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Miniature portable device produces biopharmaceuticals on demand at point-of-care | KurzweilAI

Miniature portable device produces biopharmaceuticals on demand at point-of-care | KurzweilAI

MIT researchers with DARPA funding have developed a portable device for manufacturing a range of biopharmaceuticals on demand, virtually anywhere.

For medics on the battlefield and doctors in remote or developing parts of the world, getting rapid access to the drugs needed to treat patients can be challenging. That’s because biopharmaceutical drugs, which are used in a wide range of therapies including vaccines and treatments for diabetes and cancer, are currently produced in large, centralized fermentation plants.

Source: Miniature portable device produces biopharmaceuticals on demand at point-of-care | KurzweilAI