researchers could then develop a system able to determine with extreme precision and maximum speed and the location of each individual atom inside the compound made. The molecules developed in this way therefore have unique properties and also thanks to the method used for their production.

A cornerstone of the project is Parabon Computation Grid using a cloud computing platform with high performance which allowed researchers to study every possible combination and perform simulations before the production of the compounds developed to date. This is in fact a major step forward compared to today’s techniques which is based on continuing efforts to search for the best solution.

The first compound made therefore seem to have been a success and leaving hope for the future.A future in which this technology could be used to develop vaccines or drugs to fight diseases of various types  with precision by studying the genetic structure of individual patients and to provide them with a measure of care. But not only the authors of the discovery have in fact pointed out that this technology could find applications in various industries, including the electronics.


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