Check out Professor Lee Cronin’s short but interesting take on where Medicine, Apps, Big Data For Chemistry and 3D Printers might go in the near future.
The implications sound pretty huge, especially for shipping-costs and disintermediation, if the process can be standardized and controlled.
*It REALLY would have to be in order to avoid scenarios like the following:
“Uh, we’re really sorry Mrs. Johnson, but we forgot a few atoms in there, and instead of HRT pills, you got Androgel 25.5%. Enjoy your new life as a man. -Yeah, I know. Shaving really is a pain. You get used to it though…”
Photo/Video Credits: TED
• Source: TED-Lee Cronin PYOM
• More Coverage: The Guardian | TED Bios- Lee Cronin
• Source Study: Journal:Nature-Integrated 3D-printed reactionware for chemical synthesis and analysis