\'DIY drugstores\' in development by Glasgow University researchers
They are using 3D printing technology, which in theory could lead to people having a \"personal pharmacy\" at home for dispensing.
A variety of molecules have been created, including some resistance. cancer drugs.
The team said its research could make it possible to diagnose a disease before it happens --
And a cure.
A new research paper published in the journal Nature Chemistry outlines how the process works.
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3D printer for computer operation
Professor Li crooning and his team built what is called \"reaction software\" on the auxiliary design software \".
These are tiny containers where chemical reactions can occur --
But there are already chemicals in these containers that drive the reactions that have been formed.
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Professor Cronin said that the development of scale chemical engineering and reaction software has enabled custom ships to be manufactured on laboratory scale for the first time.
He added: \"customization of laboratory materials is possible for a long time --
For example, it is made to include Windows or electrodes, but it is expensive and takes a long time --consuming.
\"We can make these reactor containers using 3D printers in a relatively short period of time.
Even the most complex ships we have built will take only a few hours.
\"By making the container itself part of the reaction process, the difference between the reactor and the reaction becomes very vague.
This is a new way of thinking for chemists, and it gives us very specific control over reactions, because we can constantly improve our container design as needed.
\"For example, our initial reaction device design allows us to synthesize three compounds that have not been reported before and to determine the results of the fourth reaction only by changing the chemical composition of the reactor.
\"While the technology they are developing is still in its early stages, a team of researchers from the College of Chemistry and the College of Physics and astronomy are also considering the long term
The term meaning of the development of 3D printing technology.
Professor Cronin added: \"3D printers are becoming more and more common and affordable.
In the future, it is entirely possible for us to see chemical engineering technology, which is very expensive today and can only be filtered into laboratories and small commercial enterprises.
\"More importantly, we can use 3D printers to revolutionize access to health care in the developing world, allowing diagnosis and treatment to take place in a more efficient and cost-effective way than it is now.
\"We can even see 3D printers entering the home and becoming a manufacturer of household products, including drugs.
There may have been a careful introduction --
The control software \"apps\", similar to the apps provided by Apple, we can see that consumers have access to the individual drug designers they can use at home to create the drugs they need.
Professor Cronin\'s paper is published in the journal Nature Chemistry.