Researchers are hoping to use this technique
to develop synthetic vaccines for biodefense
and gene therapies that can target disease.
Credit: Mike Agliolo/Corbis

3-D PRINTER MAKES DRUGS WITH DRAG-AND-DROP DNA

Analysis by DNews Editors
Sat Dec 8, 2012 10:00 AM ET

The new technology, which was in part funded by the National Science Foundation, is called the Parabon Essemblix Drug Development Platform, and it combines computer-aided design (CAD) software called inSçquio with nanoscale fabrication technology.

“What differentiates our nanotechnology from others is our ability to rapidly, and precisely, specify the placement of every atom in a compound that we design, ” said lead investigator Steven Armentrout through the NSF’s official release.

Read more: 3-D Printer Makes Drugs with Drag-and-Drop DNA : Discovery News.

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