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3D printers could create customised drugs on demand

Published on 23 April 2012

Scientists are pioneering the use of 3D printers to create drugs and other chemicals at the University of Glasgow.

Researchers have used a £1,250 system to create a range of organic compounds and inorganic clusters - some of which are used to create cancer treatments.Longer term, the scientists say the process could be used to make customised medicines.They predict the technique will be used by pharmaceutical firms within five years, and by the public within 20.

For the full story on the BBC website, click here, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17760085

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